Ethical and safety recommendations for interviewing trafficked women

2003London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Daphne Programme, WHO

In response to the rapid global rise in trafficking and growing demand for information on trafficking by policymakers, donors, service providers, and the media, women who have been trafficked are increasingly being interviewed to discuss their experiences. This article is introduces recommendations that are intended primarily for use by researchers, members of the media, and service providers unfamiliar with the situation of trafficked women. They do not explicitly discuss the different risks and obligations of interviewing females who are minors, although many of the same principles will apply.

Key wordsEthics / humanitarian work / psychosocial intervention