Without data we are fighting blind: the need for human security data in defence sector responses to human trafficking


The increasing recognition of human trafficking’s connection to conflict and instability have led to a concerted drive to bring it further into the remit of military actors.

This article provides a discussion on how military actors can use data from the humanitarian sector to develop a holistic understanding of human trafficking through a human security lens and move from reactive to preventative responses. The article then discusses the recently developed ‘Fusion Doctrine’ within the UK and its implications for the meaningful inclusion of humanitarian perspectives in defence planning and analysis.


Wieltschnig, P., Muraszkiewicz, J., Fenton T.

Date Published

August 31, 2021

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