DT Institute and DT Global Release Report Entitled “Pandemic Impact on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion”

This week, DT Institute and DT Global released the first of two reports focused on Transnational Crime in the Mekong Region. This Report, “Pandemic Impact on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion” was made possible through a collaborative partnership between DT Institute and DT Global, as well as Charles Sturt University, Ropes and Gray (Hong Kong Office), and Global Alms. The Mekong Region comprises of Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

The Report contains collaborative review and analysis, as well as recommendations for additional research regarding the impact that the global pandemic has had on human trafficking — a crime that depends upon exploiting human vulnerabilities and mastering movement of people and illicit commodities. 

Over the past year, each of the five research partners contributed to the literature of human trafficking and other elements of transnational crime. The Report examines how the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic  exacerbated the vulnerability of human trafficking, focusing on increased family and domestic violence, increased unemployment, and under-engaged youth.

Read the full report here:

Pandemic Impact on Human Trafficking in the Mekong.

About the DT Institute

DT Institute is a non-profit specializing in strategic research and development assistance through cooperative agreements and grants. Serving as both a funder and implementer focused on co-creation, co-investment, measurable impact, and sustainability, DT Institute drives innovation and strengthens communities and leaders.

About DT Global 

DT Global, built on more than 50 years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development (GPD) Charitable Trust, applies ingenuity, evidence, and passion to everything we do. Grounded in decades of technical expertise and leadership around the world, we incorporate rigorous learning and assessment in our program design process to ensure that we stay on the cutting edge of thought leadership. Our technical experts work in partnership with communities and institutions to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that create sustainable change and improve people’s lives.

Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University, an Australian university with a global reputation as a leading provider of specialist professional programs in policing, law, criminology, security, emergency management, customs and excise studies, and border management

Ropes and Gray, LLP

Ropes and Gray LLP is a global law firm with 11 offices located in the United States, Asia and Europe. The firm has more than 1,400 lawyers and professionals worldwide, and its clients include corporations and financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and health care organizations.

Global Alms

Global Alms Incorporated is an Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the elimination of trafficking, sexual exploitation and the physical abuse of men, women and children.