Best Practices

Sofia International Forum: Combating Child Trafficking

Meeting Minutes of the Sofia International Forum: Combating Child Trafficking, containing a set of recommendations for enhancing the anti-trafficking response in the Black Sea region.


Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons: A Handbook (PDF)

A broad-based manual, ontaining general workable strategies that can be easily adapted to local contexts as well as by NGOs worldwide. This manual clarifies the concepts of human rights and trafficking in persons and provides concrete rights-based strategies that can be carried out and have worked at all levels, from local to international, in the context of trafficking.

Good Practices for Targetting the Demand for Prostitution and Trafficking (PDF)

This chart, updated in January 2006, compiles and summarizes a variety of good practices that have been implemented to target the demand for prostitution and trafficking throughout the world.

"Successfully Tested Livelihood Programs in South Asia" - A Guide for the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Survivors/Victims of Violence Including Trafficking (PDF)

A guide for non-governmental organizations, government units and corporate businesses, the Resource Book identifies economic initiatives that are easy to implement, require minimum financial support, are tailored to the special requirements of survivors/victims of violence and have been successfully applied in the region. Tailoring and Poultry to Rice Packaging in Bangladesh; AMUL initiatives, Book Binding and Dance Movement Therapy in India; Handicrafts in Nepal; and Micro Finance Programs in Sri Lanka, are among the case studies cited.

Prevention of Trafficking and Protection of Victims of Violence - A Guide to Replicable Approaches(PDF)

SARI/Equity initiated this non-exhaustive guide to tested programs and practices in the hope that the approaches listed therein would stimulate non-governmental and governmental actors when faced with similar problems and when searching for "solutions". Some of the Replicable Approaches included in this compilation have also been the subject of SARI/Equity grant awards. The experiences shared will, no doubt, add further valuable insights into "what works" for the benefit of actual or potential victims of trafficking or other forms of violence.

Compendium on Best Practices: On Anti Human Trafficking by Law Enforcement Agencies (PDF)

This publication captures several initiatives against humantrafficking by law enforcement agencies in India. The compendium highlights examples of best practices by the police to prosecute traffickers, protect victims/survivors of trafficking and prevent human trafficking.

From Challenges to Opportunities - Responses to Trafficking and HIV/AIDS in South Asia

Through this publication, the UNDP Regional HIV and Development Programme (South and North East Asia) aims to share some innovative and path-breaking initiatives led by a few civil society partners in responding to the complex nexus of vulnerabilities of women and children in South Asia. It highlights the borderless nature of both the HIV epidemic and of trans-border human trafficking, which is becoming the third largest form of illegal trade after drugs and arms trafficking.

Good Trafficking Prevention Practices

In May 2007, the ILO anti-trafficking project identified a series of Good Practices to prevent the trafficking related exploitation of young Thai women and children in three northern border provinces. They range from helping to foster a multi-disciplinary approach across various Government agencies, and indeed across provincial borders - to teaching Hill Tribe families how to become 'Eco Homestay" entrepreneurs - to name but two. The five good practices are summarized here for the benefit of all readers.

Good practices in response to trafficking in human beings (PDF)

This manual, put together by the International Federation of Red Cross under the umbrella of the Red Crescent Societies, both maps out and offers reflections upon good practices in the realm of anti human trafficking activities. More specifically, the manual takes stock of some of the most innovative practices in response to human trafficking in countries of origin, transit and destination in the European region. It offers a combined view of the practices and challenges that arise from the contextual constraints of countries of origin versus countries of destination. Rather than treating them as separate realities, the manual argues for the necessity of continuity and inter-linkage between these practices.

Examples of specific steps a business company can take in helping end human trafficking (PDF)

This simple flier gives The Athens Principles developed by End Human Trafficking Now, an NGO working in the area of human trafficing. It lists out several ways in which companies seeking to make a change, can contribute to and play a significant role in the prevention of human trafficking.