Forced Migration and Human Trafficking: Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus
The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University hosted a conference from 27-28th October examining the convergence of trafficking and migration, with a focus on the use of technology to disrupt the exploitation of migrants and vulnerable populations. Dr. Hannah Thinyane, Principal Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) presented on the work undertaken as part of the migration tech research project, particularly discussing the use of technology to identify victims of labor exploitation and human trafficking in Thailand.
This research event brought together researchers, medical professionals, policymakers, and activists; discussing the convergence of trafficking and migration through a number of different lenses: media, policy, technology, legislature, and health. It provided a valuable platform to share ideas and build connections with a wide range of regional and international stakeholders.