Trafficking for forced labour – how to monitor the recruitment of migrant workers

This training manual aims to raise awareness amongst labour inspectors, police, government officials, employers’ organizations, trade unions, and others, on the issues of trafficking, forced labour and job placement systems. More specifically, it focuses on the recruitment of migrant workers into highly exploitative situations that could amount to forced labour.

Instructional material | 01 January 2006
This manual aims both to inform and guide on action. It provides information on abusive recruitment practices and trafficking as well as the socio-economic factors that facilitate the incidence of trafficking. The main emphasis, however, is on policy measures, skills and techniques to be applied in curtailing these practices. It promotes hands-on learning and encourages constant sharing and interaction among participants who benefit from each other's experience and ideas.
As each national context is different, trainers should complement the generic approach of this manual with information on a particular country’s laws, policies and
socio-economic environment, which may limit the extent to which the countries can implement the recommendations included in this training manual. The materials are adaptable to different situations, types of participants and different national contexts. They have been designed as a flexible tool that can be used in a variety of ways and trainers should use the parts of the kit they find most relevant, depending on the amount of time available as well as the profile of participants.