How to Assess Human Trafficking in Asia

As a global leader on human rights, the United States has a responsibility to ensure that the State Department’s current programming is reducing international human trafficking. To do this, we should clarify the definition of human trafficking, as one of the challenges in quantifying human trafficking is that there is disagreement over its definition. We can also develop quantitative, empirical methodologies to document not only the prevalence of human trafficking, but also the effectiveness of anti-trafficking programs. Finally, we can work with partners in Asia to standardize data collection and evaluation of human-trafficking programming.

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