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Anti-Human Trafficking Programs Awarded in Fiscal Year 2009


October 30, 2009

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This document contains brief descriptions of international anti-trafficking programs funded during Fiscal Year 2009 by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP). See also U.S. Government anti-trafficking programs funded in other fiscal years.

 

Region

Programs

Global

8

Africa

14

East Asia and Pacific Islands

19

Europe and Eurasia

6

Near East

9

South and Central Asia

17

Western Hemisphere

20

Total Number of Programs

93

GLOBAL


 

Country: Global (Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand)
Implementer: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific (CATW-AP) plans to expand its project on educating young men on gender issues, sexuality, and the consequences of prostitution as methods to reduce the demand which fuels sex trafficking, as well as addressing young women’s vulnerability to sexual exploitation. CATW-AP hopes to achieve this by implementing young men’s and young women’s separate educational camps focusing on gender issues, sexuality, and sex trafficking. CATW-AP will use existing program modules and experienced facilitators and trainers to provide education and counseling to youth participants. To address the reintegration needs of survivors of trafficking, CATW-AP will work with three survivor groups on peer counseling to develop self-sufficiency and promote successful reintegration and empowerment. CATW-AP will also train individuals to use software for documentation of sex trafficking and prostitution.
Website: http://www.catw-ap.org/


 

Country: Global
Implementer: International Organization for Migration – TACTIK
Amount: $168,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: A joint International Organization for Migration (IOM)/Training and Awareness on Counter-Trafficking for Peacekeepers (TACTIK) project will form a multidisciplinary working group to develop training modules and materials for international peacekeepers. IOM-TACTIK will also provide training for trainers to focus on TIP and its impact. Trainers will then present training modules to peacekeepers that focus on trafficking and participants’ roles and responsibilities. IOM-TACTIK will deliver a final workshop presenting project outcomes and recommendations for future actions.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Global
Implementer: International Organization for Migration – Global Victim Database
Amount: $178,500
Duration: 8 months
Description: These funds supplement the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) existing grant and will enable IOM to continue management of its Global Human Trafficking Information Management System through FY 2009. The database will facilitate case management and coordination of activities for TIP victims in a standardized manner. This system will strengthen the ability of the organization to compare information abut victims served in IOM facilities, analyze trends in experiences and service needs of victims, and will track and analyze methods used by traffickers. This unique victim database improves the capacity of IOM managers and policy makers to understand the causes, processes, trends, and consequences of trafficking. In addition, IOM will disseminate information derived from analysis of key factors and trends so that program implementers and policy makers globally can benefit from the information gleaned from thousands of victims.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Global
Implementer: International Organization for Migration – Global Victim Database
Amount: $340,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) developed and manages the global human trafficking database, which is the largest single repository of primary, single case data on assisted trafficked persons. This project will build on the successes of a current grant and will raise global awareness on all forms of human trafficking through the analysis and dissemination of data contained within the system as well as action-based research. IOM will ensure best practices for the collection, storage and processing of standardized victim-specific data as they work on external piloting of the system among civil society organizations and foreign governments. This will not only strengthen the capacity of such countries to collect better data, but will eventually result in an improved knowledge base of the trafficking situation globally.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Global
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $28,238
Duration: 8 months
Description: This eighth month project will allow for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to conduct an assessment and prepare a report of post-training experience of the “Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement” course graduates.

Since 2003, G/TIP has funded IOM to conduct a customized two-week course on human trafficking for law enforcement officers. To assess the medium term impact (2-4 years post-training) of this course for the first time, IOM will contact the course “graduates” to gather their ‘hindsight’ perspective on the usefulness of course components and its relevance to their current work. IOM will reach out to the graduates of the English and Spanish speaking countries, which comprise the majority of the participants. The purpose G/TIP’s funds will enable IOM to cover the following expenses: develop the survey, translate the survey and the responses, disseminate to and collect the survey from the ‘graduates’ in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, and analyze and compile the survey responses in a report.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Global
Implementer: Nedan Foundation
Amount: $291,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The Nedan Foundation will build regional collaboration to combat cross-border trafficking in the North East Region of India and its bordering countries, including Bhutan, Burma, and China. Through this project Nedan will develop Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) for rescue and repatriation of trafficking survivors, provide support services through an income generation program, and build the capacity of the North East Network Forum Against Trafficking. This will be accomplished by providing consultation workshops focusing on cross-border trafficking and discrimination against victims of trafficking. Draft protocols will be tested and implemented within all participating countries. Nedan Foundation will host training programs for members of the Forum to discuss and design strategies to strengthen networking and collaboration between other anti-TIP partners.
Website: http://nedan.in/


 

Country: Global
Implementer: Urban Institute
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Urban Institute will assess four G/TIP-funded anti-TIP programs selected by G/TIP due to the strength of their current activities. These assessments will result in the development and distribution of promising practices. The selected programs will be the subject of on-site review with a special emphasis on evaluating the soundness of the project design, the potential replication of activities, the measurement of effectiveness, and whether data is available to evaluate program impact.
Website: http://www.urban.org/


 

