Supporting the Identification of Victims of Human Trafficking and Forced Labor in Thailand

Thinyane, Hannah, "Supporting the Identification of Victims of Human Trafficking and Forced Labor in Thailand" in Locally Relevant ICT Research ed. Krauss, Kirstin, Turpin, Marita and Naudé, Filistéa (Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019), 61-74.

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  • Author Thinyane, Hannah
    Book Editor Krauss, Kirstin
    Turpin, Marita
    Naudé, Filistéa
    Chapter Title Supporting the Identification of Victims of Human Trafficking and Forced Labor in Thailand
    Book Title Locally Relevant ICT Research
    Publication Date 2019-01-18
    Place of Publication Cham
    Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
    Start page 61
    End page 74
    Language eng
    Abstract We present results from a mixed methods study, involving survey data collection and focus groups, to understand the current processes of identifying victims of human trafficking in Thailand. Participants represent a broad spectrum of inter-governmental organizations, regional and local NGOs, Thai government officials, translators, and previously exploited migrant workers. Across these different stakeholders, participants identified key problems of lack of trust, communication issues, and differences in understanding of the key indicators of human trafficking between parties. The study also highlighted participants’ perceptions on the role that technology can play to address the problems they face in identifying victims. It identifies the use of a smart phone application on the NGO or frontline responder’s own device as a potential facility to enable workers in vulnerable situations to self-identify and seek help, allowing them to bridge the communication and skills divide with the channels of help that already exist.
    Keyword Mixed Methods Study
    Labor Exploitation and Human Trafficking
    Computer-supported Communication
    Copyright Holder Springer International Publsihing AG, part of Springer Nature
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783030112349
    DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-11235-6_5
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