Research forms the basis of much of our work. Indeed, it was a Feminist Participatory Action Research project that was instrumental in launching GAATW in 1994. Research helps us to understand the specific socio-political and economic context in various countries and provides theevidence base to our advocacy,

Our research initiatives range from preliminary desk researches and literature reviews before the start of any programme to field investigations on specific themes and multi-country projects in conjunction with members and partners.Some of our published work include Collateral Damage: The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights Around the World, Beyond Borders: Exploring Trafficking’s Links to Gender, Migration, Labour, Globalisation and Security and A Woman’s Life is Richer than her Trafficking Experiences: FPAR SeriesMore recently, we have completed a pilot study with women migrant domestic and garment sector workers in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

GAATW-IS is currently engaged in a multi-country participatory monitoring research project to find out how anti-trafficking initiatives are playing out in the countries and to what extent policies and practices are being informed by the experience and insights of survivors of trafficking. GAATW-IS also conducts research methodology trainings from time to time.