Stigma and Trafficking in Indonesia and Ethiopia (ASPIRE)
In 2019, IOM started a new project called ASPIRE (Assessing Stigma for Prevention, Improved Response and Evidence Base), which builds a social norms and stigma informed approach to strengthen prevention activities and improve responses to trafficking and exploitation in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
The project will improve the evidence base on the intersection of social norms and stigma with trafficking in Indonesia and Ethiopia, both as a driver of vulnerability and a barrier to reintegration. The project will use this evidence base to help inform the design and targeting of capacity building activities focused at the structural and community level, as well as community and media engagement. We will be working closely with the IOM offices in Indonesia and Ethiopia to achieve these three outcomes:
1) Key actors have access to an increased evidence base on social norm and stigma drivers and consequences of trafficking and exploitation and use this to inform the design of interventions.
2) Key actors at a structural/national level improve their capacity to prevent and respond to trafficking and exploitation, applying a social norms-informed, non-stigmatizing approach.
3) Key actors at a regional and community level improve their capacity to prevent and respond to trafficking and exploitation, applying a social norms-informed, non-stigmatizing approach.
This project will run to March 2021 and is funded by the UK Home Office Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF), phase 2.