Our research program embodies a multi-dimensional approach, aligned with our Theory of Change, to inform policy, guide community-based solutions, and foster collaborative partnerships. With an unwavering commitment to participatory, community-centered, and impact-oriented research, we aim to produce studies that are not only methodologically sound but also ethically responsible. Our diverse research topics span forced labor, sex trafficking, reflecting the complexities of modern slavery across different geographies. The research page serves as a living document, continually updated to include our latest research endeavors and publications. We invite scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners alike to access our research to understand the intricacies of modern slavery better and contribute to its eradication.
Throughout all the phases of our research (development, implementation, dissemination), we have the communities’ interests as our priority, the community’s rights as our compass, and the communities’ benefit as our objective. The same principles guide our research projects with survivors of modern slavery. We refrain from engaging in research projects that fail to account for how they can benefit communities and survivors.
Adopting a Participatory Action Research methodology, we empower human trafficking-affected communities and survivors to actively participate in the production of knowledge through a series of targeted approaches, trainings, and activities. We also engage government, civil society and private sector.
We believe that the value of our research lies in its impact. Therefore, data collection and data analysis are always followed by the formulation of targeted and actionable recommendations. We also rely on the evidence generated through research to shape our programs accordingly.
We develop research projects that respond to the needs and realities of each specific context. While we recognize that modern slavery is a worldwide reality, we believe that its manifestations and its underlying causes are context-specific, and that they must be researched, understood, and addressed as such.
Working closely with vulnerable individuals and communities who put their trust in us, we are profoundly committed to producing ethical and responsible research. In this regard, we have developed a Research Ethical Protocol and an Ethical Assessment Form that guide all our research.
This research looks into the policy gaps especially when it comes awareness and its implementation in Rwanda. The Key is to understand the prevalence estimation in regards to those affected thus the survivors, their families and secondary duty berries. We will also look into the connection between the implementation of the existing policies and the service provision in Rwanda.
The research also looks into prevention, protection and prosecution in relation to human trafficking in regards to government and civil society in Rwanda. This will be key especially in regards to existing counter human trafficking policies and action plans. For countries without policies in this regard we will look into what are the actions of civil society and communities in the reduction of human trafficking
The data is to help in the development of key strategies that will help in the eradication of root courses when it comes to human trafficking, the knowledge base of key stakeholders in the human trafficking sector thus in regards to existing laws, acts of parliament, and policies.
The areas that will be focused will be as follows:
We invite all stakeholders to participate so as to help in achieving its main goals
We encourage all stakeholders to participate in the research to help in building a more impact oriented program .
Those willing to participate please go through the documents below before starting and contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andati (Rwanda Counter Human Trafficking Policy Engagement Research) letter of support (pdf)Download
Survey participant information sheet (pdf)Download
Interview participant information sheet (pdf)Download
Interview consent form (pdf)Download
SURVEY ON THE POLICY AWARENESS AND IMPLEMENTATION IN RWANDA (pdf)Download
Survey consent form (pdf)Download
Interview questions for participants (pdf)Download
Participant information sheet template (pdf)Download
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Tank you for participating.
Partnerships have always been a pillar of Smart Talk Cafe’s work, and the Research Program is no exception. Believing that research can benefit immensely from cooperative efforts, Smart Talk Cafe welcomes research partnerships with academic institutions, research centers, civil society, and non-governmental organizations. In this regard, we especially value cooperative research projects in which the unique expertise of each partner is allowed to shape and influence the project design, implementation, and dissemination. At Smart Talk Cafe, we see community engagement and community participation as the main strength of our Research Program, and we are looking forward to working with partners who can complement our strength with theoretical and conceptual expertise.
At the very minimum, we are pursuing partnerships with institutions and organizations that share our same commitment to participatory, community- centered, and impact-oriented research.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of a research partnership with us, please send us an email to: email@example.com