Tackling Modern slavery in Viet Nam (TMSV) project

The Tackling Modern Slavery in 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.


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)


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 labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, slavery and slavery-like practices, and human trafficking.



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.




Ending modern slavery through changing behaviour, increasing 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.
Link Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nghitruocbuocsau/ 


For more information on TMSV activities, please contact:

British Council
20 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam 
Tel: +84 1800 1299 
Email: bchanoi@britishcouncil.org.vn
Website: www.britishcouncil.vn 

World Vision International in Vietnam
9th Floor, Mercury Building, 444 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam 
Tel. +84 2439 439 920 
Website: www.wvi.org/vietnam
Facebook: www.facebook.com/worldvisioninvietnam

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
Email: hanoi@iom.int
Website: https://vietnam.iom.int/

This project is supported and funded by the UK Home Office