Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children

 

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Text mining and relationship extraction to inform policy recommendations and increase impact

About us: The Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children reports independently on the nature and extent of human trafficking and sexual violence against children in the Netherlands, and on the effects of the government policies put in place. The National Rapporteur raises public awareness for these phenomena, and makes policy recommendations aimed at preventing and combating human trafficking and sexual violence against children.

Problem: Every person is entitled to protection against exploitation. Every child is entitled to protection of his or her sexual integrity. Shortcomings in that protection cannot only have a seriously harmful effect for the individual, but also have a disruptive effect on society as a whole.

The main objective of the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children is to combat these issues by reporting independently on the nature and extent of human trafficking and sexual violence against children in the Netherlands, and on the effects of the government policies put in place. The National Rapporteur pursues this objective by conducting thorough independent research and by publishing reports in which he makes specific recommendations to the issues addressed.

Over the past two decades, a wealth of information has been compiled. These reports and recommendations are all stored in a publication database online. Although the database and the documents are searchable, search results only show the report in which the information is found. In order to contribute to a better knowledge and understanding of this subject matter, information in this database needs to become more accessible.    

Outcome: To write an algorithm that detects all relevant information in the publication database, and gives a complete and comprehensible overview of relevant paragraphs, graphics and other subject matter in the search results. This display of information will contribute to a better understanding of both phenomena and the ongoing developments, a greater awareness of the policies and recommendations, and perhaps even lead to new insights.  

Datasets: The National Rapporteur’s publication database. Please note that all these documents are in Dutch.