Over the years, HAART has conducted several research projects as well as being a part of research projects within our networks or in collaboration with other organizations.

HAART research

  • Butere Case Study on Human Trafficking: A preliminary needs’ assessment

This publication is a primary needs’ assessment of issues related to human trafficking within the Butere area in Western Kenya. The report revealed low previous awareness of human trafficking as an offense, but simultaneously showed that participants experienced their county to be highly affected by the practice. In addition to incidences of human trafficking, the workshops also revealed a high prevalence of child labour in the Butere area. The authors recommend above all to continue awareness raising initiatives and to increase sensibility towards harmful cultural practices such as early marriage.

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  • Displacement, violence and vulnerability: Trafficking among Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya

The first volume of HAART’s Research series This study examines the link between internal displacement and human trafficking by specifically looking at factors that might increase the vulnerability of IDPs to trafficking. The study develops a model containing several elements (variables) or conditions pertaining to trafficking vulnerability. The study concludes that depending on the combinations of these factors and meeting these conditions, the vulnerability of IDPs to trafficking can either increase or decrease. A number of recommendations are made towards the mitigation of vulnerability of IDPs to trafficking.

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  • Kenya’s Child Market – Lure Sell and Dispose, 2015

“Kenya’s Child Market – Lure, Sell and Dispose” studies the vulnerabilities of children in cases of human trafficking. It looks at the current state of child trafficking in Kenya, the level of awareness on child trafficking in schools and orphanages, the institutions capacity to prevent the children being victims of human trafficking and what should be the content of educational manuals distributed to teachers and students. The study provides recommendations for public and private sectors on how to tackle child trafficking.

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  • Forced Labour in Kenya, 2015

“Trafficking for Adults for Forced Labour in Kenya. Gender, Intersectionality and Policy.” is a Master’s thesis that focuses on forced labour as a form of human trafficking in Kenya. It examines why men and women are being trafficked for forced labour in Kenya and what their experiences are.

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  • Exploring the Impact of HAART’s Awareness Raising Workshops, 2014

A research “Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking” is about the impact of HAART’s workshops to the beneficiaries and secondary beneficiaries. The aims of the workshops are to inform the public about human trafficking, especially those who are most at risk.

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  • Rapid Insight Survey, 2012

“The Scope of Human Trafficking in Nairobi and its environs” is a report on preliminary survey findings made by HAART. It seeks to find answers about the nature of human trafficking and the main characteristics of victims and traffickers of human trafficking in Nairobi and its environs.

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Other relevant research publications

  • Migration in Kenya: A Country Profile 2015

Migration in Kenya: A Country Profile 2015” is a report by IOM that explains the trends and types of migration in Kenya, the migration’s impact on different aspects in society and its link to governance. In the report human trafficking is discussed as a type of irregular migration.

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  • Human Trafficking in Kenya, 2014

”Human Trafficking in Kenya” is an extensive report about the different aspects of human trafficking in Kenya. The report was made by National Crime Research Centre.

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  • Trafficking in Persons in the Diocese of Machakos, 2014

“Trafficking in Persons in the Diocese of Machakos” studies human trafficking incidents in the Diocese of Machanos, Kenya. The study by Caritas and the Diocese of Machakos explores from where to where the victims move, it profiles the traffickers and victims and describing the methods of enticement used on victims. The publication was written by HAART’s CEO Radoslaw Malinowski

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  • The Plight of Kenyan Domestic Workers in Gulf Countries, 2013

“The Plights of Kenyan Domestic Workers in Gulf Countries” is a Master’s thesis that studies why Kenyan women continue to seek domestic work in the Gulf Countries despite warnings and the travel ban, what are the working and living conditions in the destination countries, what does the travel ban aim to accomplish, and what steps has the Kenyan government taken to protect its female citizens still working in Middle East.

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  • The scale of movement and associated protection risks, 2013

“Mixed Migration in Kenya: The scale of movement and associated protection risks” is a study made by the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS). The study looks into the aspects of migration in Kenya. It also has a chapter on human trafficking.

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  • Guidelines for assisting victims of human trafficking, 2011

“Guidelines for Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking in the East Africa Region” was made together with IOM. It contains guidelines on how to identify victims of human trafficking, how to assist them and what are the reintegration processes. The publication was written by HAART’s CEO Radoslaw Malinowski.

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