European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings

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DemandAT – Demand-side measures Against Trafficking

demandATLa Strada International is part of an international consortium, coordinated by ICMPD that researches the demand-side measures against trafficking.

The DemandAT project investigates different approaches to addressing and reducing demand through anti-trafficking efforts and policies. The project addresses the challenge of understanding what demand is in the context of trafficking in human beings (THB) conceptually, theoretically and empirically. It draws on related policy areas to investigate the scope of demand-side measures to reduce demand for THB. While much of the literature to date analyses the vulnerability of (potential) ‘victims’ of THB, a demand-side analysis has the potential to re-centre attention onto those benefitting from THB, and therefore presumably bearing a degree of responsibility for it. In theory, the research will enable questioning of how the structure and regulation of particular markets allows for high levels of exploitation and, at the extreme, trafficking in human beings.

More information can be found on the ICMPD website.

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