Who Funds Re/integration? Ensuring sustainable services for trafficking victims

Rebecca Surtees, Fabrice de Kerchove
2014 Anti-Trafficking Review  
This article discusses the critical importance of re/integration services in the lives of trafficked persons and as central to an effective anti-trafficking response. It outlines how support and resources for re/integration services have so far not been widely available and the impact of this on trafficked persons. The article also discusses different strategies used within one re/integration initiative-the Trafficking Victims Re/integration Programme (TVRP)-to promote sustainable
more » ... nable re/integration services given the limited (and now declining) funding for re/integration in the Balkans. These strategies, which have met varying degrees of success, include: (1) advocating for government funding; (2) leveraging private-sector funding and contributions; and (3) establishing social enterprises to fund re/integration services. The article concludes by advocating greater attention to re/integration services for trafficked persons, including working creatively and collaboratively with civil society, government, the private sector and donors, to ensure that re/integration services are conceptualised, implemented and funded in ways that are sustainable and, thus, offer critical support to trafficked persons.
doi:10.14197/atr.20121434 fatcat:4slwvblqnzeyzfonvk6mld5kja