DASATT is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Ireland and operating in Vietnam that works to combat the exploitation and enslavement of vulnerable men, women and children that is human trafficking. The statistics concerning human trafficking are a global disgrace as evidenced by Government figures showing that human trafficking has been on the rise in Vietnam, with nearly 4,500 victims rescued in the five years from 2011 to 2016. At DASATT, we will continue to work combating trafficking directly through the provision of protective interventions at local level in Vietnam to those at risk of trafficking while also raising awareness at national and international level of the dire and unacceptable consequences of human trafficking on the individual, the family and society.
As Chair of DASATT I am pleased to introduce our Strategic Plan for the period 2019 to 2022. The responsibility of the Board of DASATT is to ensure that we have a well-governed, efficient and effective organisation that is fit for purpose. In this regard as a Board we are committed to ensuring that DASATT continues to operate to the highest standards of governance and best practice in the sector and to lead collaboration, where possible with other providers, in order to maximise efficiencies and achieve the best outcomes for the many vulnerable men, women and children who are the prey to human traffickers.
Our own strategic plan is ambitious, but nonetheless realistic and achievable. Simply put our Strategic Plan is two-fold. We will ensure that DASATT continues to work to best practice quality professional standards, providing accessible interventions and support pathways for those most at risk of being trafficked. We will also focus on ensuring the sustainability of our Vietnam based programmes into the future through local collaboration, partnerships and peer development networks.
Finally, to all our donors, whether statutory, corporate or personal, we say a heartfelt thank you. Without your extraordinary generosity many more vulnerable men, women and children would fall prey to the horror of human