Going Back, Moving On: A synthesis report of the trends and experiences of returned trafficking victims in Thailand and the Philippines

This research report explores some of the issues, obstacles and opportunities related to the return and integration of women migrants who experienced exploitative situations abroad, including forced labour and human trafficking.

Based on in-depth qualitative interviews with 59 returned victims of trafficking in Thailand and the Philippines, the report offers insight from their individual experiences and challenges, including their conditions, concerns and aspirations before and upon their return, and their way of coping after having returned to their country of origin. The report includes a critical review of assistance available and received in returning and reintegrating from the perspective of returnees. The women reflected on the kind of reintegration assistance they received, their main worries and needs upon return and their suggestions for improving the quality and effectiveness of reintegration assistance.

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