Country: Global
Implementer: Westat, Inc.
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Westat will assess four G/TIP-funded anti-TIP programs selected by G/TIP due to the strength of their current activities. These assessments will result in the development and distribution of promising practices. The selected programs will be the subject of on-site review with a special emphasis on evaluating the soundness of the project design, the potential replication of activities, the measurement of effectiveness, and whether data is available to evaluate program impact.
Website: http://www.westat.com/


 

AFRICA REGION


 

Country: Burundi
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will provide technical assistance for the Ministry of Justice in Burundi to draft national legislation that is in alignment with the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Palermo (TIP) Protocol. UNODC will also conduct in-depth training to improve the capacity of Burundi law enforcement, criminal justice, and judicial agencies. These trainings will focus on improving skills in identifying TIP victims and effectively investigating and prosecuting TIP offenses. Trainings will also focus on improving the capacity of civil society organizations to address the rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration of TIP victims. A final focus of the project will be to assist the Burundi Ministry of Defense in identifying and preventing trafficking activities among demobilized child soldiers.
Website: http://www.un.org/


 

Country: Cameroon
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services
Amount: $210,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) proposes to work with four local partners in high-risk origin and source regions within Cameroon to empower communities and institutions. CRS and its partners will do this by raising awareness in local communities on trafficking and its dangers, as well as forming and training Vigilance Committees, which will continue to provide education and information on anti-trafficking legislation and counseling to families. CRS and its partners also plan to identify and refer victims of trafficking to shelters and strengthen partner capacity to address victims’ basic needs. Finally, CRS will train public authorities on detecting and prosecuting trafficking cases through modules developed by the International Labour Organization.
Website: http://www.crs.org/


 

Country: Chad
Implementer: United Nations Children's Fund
Amount: $210,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Under the terms of a previously signed agreement, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will work with the Government of Chad to prevent the recruitment of children into armed forces. UNICEF will also assist the government with a national program to release children from armed groups, offer them support, and then reintegrate them into their communities. There will be increased work at the community level with local and religious leaders to ensure the successful reintegration of these children. UNICEF will work closely with a local NGO, the Chadian League of Human Rights (LTDH), to ensure training of army officers, help prevent recruitment, and convey the message that these children are victims entitled to community support. Finally, UNICEF will increase its TIP partnerships with both local and international organizations.
Website: http://www.unicef.org/


 

Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Implementer: Côte d’Ivoire Prospérité
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Côte D’Ivoire Prospérité will establish a reception and a transit center for young girls who are victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. This center will include a room for registration of boarders, a dormitory equipped with beds, a dinning hall, and rooms for learning activities, training, and social activities. The shelter’s residents will learn an income generating activity to assist with their socio-economic reintegration. The shelter will also work to repatriate survivors. The project’s goal is to improve the condition of life and existence of young girls who are victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Website: n/a


 

Country: Djibouti
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $280,000
Duration: 20 months
Description: This project aims to expand and strengthen the enforcement of Djibouti’s anti-trafficking laws. The Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training will work to improve the capacity of the criminal justice professionals. Using attorneys with expertise in human trafficking investigation, prosecution, and victim protection this project will strengthen the institutional capacity of the government to prosecute and adjudicate cases.
Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/


 

Country: Guinea-Bissau
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will seek to strengthen the Guinea-Bissau government's ability to respond effectively to human trafficking by conducting training for law enforcement/border officials and NGOs on the issue of trafficking in children. IOM will also work to establish a National Task Force against Child Trafficking to become a coordination mechanism for counter trafficking activities in the country. Finally, IOM will provide support to a shelter and provide technical assistance in shelter management and service delivery to TIP victims.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Ghana
Implementer: Legal Resource Center
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: The Legal Resource Center (LRC) will conduct specialized training for law enforcement, prosecutors, immigration and customs officials, defense lawyers, and the judiciary. These trainings will address current shortfalls in legal regulations, identify and resolve obstacles for implementing existing TIP laws, discuss international best practices, and improve skills in victim identification and protection practices. LRC will provide technical assistance to the Attorney General’s office in order to reform current TIP laws, bringing them into compliance with international standards and obligations.
Website: http://www.lrcghana.org/


 

Country: Kenya
Implementer: Ripe for Harvest
Amount: $50,000
Duration: 9 months
Description: Ripe for Harvest (RFH) will produce an anti-TIP music video and documentary from a song formulated through collaboration with six East African musicians. This video will focus on informing youth about the nature and consequences of TIP; persuade youth to be vigilant in increasing their own safety so as to reduce the incidence of TIP; and motivate young people in East African to take necessary action in the fight against TIP.
Website: http://www.ripeforharvest.com


 

Country: Liberia
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $360,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: World Hope International (WHI) proposes to reduce the incidence of TIP by training communities and stakeholders on trafficking issues. Through outreach activities WHI will also provide protection to survivors of trafficking by creating a three-pronged mechanism: Service Provider Networks (SPN), Village Parent Groups (VPGs), and local Service Providers (SPs). All three groups will address prevention, victim identification, and referral to appropriate aftercare services. WHI will also identify and respond to survivors of trafficking by providing immediate services such as emergency survival kits, short-term shelter, and domestic repatriation when possible.
Website: http://www.worldhope.org/


