About the Journal

The Anti-Trafficking Review is the first open access, peer reviewed journal dedicated to the issue of human trafficking. It explores trafficking in its broader context and intersections with gender, labour, and migration. 

Each issue relates to an emerging or overlooked theme in the field of human trafficking. The Review’s focus is global in nature, exploring micro and macro levels of anti-trafficking responses and the commonalities, differences. and disconnects in between.

The journal contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). 

Current Issue

No. 22 (2024): Special Issue - Armed Conflicts: Migration, Trafficking, and Labour Markets
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Guest Editor: Mónica Hurtado

Highly militarised and violent contexts (HMVC), like international wars, military dictatorships, armed insurgencies, or the presence of organised crime groups, devastate people’s livelihoods, disrupt social order and heighten the risks of forced displacement, exploitation, and human trafficking. With over 110 million people forcibly displaced and 2 billion living in conflict-affected areas, this Special Issue of Anti-Trafficking Review arrives at a critical time.

The seven articles, which focus on The Philippines, Ukraine, the Sahel, Nigeria, Mexico, and Colombia, provide new empirical insights into the links between HMVC, trafficking, and precarious migration and labour. They offer important recommendations to governments, policymakers, and civil society on protecting the rights and wellbeing of people who flee, or choose to remain in such contexts.

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Published: 29-04-2024
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Forthcoming Special Issues:

  • September 2024: Following the Money II
  • April 2025: Family and Community (call for papers)
  • September 2025: Climate Change and Work on a Heated Planet (call for papers)

The Review is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

  • Ulrich’s
  • Ebsco Host
  • Web of Science
  • Scopus
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • eGranary
  • e-journals.org
  • ProQuest
  • Google Scholar
  • Science Open
  • CNKI Scholar

The Anti-Trafficking Review is published by the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), an alliance of over 80 NGOs worldwide focused on advancing the human rights of migrants and trafficked persons.

'a journal that is seeking to move things forward through new ideas and a genuine commitment to dialogue' - Anne T. Gallagher, Independent scholar and legal advisor

'The Anti-Trafficking Review is clear about the current issues, the complications of the subject and contemporary global dialogues--it is leading versus following and recording. That is a REAL strength of your journal.' - Cathy Zimmerman, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

'The Review is a platform for academics and practitioners, providing a space in which practitioners have the chance to influence the academic thinking around trafficking and vice versa.' - Nicola Piper, University of Sydney