Asian Journal of Criminology

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 251–274 | Cite as

Inter-Agency Cooperation to Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking in Vietnam: Good Practices and Challenges

  • Tien Hoang LeEmail author
  • Kerry Carrington
  • Thanh Hung Tran
  • Thanh Phuc Nguyen
  • Trung Kien Le
  • Ngoc Ha Bui


Awareness-raising tactics are arguably the first priority in the prevention strategies in Vietnam at present. Awareness-raising campaigns are implemented through two kinds of communication methods: community-based activities and mass media. Although anti-trafficking activities in Vietnam have achieved some successful results, recent evidence suggests that a lack of clear progress in the areas of trafficking awareness-raising still remains. The quality and extent of collaboration between authorised agencies are key factors in anti-trafficking activities, including raising awareness on human trafficking. However, to date, there has been no systematic research on inter-agency cooperation in awareness-raising activities in Vietnam. This paper first reviews the nature of human trafficking and legal framework on raising trafficking awareness in Vietnam. The paper then presents successes and challenges of current inter-agency collaborative activities undertaken to implement the awareness-raising strategies.


Human trafficking Awareness-raising Inter-agency cooperation Cooperation Vietnam 



This study, particularly Tien Hoang Le, received scholarship from the Queensland University of Technology for doing PhD thesis (Student ID: 8720282).

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Conflict of Interest

Author Tien Hoang Le declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Kerry Carrington declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author Thanh Hung Tran declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Thanh Phuc Nguyen declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Trung Kien Le declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Ngoc Ha Bui declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.People’s Police UniversityHo Chi MinhVietnam

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