Tafteesh’s contribution to legal reform in AHT ecosystem

Legal reform on trafficking has always been stalled because of conflicts between different marginalised groups leveraged by vested interests who thrive on factionalism for their own ideological interests.

Our intervention

Tafteesh has enabled coming together of three interest groups to dialogue and come together for common good - and a unified demand from policy makers:

(a) common law on all forms of human trafficking.
(b) shift the focus of rehabilitation from closed institutions to community settings.
(c) all trafficking cases to be investigated by specialised investigation agencies, across borders.
(d) mitigation of COVID 19 induced vulnerabilities including debt bondage and trafficking of migrant labour, discrimination against sex workers.
(e) institutional monitoring of policy implementation to weed out systemic corruption, wilful negligence and dereliction of duties.


1. 1) Being cognizant of fragmented group Tafteesh has attempted to engaged with sex workers organizations to understand their concern and find a common interest to make duty bearers accountable.
2. 2) MHA guideline on July 6, 2020 address formation and strengthen Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) and mitigate of COVID 10 induced vulnerabilities in Human trafficking.


Low political conviction on combating human trafficking delayed major changes in policies in human trafficking sector.