 

Country: Sierra Leone
Implementer: Center for Victims of Torture
Amount: $510,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: In coordination with government entities, universities, and other NGOs, CVT will conduct in-depth, specialized trainings for staff at other agencies and organizations working with affected populations. Additionally, throughout the period of this new project, Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) will continue to provide direct psychological counseling to TIP victims through its existing project in Freetown, Sierra Leone. CVT will also continue to conduct intensive training of Psychosocial Counselors (PSCs) and Clinical Training Supervisors (CTS), who provide direct services to survivors.
Website: http://ga3.org/cvt/home.html


 

Country: South Africa
Implementer: International Association for Women Judges South Africa Chapter
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: International Association for Women Judges, South Africa Chapter (IAWJ-SAC) plans to conduct training for members of the South African judiciary. This training will focus on different aspects of TIP, specifically how to identify victims, available international and regional legal frameworks to combat TIP, and the role of the judiciary in protecting victims. IAWJ-SAC will build a network of mentors to serve as a resource on trafficking issues for the South African judiciary. Finally, IAWJ- SAC will develop a resource manual on human trafficking for the judiciary, as well as mechanisms for information sharing and cooperating with other judicial counterparts in South African Development Community countries.
Website: http://www.iawj.org/

Country: Zambia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration will seek to strengthen the Zambian national response to human trafficking through ensuring the promotion of the goals of prevention, protection, and prosecution both nationally and within the South African Development Community (SADC) region. This will include training for law enforcement on human trafficking, training the Government and Civil society on the newly adopted Zambian anti-trafficking legislation, and providing assistance to victims of trafficking.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Regional (Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $900,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Through this regional imitative, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights will work throughout Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to provide direct victim services to trafficking survivors. Services will include the provision of counseling, psychosocial support, and vocational training.
Website: http://www.heartlandalliance.org/

Country: Regional – (South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique)
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: World Hope International (WHI) will build the capacity of World Hope South Africa (WHSA), a local non-profit organization. WHI’s efforts will focus on anti-trafficking in persons awareness-raising and prevention campaigns, and strengthening the capacity of the local organization. Activities will also include educating government officials, advocacy trainings, and establishing a coalition of anti-TIP organizations which will promote capacity-building among partners, sharing of promising practices, and a referral system for service-providers.
Website: http://www.worldhope.org/


 

East Asia and Pacific Region


 

Country: Burma
Implementer: Save the Children Federation
Amount: $334,307
Duration: 36 months
Description: Save the Children’s overarching objective is to establish effective child protection systems in communities and townships. Specifically, the project will focus on building collaboration and establish effective counter-trafficking community-based systems in three townships: Thaton in Mon State, Hpa’an in Karen State, and Namkham in Northern Shan State. The child protection systems will primarily serve children ages 10-18 who are at risk of being trafficked, are returning trafficking victims, are working in exploitative labor, and/or are internally displaced or migrating. Project activities include awareness-raising and conducting training in communities; collaborating within communities to establish child protection systems; and facilitating local and national policy discussions to improve policies and procedures on human trafficking, migration, and child protection.
Website: http://www.savethechildren.org/

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: Agir por les Femmes en Situation Precaire
Amount: $336,400
Duration: 36 months
Description: Agir por les Femmes en Situation Precaire (AFESIP) will provide three service centers in Cambodia. These centers will serve victims through a focus on rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration. The primary function of the centers is to provide victims with residential living space that meets their immediate needs, including medical evaluations and treatment (including tests for STDs and HIV/AIDS); psychological counseling to establish and restore self-confidence and self-esteem; support to family members; and childcare and parenting skills to residents in order to allow them to focus on their own rehabilitation.
Website: http://www.afesip.org/


 

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: International Justice Mission
Amount: $100,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The International Justice Mission (IJM) will implement its police training program in Kratie and Sihanoukville. It will also create a replicable program in Phnom Penh aimed at empowering and investing in survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) who, through support and guidance of IJM aftercare partners, have reached a high level of recovery and have expressed the desire to assist newly rescued CSE victims. Participants will be empowered as leaders and educators in their communities, provide crisis care and mentorship to newly rescued victims, and assist in preventing trafficking in high risk areas.
Website: http://www.ijm.org/


 

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $260,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: This project will provide services to girls and young women who have been involved in commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), including safe and home-like housing; mental and physical health assessments and initial treatment; referrals to medium or long-term care facilities, or return home when safe and feasible. This project will strengthen and further develop TIP protection networks with human rights organizations, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) ministries, police forces, shelter organizations, and other local stakeholders. World Hope International (WHI) will provide protection, support, and assistance to victims. In addition, they will assist victims who choose to participate in legal proceedings against their traffickers. Thus, WHI will provide the first response and stabilization to girls and young women during the most traumatic few months after their rescue or escape from CSE. In addition, the project will work to prevent the re-trafficking and re-victimization of women and girls through its partnerships with other NGOs, RGC ministries, and its interaction with victims’ families and communities.
Website: http://www.worldhope.org/


