2012 | Society for International Development

This report explores the human trafficking industry and examines why there is such a low level of awareness about it in the region. It highlights trends and insights about both the victims and traffickers themselves and how they are all part of a dark but lucrative livelihood strategy. It also speculates about the impact on trafficking of the free movement of labour enshrined in the regional integration process, and suggests that better regulation of both international and domestic recruitment could better protect voluntary migrants.