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Possible questions you can ask The following are sample questions service providers can ask in screening an individual to determine if he/she is a potential victim of trafficking. Before you ask the victim any sensitive questions, try to get the victim alone if they came to you accompanied by someone who could be a trafficker posing as a spouse, other family member or employer. However, when requesting time alone, you should do so in a manner that does not raise suspicions. Questions you can ask to determine whether someone is a victim:

1. Can you leave your job or situation if you want to? 2. Can you come and go as you please? 3. Have you been threatened if you try to leave? 4. Have you been physically harmed in any way? 5. What is your working or living conditions like? 6. Where do you sleep and eat? 7. Do you sleep in a bed, on a cot or on the floor? 8. Have you ever been deprived of food, water, sleep or medical care? 9. Do you have to ask permission to eat, sleep or go to the bathroom? 10. Are there locks on your doors and windows so you cannot get out? 11. Has anyone threatened your family? 12. Has your identification or documentation been taken from you? 13. Is anyone forcing you to do anything that you do not want to do?

The main goal during the first interview is to ascertain whether there are grounds to believe that the person has been trafficked. It is also to obtain enough information from the possible victim of trafficking in order to determine if a crime had been committed. It is important to provide the person interviewed with all the relevant information that will enable them to obtain appropriate support and assistance. Here we include some steps of how to conduct the FIRST interview.

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Resource Manual  

What to do about Trafficking in persons - Resource Manual produced by Molo Songololo & UNODC 1 Produced by © Molo Songololo 2007 A resou...

Resource Manual  

What to do about Trafficking in persons - Resource Manual produced by Molo Songololo & UNODC 1 Produced by © Molo Songololo 2007 A resou...

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