The NEXUS Institute has announced the release of the first of its four-part series on improving services to trafficked persons, Leaving the Past Behind? When Trafficking Victims Decline Assistance. The report, authored by Annette Brunovskis of the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies and Rebecca Surtees of the NEXUS Institute, details the experiences of victims of trafficking in Southeastern Europe who, for a variety of reasons, elect to decline receiving the victim services and assistance available to them. The report details personal circumstances of victims, difficulties in the assistance system itself, and social context and personal experience as obstacles to assistance, and from these various findings draws out a series of recommendations for further study and approaches for the improvement in assistance mechanisms. The findings contained in this report will be of interest and are generalizable to policymakers and practitioners in other regions of the world beyond Southeast Europe. This report will be of particular interest to all government and NGO first-responders who interact with victims of trafficking to offer assistance, as well as policy and program designers who wish to improve the likelihood that assistance programs will be relevant to victim needs and fully accessible to those who need them. The report was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and conducted in conjunction with and published by the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies.
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