 

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $325,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: World Hope International will implement a satellite assessment center in Siem Reap, based on its G/TIP funded assessment and aftercare center in Phnom Penh. The organization will provide comprehensive services for girl survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and rape. Services will include medical and mental health assessments, art therapy, and assistance with preparing for court proceedings, with the goal of recovery and integration into healthy communities. The project will also conduct staff training.
Website: http://www.worldhope.org/


 

Country: China
Implementer: University Enterprises, Inc./California State University, Sacramento
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) is the auxiliary organization authorized to accept and administer grants though California State University, Sacramento. UEI will develop a partnership with The Peking University Woman Law Studies and Legal Aid Center (WLSLAC) and local NGOs. The project aims to collaborate with women’s federations in provinces where trafficking cases are frequently found. Activities will include: administering a survey in target areas to learn the extent of TIP and needs of victims; conducting an extensive public awareness campaign; training legal, criminal justice, and community-based professionals; and presentation of a research report and legislative recommendations for improved policies and laws on the suppression of trafficking.
Website: http://www.enterprises.csus.edu/


 

Country: Fiji
Implementer: Save the Children - Fiji
Amount: $226,767
Duration: 24 months
Description: Through this project, Save the Children-Fiji (SC) will build resilience of Fiji’s communities and institutions by protecting those at-risk through strengthened immigration and border controls and other anti-trafficking policies and legislation. To accomplish this, SC will advocate for enforcement of existing legislation and policies, as well as make recommendations for new legislation and policies to combat TIP, and develop materials for training of trainers. These materials will address TIP, commercial child sexual exploitation, and children’s rights and protection. The project will include four workshops for target groups including: judges, immigration officers, naval officers, and community and tourism police. SC will also coordinate information-sharing and develop and update an anti-trafficking website for Fiji’s professionals and the general public.
Website: http://www.savethechildren.org.fj/


 

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $190,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) will conduct programs designed to implement the new anti-trafficking (TIP) laws and to strengthen targeted law enforcement responses to TIP cases, with a particular focus on forced labor. This project will build upon the G/TIP funded spring 2008 OPDAT Intermittent Legal Advisor activities. This project will focus on comprehensive training and mentoring of prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, and NGOs in four multi-regional workshops on the new legislation incorporating regional representatives from Northern Sumatra, Flores, West Papua, and Bandung.
Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/


 

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $360,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: This project’s overall goal is to contribute to Indonesia’s efforts to fight human trafficking by supporting an ongoing, sustainable mechanism for comprehensive victim recovery, assistance, and protection. The project consists of a 12 month extension of ongoing activities to provide medical and psycho-social recovery for trafficking victims. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will also provide technical assistance to government agencies, NGOs and faith-based organizations (FBO). IOM will foster cooperation between victims and law enforcement entities for greater success in case investigation and prosecution. Services are targeted to both internal and cross-border victims of trafficking. IOM will maintain this strong collaboration with relevant government officials at local and national levels and with partner NGOs to engage actively in victim assistance and protection.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Korea, Republic of
Implementer: Abt Associates
Amount: $29,900
Duration: 9 months
Description: The project will assess the feasibility of conducting an evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the “johns’ school” program in the Republic of Korea. A johns’ school gives first-time offenders arrested for alleged solicitation of prostitution the option of attending school instead of going to trial. Johns’ school curriculum includes health education and information about the negative impact of prostitution. This preliminary study builds on research in the United States demonstrating that johns’ school projects have reduced the demand for commercial sex.
Website: http://www.abtassociates.com/


 

Country: Laos
Implementer: The Asia Foundation
Amount: $350,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: The Asia Foundation (TAF) will enhance cooperation between law enforcement, social service providers, and community groups to protect victims’ rights and prosecute traffickers. TAF will conduct a survey of trafficking “hotspots” to help law enforcement target limited resources more effectively. They will also train community security officers to assist trafficking victims and lead community watch groups. TAF will facilitate multi-sector teams to coordinate anti-trafficking efforts in 3 provinces.
Website: http://asiafoundation.org/


 

Country: Malaysia
Implementer: Boat People SOS
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project will build on existing partnerships with local organizations and groups to expand capabilities in Tenaganita. Activities will include community education and specialized services to TIP survivors in Penang; establishing information and referral services for vulnerable Vietnamese workers; training counselors on promising practices for assisting TIP victims; and achieving sustainability through increased community support for anti-trafficking work. The project will create a team of lawyers and advocates engaged in anti-TIP work in Penang and will provide training on identification, support, and referrals for victims. In addition, this project will strengthen the NGO community and enable the development of a national action plan and the formation of a standard operating manual for anti-TIP activities. Project implementation will include data collection and a performance evaluation.
Website: http://bpsos.wordpress.com/


 

Country: Mongolia
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
Amount: $465,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project will increase the capacity of local lawyers and advocates for increased witness/victim protection and serve urban poor and those living in temporary border areas. The American Bar Association (ABA) project will provide training for lawyers and advocates on victim/witness protection and compensation. The ABA will also increase awareness among government officials and other stakeholders; and provide legal, social, medical, and psychological services.
Website: http://www.abanet.org/


