Enrolment starts:

Mid-September 2019

Course Outline

This online course will study the programmes, practices and activities of counter trafficking. It will do so by speaking to experts from Trade Unions, NGOs and International Organisations who will examine case studies from their work and will debate the efficacy of actions in this area.

The course is structured in five Classes. The first Class provides an overview of trafficking, including definitions, laws, mechanisms and tools, with a specific focus on Southeast Asia. Class 2 examines advocacy around law and policy, including the importance of harmonisation. Class 3 discusses research on trafficking and some challenges, such as determining numbers and agreeing upon a definition. Class 4 debates the role of trade unions, which is crucial in ensuring that workers are informed and their rights are respected. Class 5 examines the challenges, strengths and weaknesses of current programming in countering child trafficking.

The course is self-paced and consists of interviews, case-studies and quizzes.

Course Outline

  • 1

    Week 1

    Overview: laws, definitions, status

    Anna Olsen, Senior Technical Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)

  • 2

    Week 2

    Advocacy around law and policy

    Sebastian Boll, Regional Research Specialist, UN Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT)

  • 3

    Week 3

    The Role of Research in Counter Trafficking

    Simon Baker, Trafficking Expert
    Borislav Gerasimov, Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) and Editor of The Anti-Trafficking Review

  • 4

    Week 4

    The role of Trade Unions

    Ussarin Kaewpradap, International Affairs Specialist, State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation (SERC)

  • 5

    Week 5

    Countering child trafficking

    Mark Capaldi, ECPAT Head of Research; Lecturer at the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University