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Charity Jensen

Lecturer

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Background

Charity Jensen is an experienced researcher and practitioner in the field of anti-modern slavery. She is the Head of Programmes at Global Family Care Network, an international organisation that prevents human trafficking and provides comprehensive, trauma-informed services to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Charity has authored several key reports on anti-modern slavery intervention effectiveness in the past two years and has recently served as a member of the United Nations Delta 8.7 Justice Working Group. She has also worked as a consultant on a number of other research projects related to modern slavery as well as health policy reform and health systems strengthening. She specialises in programme implementation and evaluation, systematic reviews, and mixed methods research.

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of anti-modern slavery training and youth empowerment programmes

  • Effectiveness of rehabilitation and psycho-therapeutic programmes for victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children

  • Technical assistance for anti-modern slavery practitioners

  • Health systems strengthening 

  • Policy reform and evaluation

  • Monitoring and evaluation of community-based programmes

Qualifications

  • MSc Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, University of Oxford

  • BA Development Studies, Concentration in Economics, Minor in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Publications

  • Jensen, C., Roska, B., Mosi, B., Treesh, C., Mills, E., and Webster, H. (2020). Best Practices in Labor and Criminal Systems Enforcement and Coordination: A Review of Criminal, Civil, and Legal Policies and Interventions to More Effectively Combat Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking. Washington, D.C.: Winrock International.

  • Jensen, C., Pocock, N., and Oosterhoff, P. (2019). Human Trafficking in South Asia: Assessing the Effectiveness of Interventions. London: Department for International Development.

  • Jensen, C. (2019). Developing a conceptual framework for risk assessment. Presented at the METIP community of practice conference in Washington, D.C., September 19th 2019.

  • Witter, S., Palmer, N., Balabanova, D., Mounier-Jack, S., Martineau, T., Klicpera, A., Jensen, C., Pugliese-Garcia, M., and Gilson, L. (2019). Health system strengthening - Reflections on its meaning, assessment, and our state of knowledge. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 2019: 1-10.

  • Oosterhoff, P., Yunus, R.M., Jensen, C., and Somerwell, F. (2019). Modern Slavery Prevention and Responses in Myanmar: An Evidence Map. London: Department for International Development.

  • Witter, S., Anderson, I., Annear, P., Awosusi, A., Bhandari, N.N., Brikci, N., Binachon, B., Chanturidze, T., Gilbert, K., Jensen, C., Lievens, T., McPake, B., Raichowdhury, S., and Jones, A. (2019). What, why and how do health systems learn from one another? Insights from eight low- and middle-income country case studies. Health Research Policy and Systems 17: 9.

  • Oosterhoff, P., Yunus, R., Jensen, C., Somerwell, F., and Pocock, N. (2018). Modern Slavery Prevention and Responses in South Asia: An Evidence Map. London: Department for International Development.

  • Jensen, C.L. (2017). Towards evidence-based anti-human trafficking policy: A review of literature on policies and interventions for the rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation and policy evaluation of India’s 2016 proposed legislation. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work 15(6): 617-648.

  • Witter, S., Anderson, I., Annear, P., Awosusi, A., Bhandari, N.N., Brikci, N., Binachon, B., Chanturidze, T., Gilbert, K., Jensen, C.L., Lievens, T., Raichowdhury, S., and Jones, A. (2018). What, Why and How do Health Systems Learn from One Another? Insights from Eight Low and Middle Income Country Case Studies. Oxford, UK: Oxford Policy Management. 

  • Jensen, C.L., and McPake, B. (2017). Learning Across Health Systems: Review of International Health Policy Transfer Literature. Oxford, UK: Oxford Policy Management Group.

  • Jensen, C.L. (2014). The Effects of Urbanisation on Water Scarcity in Urban Indian Slums. Journal of International Relations, Sigma Iota Rho National Honours Society. 

Conferences

  • Jensen, C. (2021). Human trafficking in South Asia: Assessing effectiveness of interventions. Presented at a cross-governmental seminar organised by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, online, March 2nd 2021.

  • Jensen, C. (2021). Human trafficking in South Asia: Assessing effectiveness of interventions. Presented at the Hamro Samman conference organised by the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Online, February 8th 2021. 

  • Jensen, C. (2019). Developing a conceptual framework for risk assessment. Presented at the METIP community of practice conference in Washington, D.C., September 19th 2019.