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Money Laundering Resulting from the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Crimes
Publications
21 August 2021

The main objective of the project is to shed light on the crimes of human trafficking and migrant smuggling through a new typologies project which was among the priorities of the MENAFATF in 2019, by studying the various aspects linked...

The Five Corridors Project: Exploring Regulatory and Enforcement Mechanisms and their relationship with Fair Recruitment
GuidancePublications
02 July 2021

More and more people are migrating for work each year, making a vital contribution to the societies and economies that host them. Yet researchers continue to document an array of abusive practices that occur systematically in the recruitment of migrant...

Regional Overview – Sexual Exploitation of Children Middle East and North Africa
GuidancePublications
01 December 2020

This Regional Overview on the sexual exploitation of children (SEC) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), consolidates the relevant existing data to map the context, risk factors, region-specific issues, responses and gaps in the fight against the issue....

The new slavery: Kenyan workers in the Middle East
Publications
30 June 2020

Written by Mohamed Daghar. In September 2014 Kenya banned the exportation of labour to the Middle East because workers were being trafficked by criminal networks offering them jobs. This policy brief focuses on the criminals who continue to drive this...

Meneshachin scoping study: A global synthesis and analysis of responsible recruitment initiatives targeting low-wage, migrant workers
Publications
31 May 2020

This review was conducted as a “scoping study” of two distinct areas of recruitment policy and programming: (1) current government policies and initiatives to improve recruitment standards for low-wage migrant workers; and (2) current non-governmental models, focusing on initiatives that...

Covid-19: Garment Worker Perspectives
COVID-19 resourcesPublications
01 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting government actions to stem the spread of the virus have severely changed the way people across the world work and live. For Jordan’s garment sector, the national curfew and shutdown of business activity forced factories...

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