 

Country: Mongolia
Implementer: The Asia Foundation
Amount: $509,400
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project will address the challenges and obstacles to the prosecution of human trafficking cases in Mongolia. The goal is to reduce and deter human trafficking from and within Mongolia through improved investigation, increased prosecution, and enhanced prevention activities. The program will build the capacity of prosecutors, the judiciary, and law enforcement to investigate, build cases, as well as to adjudicate and prosecute offenders. Activities for the project include trainings for the judiciary and law enforcement; drafting comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation; identifying and adapting promising practices from other countries in the region; educating border guards, immigration officers, and civil society stakeholders; strengthening local outreach and crime prevention units; and developing multi-disciplinary networks in communities.
Website: http://asiafoundation.org/


 

Country: Philippines
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Through this project the Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (DOJ/OPDAT) plans to increase the number of successful prosecutions and convictions of persons engaged in human trafficking. DOJ/OPDAT will develop and implement training for prosecutors who handle TIP cases throughout the country. These trainings will focus on relevant TIP statutes, advocacy skills, and resources available for both TIP victims and child victims of commercial sexual exploitation, including child pornography and sex tourism. DOJ/OPDAT will also provide assistance and mentoring to selected prosecutors through personalized guidance and case-specific support and will facilitate enhanced voluntary prosecutor-police cooperation.
Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/


 

Country: Taiwan
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $178,231
Duration: 9 months
Description: The Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (DOJ/OPDAT) will post an Intermittent Legal Advisor (ILA) in Taipei for approximately three months. The funds will also support the travel of a Federal Victim/Witness Coordinator who will participate in training activities over the course of about 30 days. The ILA will implement TIP activities that will include case consultation and specialized support to the TIP prosecution unit and locally designated TIP prosecutors. Training for prosecutors will emphasize sensitive treatment of victims and witnesses in TIP cases; increased cooperation between prosecutors and NGOs; the role of victim and witness coordination; the review of charging procedures and other aspects of prosecution to increase prosecution and conviction rates; and obtaining adequate sentencing for TIP cases. The project will also include a seminar focused on developing a victim referral mechanism and coordinating victim services. The ILA will be a federal prosecutor selected from among the ranks of DOJ’s most experienced anti-TIP attorneys. The duration of the award includes the time needed to place the ILA in country and to write the report.
Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/


 

Country: Timor-Leste
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $295,400
Duration: 12 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will increase the ability of the Government of Timor-Leste to prosecute trafficking offenders, improve the quality and quantity of protection services available to victims of trafficking, and increase the capacity and coordination of Timor-Leste’s institutions. IOM plans to achieve this by establishing a legal working group that will draft recommendations for comprehensive counter-trafficking legislation as well as conduct workshops for government and community leaders. In addition, IOM will establish a shelter and provide direct assistance to victims, such as assisting in return and reintegration activities. IOM will provide training to frontline and senior law enforcement officers, shelter staff, and other service providers.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Thailand
Implementer: Asian Research Center for Migration
Amount: $85,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: This project will conduct a study and provide a final report that addresses the practices of Thai recruitment agencies. The study will analyze the structure and profile of Thai licensed recruitment agencies, including their current practices in recruiting Thai migrants to work abroad, interaction with government officials and politicians, and their enforcement of the Employment Recruitment Law and its influence on protecting workers from being trafficked. The study should shed light on the link between labor recruitment and human trafficking through the operation of recruitment agencies. The Asian Research Center for Migration will also make recommendations for effective prevention and protection strategies on behalf of persons being trafficked via recruitment agencies.
Website: www.arcm.ias.chula.ac.th/


 

Country: Thailand
Implementer: TRAFCORD
Amount: $125,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: In this project, TRAFCORD, a non-governmental coordination unit for anti-human trafficking operations in the Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand, will coordinate government and non-governmental activities to combat sexual abuse of children and human trafficking in the nine provinces of the upper northern region of Thailand as well as their associated Burmese and Lao border regions. TRAFCORD will provide protection and assistance for victims, including reviewing incident reports; conducting rescue missions; and providing other victim services, such as legal assistance, reintegration and rehabilitation. In addition, the project will conduct training workshops in provincial coordination centers for multi-disciplinary teams on specific skills, such as proper techniques for interviewing children. Also, additional trainings and public awareness campaigns will be developed for school children and local communities to raise awareness about human trafficking in Thailand.
Website: http://www.trafcord.org/


 

EUROPE and EURASIA REGION


 

Country: Armenia
Implementer: United Methodist Committee on Relief
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The United Methodist Committee on Relief will work to combat TIP in Armenia through implementation of a 12-month program to build the capacity of a local organization, Democracy Today (DT), to improve DT’s capacity to protect TIP victims, as well as prevent future incidences of trafficking. Proposed activities to increase DT’s capacity will be carried out with the following objectives: 1) to improve identification and reintegration assistance for TIP victims; and 2) to raise public awareness about TIP in Armenia.
Website: http://umcor.am/


 

