Students Against Trafficking is a R.AGE campaign to mobilise students in the fight against student trafficking. Supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, the campaign calls on higher education institutions to make their campuses safer for international students by implementing simple policy changes.
Pledge on social media by posting the pledge badge on the institution’s official Facebook page and captioning it with the hashtag #studentsagainsttrafficking
And to prove it’s not just a social media stunt, institutions need to
take the following actions:
Implement a “commission-only” policy for recruitment agents. This means that agents are not allowed to charge students directly. They can only earn a commission from the institution. Institutions need to state clearly on its website that it practises this policy. Institutions also need to display a list of recruitment agents that are known to be reliable and honest on its recruitment website.
Adopt anti-trafficking procedures. Institutions implement procedures that:
a. screen for victims of trafficking before students are enrolled
b. help staff and students identify victims of trafficking
These procedures are to be displayed at the institution’s office and common areas.
Organise a forum on human trafficking. Institutions can use R.AGE’s DIY screening kit for this.
Show us how you implemented these pledges by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send us descriptions, photos, or even a short video on your efforts to stop student trafficking!
Your efforts will be reflected on the campaign website, so that the public can see which institutions are taking serious action.
Institutions are ranked in a tier system: Tier 1 (blue) shows successful implementation of all pledges, Tier 2 (orange) represents institutions who have pledged to end student trafficking, and Tier 3 (red) displays institutions who have not responded to the campaign.
higher education institutions have pledged online and implemented the pledges.
higher education institutions have not responded to the campaign.