VF?s approach to human trafficking is strategic.
It begins with knowing the landscape – identifying the risk factors and vulnerabilities of the population through evidence-based research. The sets of knowledge and understanding we gain through our researches at the Policy and Advocacy Resource Center, are used in our advocacies to institutionalize social change at the larger scale. We advocate for policy reforms, for the creation of government arm to enforce the law, and for the transformation of social value system.
At the core is the generation of much needed knowledge to inform the development of best practice models and formulation of policies. This will ensure then that programming of anti-trafficking initiatives, especially that of protective and transformative care, and preventive approaches, uphold the tenets of human rights and total human development while remaining responsive to an ever-evolving landscape.
VF?s idea of social change in the context of ending human trafficking and modern slavery encompasses the generation of relevant knowledge and enhancement of policy implementation and programming, to benchmarking and institutionalizing strategic direct interventions, to mitigation of vulnerabilities at the household and community levels, and finally, engendering empowerment and a change in mindsets at the individual level.
The Four Pillars
VF has established four core strategies as our ?pillars? of innovative solutions based on lessons from years of globally celebrated best practices and interventions. Anchored on the principle of multi-stakeholdership, each pillar capitalizes on a strong partnership base to achieve its goals.
VF will remain committed to the mission to institutionalize proven innovative models that reduce people?s vulnerability to slavery, human trafficking and any form of exploitation.
We have a network mindset focused on strategic collaboration with national and international partners. We developed a schematic model of VF?s Theory of Change (of the four pillars) and how it will effect systemic change. Our blueprint creates the right balance between short-term progress and long-term impact.
IF we build strong evidence and
solution-based research and innovative
practices, THEN we and our stake-holders
can innovate and scale up best practices,
institutionalise policy reforms and
support programs for sustainable
IF we protect and transform the lives of
victims, survicors and vulnerable persons,
THEN we enable them to protect
themselves and others from exploitation
and slavery and explore opportunities
for better life.
IF we strengthen and enable
community-watch groups to lobby
for policies, access to social services
and economic opportunities,
THEN we empower them to
mitigate vulnerabilities and cultivate
resiliences to human trafficking
and other forms of exploitation.
IF we have young people who
are better informed and more proactive
in protecting themselves nand others,
THEN we have an empowered youth
as iFIGHTERS to end human trafficking
and modern slavery.