The digital library http://www.childtrafficking.com is a global internet platform and digital library that provides, on one dedicated website, the tools that are needed to tackle a complex phenomenon that does not lend itself to easy answers. The website avoids moralism and ideology, and instead presents thousands of studies and reports founded on hard research, and informed by the experiences of people working in the front lines. All forms of trafficking are addressed, including trafficking for labour purposes. The website focuses on children, and includes the latest information on strategies for trafficking prevention, as well as the rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of trafficking. http://www.childtrafficking.com is regularly updated and invites contributions, comments and criticism from those who make use of the service.
A team of three anti-trafficking experts is searching for documents, assessing quality of papers submitted, and overseeing the technical procedures to keep the digital library updated. The whole work is volunteer-based, driven by the spirit to provide access to a huge collection of studies, reports and research in order to promote the fight against contemporary slavery.
Muna Basnyat is overseeing the technical procedures to keep the digital library updated. She has been responsible to oversee the anti-trafficking programs implemented by Terre des hommes in Nepal and earlier also in West Bengal, India. With her academic qualifications in international studies and experience of working in the nonprofit sector, she is very much committed and enthused to serve as a regional adviser for anti-trafficking actions of Terre des hommes in South Asia in the context of contemporary slavery.
John Frederick is a technical consultant for international organizations in South Asia. He designs research activities in human trafficking, sex work and migration, and assists in the development of strategies and capacity-building activities for governments and local organizations conducting the recovery and social integration of victims of trafficking, domestic violence, armed conflict and sexual abuse. He is the author of Fallen Angels: the Sex Workers of South Asia, among other publications.
Reinhard Fichtl has been working as an aid worker for more than two decades in East Africa and later South Asia. He began as an development worker in Ethiopia in the late 1980’s, then working for a reintegration program of ex-combatants of the former EPLF in Eritrea in the mid-1990’s, then for the next five years as a program coordinator to Zambia to promote the formation of marginalized women networks. Later he managed projects and programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, West Bengal and Sri Lanka. Nowadays he works for a philanthropic foundation in Switzerland which promotes education and child protection globally. As an educational sociologist he focuses on providing opportunities for marginalized people, especially women and children.