Violence, mobile populations and health


Human mobility has been and remains a prominent phenomenon in our globalising world. Migration offers multiple opportunities for many, but also poses challenges and dangers for some, including risks of abuse and exploitation.

Our work focuses on the risks and benefits of migration and the health and well-being of vulnerable mobile groups, such as people who are trafficked, low-wage migrant workers and forced labourers, and displaced persons including refugees and asylum-seekers.

Research in this field, conducted within the Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC), achieves considerable impact on policy, funding, services and further research. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) submitted Dr Cathy Zimmerman’s impact case study for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Papers, reports and tools

Find a range of our publications on migration and trafficking on this resource page.

Landmark studies

SWiFT Evaluation
Stolen Smiles

Photo credit: Jo Vearey

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