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Nisha Varia

Blog Entries by Nisha Varia

Protecting Indonesia's Domestic Workers: Anis Hidayah Receives the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism

Posted November 9, 2011 | 19:03:35 (EST)

Anis Hidayah was literally going into labor with her second child when she answered her phone, suspecting it would be a migrant worker needing her help. She was right. The woman had recently returned to Indonesia and said she was being extorted before being allowed to return to her hometown....

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The Hidden Victims of Human Trafficking

Posted June 29, 2011 | 13:03:33 (EST)

Being forced into domestic servitude is one of the most common forms of human trafficking. Yet it remains one of the most invisible, including meager media coverage and law enforcement efforts. On June 27, the US State Department released its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, an annual ranking...

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