New research gives voice to victims of human trafficking
Category: Research, Educational, Latest News, Human Rights, Education Solutions, Higher Education, Human Story, Leeds Beckett University, Social Science
New research from Leeds Beckett aims to make permanent changes to policy in Kenya on the prevention of human trafficking and the protection of human trafficking victims.
The research, led by Dr Rachel Julian in the Leeds School of Social Sciences, will uncover new insights into the impact of human trafficking by documenting the real-life experiences of victims and uncovering the patterns and opportunities for new approaches to countering human trafficking in Kenya.
Dr Julian explained: “The true extent of lives destroyed and communities broken because of the growing human trafficking challenge in Kenya is not fully known. National policies are not being implemented and the complex impact on people, communities, economic development and conflict is not systematically documented. There are gaps in data and not all victims are given victim status, further complicating the picture.”
Kenya is internationally recognised as a source, transit, and destination point for human trafficking. To attempt to tackle this, the project will send findings to the Strategic Development Goals interest group of Kenyan MPs.
Dr Julian said: “If policy development is to be effective, there is an urgent need to understand human trafficking streams and bring the voices of victims and those at risk into the policymaking process; and our project aims to influence rapid changes and improvements for victims.”
Collaborating on the research is Haart Kenya – a highly respected non-governmental organisation focused on countering human trafficking and helping its victims. Their victim assistance programme has documented more than 500 cases of human trafficking to date.
Dr Julian added: “By collecting the experiences of victims and those at risk of human trafficking, our research will discover the nature of harm and injustice in human trafficking, as well as the support and protection needs of the victims.”
The research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and will culminate in the production of films, an exhibition and research papers.
VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work
environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your
diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email
[email protected] for more information.
Did you know that users who have filled in their profile details are 42 times more likely to get matched with the right employer?
Help us find the best workplace for you by sharing more about yourself.
We will never disclose your information with others.
Amost Two-fifths of Working Adults Given Less Than a Week's Notice of Working Hours
Close to two-fifths (37%) of UK workers in full or part-time employment are given less than a week's notice of their shifts or work patterns, according to new research conducted by the Living Wage Fou...
First hearing implant surgery of its kind goes ahead at University Hospitals Sussex
For Deaf Awareness Week (4th to 9th May), audiologists and ear surgeons from University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating the success of two new hearing devices implanted for the f...