Country: Armenia
Implementer: World Vision
Amount: $235,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: World Vision intends to increase the capacity of current and future Government of Armenia social workers to identify, refer, and assist victims of trafficking. It intends to accomplish this by introducing a course on trafficking and specialized victim assistance into the National Social Work Education Curriculum. Additionally, World Vision hopes to empower community leaders to prevent human trafficking through increased education, information, and strengthened community support systems. This will be achieved through Community Guardian Group (CGG) formations. The CGG members will transfer critical data to the national identification system and lead TIP awareness-raising activities among the general population.
Website: http://www.worldvision.org/


 

Country: Cyprus
Implementer: LOLA Films
Amount: $20,900
Duration: 6 months
Description: This project will support the completion of a short film which depicts the realities of modern day slavery. The 15 minute film “Lullaby” is a provocative work that deals with issues of TIP and the brutal exploitation of foreign women in Cyprus. It traces the story of a Ukrainian woman trafficked into the Cabaret business in Cyprus. Once completed, the film will be entered into international film festivals and screened on Cypriot Television as well as in cinemas. The filmmakers also intend to have the film available for screening at various events organized by the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus to bring to the surface the issue of trafficking in persons.
Website: http://www.lolafilms.net/


 

Country: Moldova
Implementer: La Strada
Amount: $320,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: The project will contribute to increasing the effectiveness of combating trafficking in persons in Moldova, ensuring and improving the access of victims to necessary protection and assistance. The project will support the efforts of national authorities to strengthen the institutional and regulatory framework to counteract trafficking in persons of all levels (transnational, national, and local). La Strada will train and assist local government officials in setting and developing a monitoring mechanism for the assessment and implementation of National Referral Mechanism. La Strada will also organize professional awareness trainings for multidisciplinary teams engaged in the identification, assistance, and protection of trafficked persons as part of the National Referral System.
Website: http://www.lastrada.md/


 

Country: Moldova
Implementer: Winrock International
Amount: $351,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Winrock International (Winrock) will build the capacity of Transnistria NGOs by increasing economic opportunities, legal, and psychological assistance for victims of trafficking and those at risk. It will also establish Mobile Training Teams and strengthen victim identification, assistance, and referrals by health, education, and law enforcement professionals. Winrock aims to achieve this by having “Leadership for Trafficking Prevention” trainings, arranging crisis intervention services to include walk-in psychological and crisis consultations, peer support groups, telephone help lines, and referral networks to legal and psychological providers. Winrock will also create Mobile Training Teams that will conduct monthly trainings and individual consultations in the remote rural areas of Transnistria. Finally, Winrock will provide targeted specialized trainings to health, educational, judicial, and law enforcement professionals to help identify victims and potential victims.
Website: http://www.winrock.org/


 

Country: Ukraine
Implementer: International Organization for Migration - American Bar Association (Rule of Law Initiative)
Amount: $307,600
Duration: 18 months
Description: A joint International Organization for Migration (IOM)-American Bar Association (ABA) initiative will seek to identify the current obstacles in the Ukraine legal system affecting the ability to build and prosecute cases against TIP offenders. The project will improve Ukraine’s ability to prosecute TIP cases by analyzing the current procedures. IOM-ABA will jointly analyze the institutional framework, internal regulations and practices of the General Prosecutors Office, witness protection mechanisms, and court practices employed by prosecutors in TIP cases.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

NEAR EAST REGION


 

Country: Algeria
Implementer: Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli
Amount: $62,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The project supports the efforts of a local NGO to conduct outreach and provide services to the vulnerable female migrant population in Algeria. The activities will focus on raising awareness of human trafficking, trafficking victim identification, direct assistance to victims, including shelter, legal support and counseling, as well as data collection.
Website: http://www.cisp-ngo.org/


 

Country: Algeria
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $136,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Funds will support a U.S. prosecutor who will conduct training of judicial officials on trafficking in persons (TIP) investigations and prosecutions, as authorized under a bilateral judicial training agreement with the Algerian Ministry of Justice.
Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/


 

Country: Egypt
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services
Amount: $430,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: This project aims to combat trafficking in girls amongst the most vulnerable communities in Alexandria, Egypt. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) proposes to establish and operate a shelter to serve trafficked girls, train government officials, local law enforcement and NGOs on TIP, and raise awareness on trafficking among at-risk communities in Alexandria.
Website: http://crs.org/


 

