Trafficking of Women and Children in Indonesia


Agustinanto, Fatimana, Jamie Davis, Anis Hamim, Ketut Ika Inggas, Ranggoaini Jahja, Farida Mahri, Neha Misra, Anna Puspita Rahayu, Ruth Rosenberg, Ira Soedirham, Rebecca Surtees, and Yuyan Wahyuningrum. 2003. Ruth Rosenberg, eds. Trafficking of Women and Children in Indonesia. Jakarta: International Catholic Migration Commission.

Authors: Fatimana Agustinanto, Jamie Davis, Anis Hamim, Ketut Ika Inggas, Ranggoaini Jahja, Farida Mahri, Neha Misra, Anna Puspita Rahayu, Ruth Rosenberg, Ira Soedirham, Rebecca Surtees, Yuyan Wahyuningrum


Information about trafficking of Indonesian women and children is limited. Many newspaper articles have been written and research on related topics conducted, but it has not yet been consolidated or analyzed as a whole. The purpose of this report is to consolidate the information that already exists about trafficking in Indonesia into one comprehensive report and disseminate this information widely.

It is anticipated that this report will be helpful for people working on counter trafficking in Indonesia, as well as people interested in trafficking worldwide. Not only does the report provide a fairly comprehensive overview of the problem, but it also includes a variety of resources to help combat trafficking, including: a review of existing Indonesian legislation; a list of international agreements which contain articles relevant to combating trafficking; an overview of the Indonesian National Plan of Action for the Elimination of Trafficking of Women and Children; a list of our Indonesian partner organizations working on trafficking in Indonesia; a list of Internet-based resources for trafficking; and a bilingual glossary of trafficking–related terms. It is our hope that a better understanding of the nature of trafficking in women and children in Indonesia will lead to more effective interventions to prevent trafficking and to assist trafficking survivors.

This report was produced by the staff of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center). ICMC and the Solidarity Center are jointly implementing a project to counter trafficking of women and children in Indonesia, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). More information about the project is included in Appendix C.

Topics: Civil Society, Gender, Women, Girls, Boys, International Law, International Organizations, NGOs, Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking Regions: Asia, Southeast Asia Countries: Indonesia

Year: 2003

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