The Tackling Modern Slavery from Viet Nam (TMSV) is an interagency partnership initiative working with Vietnamese Government and local actors to realise their potential to reduce individual and community vulnerabilities to modern slavery including human trafficking.

The Challenge

Vietnamese are falling victim to global human trafficking crime, with the UK being one of the arrival destinations. From 2009 to 2019, 3336 Vietnamese migrants were referred to the UK National Referral Mechanism with 20% identified as victims of modern slavery. In 2019, Vietnamese ranked as the 3rd highest nationality of potential victims of modern slavery in the UK with 887 referrals in 2019 (Source: UK Home Office)


What is Modern Day Slavery?

Modern slavery is the umbrella term, often used to describe various forms of exploitative and abusive practices. It includes a set of specific legal concepts, such as forced labourdebt bondageforced marriageslavery and slavery-like practices, and human trafficking.

What we do

Together with consortium partners, Vietnamese Government partners and local community actors, the project aims to change behaviours and promote alternative livelihood opportunities, strengthen access to the local justice system and victim services to maximize the impact of collective action in reducing vulnerabilities to modern slavery.

The project will be implemented in 5 provinces of Viet Nam: Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.

How we do it

How we do it

Our goal

Ending modern slavery through changing behaviourincreasing prosecution and supporting rehabilitation and reintegration of victims.




The project’s Facebook page Nghĩ trước Bước sau (Think before you go) acts as an interactive hub for safe migration information for aspirant migrants, including countries where Vietnamese can migrate to, average costs, lengths of contracts, average income, what skills are needed, etc. with videos, infographics and resource contact info.

Knowledge products



  • Feasibility   Study   for   the Establishment of a National Referral  Centre  for Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Analysis Report: Difficulties and Problems in Detecting, Investigating, Prosecuting and Adjudicating Trafficking in Persons


  • Migration, trafficking and your rights in the UK
For more information on TMSV activities, please contact:

British Council
20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam 
Tel: +84 1800 1299 

World Vision International in Vietnam
9th Floor, Mercury Building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam 
Tel. +84 2439 439 920 

International Organization for Migration
IOM Mission in Viet Nam
Level 4th, Green One - UN House (GOUNH),
304 Kim Ma Street, Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.
Tel: (+84.24) 38 500 100

This project is supported and funded by the UK Home Office

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