Country: Egypt
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: In response to the need for a practical approach to strengthen the capacity of prosecutors and police to investigate and prosecute trafficking-related offenses cases in Egypt, IOM (in partnership with the OGP and with the support of a suitably experienced consultant) will develop a handbook on the “Investigation and Prosecution of Human Trafficking in Persons and Treatment of Victims During Law Enforcement Proceedings”. The handbook will list relevant provisions of existing legislation a user-friendly manner (and detail how these may be applied to investigate and prosecute trafficking-related offenses) as well as clearly delineate each body’s responsibilities and provide an overview of fundamental principles for those handling cases of human trafficking and dealing with vulnerable victims and/or witnesses. IOM will aim to update the handbook (as necessary), to reflect any legislative amendment or following enactment of new legislation (in particular, anti-trafficking law). IOM will disseminate the proposed handbook through its existing comprehensive network of contacts in Egypt’s criminal justice sector. To enhance the impact and sustainability of this initiative, IOM will also share the handbook with relevant national training institutes (so that it may be integrated into initial and in-service training curricula).
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Egypt
Implementer: International Research and Exchanges Board
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) intends to provide support and mentoring to two key parastatal organizations (The National Council for Women and The National Council of Childhood and Motherhood) to strengthen their understanding of human trafficking issues. IREX will increase these organizations’ ability to engage and lead government and civil society stakeholders in developing mechanisms for collaboration, information-sharing, and the improvement of prevention, protection, and prosecution programs. IREX will help identify and strengthen the capacity of the NGO sector in Cairo to address anti-trafficking issues and improve collaboration among programs. In addition, this project will develop a matrix of relevant NGOs throughout Egypt, identify civil society organizations with capacity and interest in anti-trafficking issues, and train these organizations through extensive workshops. In this way, IREX will increase civil society understanding of TIP issues and foster greater dialogue and collaboration with the Government of Egypt on TIP issues.
Website: http://www.irex.org/

Country: Iraq
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $475,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights (Heartland Alliance) seeks to protect and reintegrate victims of trafficking by establishing a model residential facility and by strengthening a network of victim service providers throughout the country. Heartland Alliance will also improve systems for identifying, documenting and tracking human trafficking in Iraq; foster legislative reform by providing technical assistance to lawmakers to amend existing legislation that governs human trafficking and labor exploitation; and launch a public awareness campaign throughout Iraq to prevent trafficking.
Website: http://www.heartlandalliance.org/

Country: Iraq
Implementer: The Protection Project
Amount: $100,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: G/TIP awarded a grant to The Protection Project (TPP) at Johns Hopkins University in 2008 to assist the Iraqi government with developing anti-trafficking legislation and to raise general awareness of TIP in Iraq by training representatives of Iraqi civil society organizations. TPP assisted government officials and members of the Iraqi Parliament in drafting comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation. TPP will use these funds to continue providing technical assistance and ongoing consultation to members of the Shura Council, Parliamentarians, key government ministries, and civil society representatives, including women’s organizations, in passing and implementing the draft anti-trafficking legislation.
Website: http://www.protectionproject.org/


 

Country: Lebanon
Implementer: International Catholic Migration Commission – Caritas
Amount: $420,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) will continue its on-going “Safe House” project providing an increased number of protection and assistance services to victims. ICMC will build capacity of law enforcement personnel, and contribute to an improved and more protective policy environment through training, exchange visits, and shared learning from international experts. ICMC will establish a safe house where medical and legal assistance, food, clothing, counseling, and life skills training will be provided. ICMC will conduct awareness sessions, distribute information about TIP, and improve information sharing and coordination efforts with other entities engaged in counter-trafficking activities.
Website: http://www.icmc.net/

Country: Regional
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $570,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights (Heartland Alliance) proposes to protect Iraqi victims of sex trafficking through training and linking law enforcement, human rights, and women’s organizations into a protection network located in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Heartland Alliance will conduct training sessions that focus on basic care and identification of victims. Training of trainers will be provided to focus on victim identification, care, and protection in addition to guidelines on referring victims to essential services. A directory for referrals in each country will be developed in addition to bi-monthly coordination meetings between law enforcement and service providers.
Website: http://www.heartlandalliance.org/


 

SOUTH and CENTRAL ASIA REGION


Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Afghan Women Skills Development Center
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The goal of this proposed project is to forge partnerships against sexual abuse of women and girls through human trade and trafficking through awareness and facilitate linkages between communities and law enforcing agencies. The Afghan Women Skills Development Center (AWSDC) will address trafficking of women and girls through awareness raising and action research activities throughout 14 districts in the Faryab province. AWSDC will form District Advocacy Groups (DAG) comprised of attorneys, government officials, NGOs, and IOs in an effort to strengthen relationships among relevant stakeholders on the issue of TIP, as well as raise awareness of trafficking at the district level. AWSDC will also conduct research to support public legislators in their advocacy efforts related to advocate for additional measures against internal trafficking and improve existing anti-trafficking legislation.
Website: http://www.awsdc.org/

 

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $307,500
Duration: 24 months
Description: International Organization for Migration (IOM) intends to protect the Afghan population from TIP through the launch of a public awareness campaign, targeting key areas bordering Pakistan, Iran, and Tajikistan where victims are most vulnerable. IOM will work to mobilize community members, government officials, religious leaders, and social workers to join efforts to combat this crime through roundtable discussions. A focus will be building capacity of local media and supporting the production of counter-trafficking media spots for nationwide broadcasting. IOM will organize training sessions for teachers and encourage them to disseminate TIP information to their students.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Voice of Afghan Women
Amount: $296,000
Duration: 20 months
Description: The project’s goal is to provide direct protection to women at risk for trafficking and assistance to female trafficking victims. Voice of Women (VOW) seeks to provide residential shelter care and services to trafficked women, as well as women at risk for being trafficked, in the Badghis province of Afghanistan. Services will include: housing, counseling, medical care, vocational training and legal assistance. VOW will establish a Coordination and Cooperation Committee (CCC) that will be responsible for facilitating communication and coordination between the shelter, authorities and other relevant stakeholders. VOW will also provide technical assistance and training to government officials, including law enforcement, district authorities, judiciary staff and the Department of Women Affairs’ staff on the safe house program components and referral process.
Website: n/a


