• Overview

    Vision / description

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) works to help survivors of human trafficking around the world. Since 1997, IOM has provided approximately 70,000 people with humanitarian, medical, legal, and migration support.

    With their consent and active participation, IOM conducts a needs assessment with every survivor to see how it can best ensure the safety of individual trafficking survivors while helping them towards social and economic self-sufficiency.

    Project objectives

    IOM Case Officers determine a funding goal based on the survivor’s needs. This may cover costs directly associated with his or her immediate accommodation in a place of safety, medical or legal assistance, the return journey home, education or skills development, job placement, or help with establishing a small business.

    With permission of the survivor, IOM Case Officers then make the case available on 6degree.org.


    Because a survivor’s anonymity is his or her most important form of protection, 6degree.org does not use photographs of faces and modifies information that could compromise their safety or chances of a normal life.

    Instead, we tell their stories with maps, and other tools, to allow you to understand their experiences and appreciate their challenges, in hopes of making it easier for you to help.

    Current progress

    Solution completed and program is active at this time.

    Project URL


    Sustainable Development Goals

    5. Gender equality; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 10. Reduced inequalities; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Partnership types of interest

    Provision of services / personnel

    Regions / countries / territories

    Asia: Indonesia; Singapore; Thailand

    Detailed location

    Given the extreme risks associated with trafficking, the fragile state of many of its victims, and the potential for increased trauma, IOM strictly follows the “do no harm” principle. It is the ethical responsibility of every organization providing assistance to victims of trafficking to assess the potential for harm of any proposed action and, if there is any reason that publicly releasing private information online about a victim will cause the individual to be worse off than before, it should not be undertaken. For all these reasons above, we have changed certain details like names, age, hometown, and other characteristics to protect the identities of these victims of trafficking, and to help them recover from their traumatic experiences and give them regained hope.

    Issue areas

    Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Persons with Disabilities; Principle 1; Principle 2; Women's Empowerment

    Business sectors



    Existing partners

    International Organization for Migration (IOM); Microsoft Corporation

    Stakeholders consulted

    Government; Other

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    NGO Global; NGO Local; Public Sector Organization; UN Entity

    Type of support needed


    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.