 

Country: Bangladesh
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $198,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: The project aims to contribute to the reduction of human trafficking in Bangladesh. The project will primarily focus on building the capacity building of the Home Ministry, the police headquarters monitoring cell, and the staff members of district police on trafficking data analysis and data management. As a result, the Ministry officials will have the resources to compile and analyze data for better monitoring of trafficking cases, while the staff members of the districts will be able to collect, store, and manage reliable data of survivors/traffickers. The project will mainly reach the staff on the ground and strengthen their ability to properly document trafficking cases leading ultimately to the prosecution of the traffickers.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: India
Implementer: Anti-Slavery International
Amount: $440,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Anti-Slavery International will continue their efforts to combat sex and labor trafficking in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in partnership with local implementing organizations, through the development of community vigilance communities in targeted districts; rescue and rehabilitation of trafficking victims; and prosecution of trafficking cases.
Website: http://www.antislavery.org/english/default.aspx


 

Country: India
Implementer: Apne Aap Women Worldwide
Amount: $350,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: These funds will support the capacity building and expansion of an anti-trafficking program managed and operated by Apne Aap Women Worldwide that provides legal, educational, economic, and psychological support to women and children in India.
Website: http://www.apneaap.org/


 

Country: India
Implementer: BBC World Service Trust
Amount: $450,600
Duration: 18 months
Description: The project will build community capacity to prevent bonded labor by using the mass reach and appeal of radio drama to promote knowledge and community advocacy among those most vulnerable. The project will develop and broadcast a weekly radio program in Hindi on All India Radio (AIR) stations across Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. As part of its social mobilization strategy, the project will develop listeners’ groups and train community based reporters. These groups will coordinate with different agencies and stakeholders to make their communities more aware of the situations that lead to bonded labor. BBC World Service Trust will adapt the radio programs into a communication toolkit for community awareness activities by NGOs and will measure the impact of the radio program on audiences’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to bonded labor.
Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/trust/


 

Country: India
Implementer: ChildFund International
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: ChildFund International (ChildFund) proposes to prevent trafficking of children in the Rajasthan province by building the capacity of local NGOs and advocates to manage and develop anti-trafficking programs, victim services, and policies focusing on victims’ rights. This will be accomplished through a series of trainings intended to empower local NGOs to provide a basic standard care for child victims of trafficking to include short-term and long-term assistance. NGO targeted trainings will include designing and implementing programs to assist child victims of trafficking and conducting field studies on trafficking. ChildFund will disseminate information on assisting victims of trafficking through workshops, advocacy sessions, and general education.
Website: http://www.childfund.org/


 

Country: India
Implementer: International Justice Mission
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This International Justice Mission (IJM) project will allow for the expansion of an existing activity which has demonstrated promise. The program will focus on expanding trafficking in persons casework assistance, legal and investigation training, and building collaborations between police, judiciary and district governments. The project builds local capacity for addressing forced labor through increased prosecution and expanded protection and care of victims. IJM will develop intelligence on forced labor, present cases of forced labor to local governments, and monitor local governments’ actions relating to investigation and release of forced laborers. IJM will conduct trainings for government officials and advocate to local government for rescued TIP victims
Website: http://www.ijm.org/


 

Country: India
Implementer: International Justice Mission
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: IJM will build on its experience in investigation, legal advocacy, and case management by increasing advocacy and capacity building activities with district, state and national level government officials and creating social demand from the public for increased effort by local authorities to investigate, release and rehabilitate victims of labor trafficking in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Website: http://www.ijm.org/


 

Country: India
Implementer: Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre
Amount: $233,334
Duration: 24 months
Description: Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre will support children and young women violated by all forms of TIP by increasing coordination among police, concerned government departments, judiciary, prosecutors, NGOs, and other civil society organizations. This project will increase implementation and enforcement of already existing legislation by educating service providers and the general public. Recommendations for improvements in the laws will be developed. This project will also strengthen structures for the victims of trafficking through four model targeted interventions in Delhi, Assam, Bihar, and Gujarat.
Website: www.suas.ie/prayas.html


 

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Implementer: American Bar Association
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: The American Bar Association (ABA) proposes to strengthen the legal response to trafficking in persons in Kyrgyzstan by improving the ability of law enforcement, the justice sector and future lawyers to investigate and prosecute TIP cases.
Website: http://www.abanet.org/


 

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $300,834
Duration: 24 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will build and enhance the capacity of local NGOs in Kyrgyzstan to provide direct assistance to victims of trafficking through a series of trainings. Additionally, in order to assist in stronger relationships among all stakeholders, it will improve coordination between NGO’s, law enforcement and other key agencies. Particularly, IOM will provide funding and technical assistance to the Sezim Crisis Center for Women and Families. Finally, IOM will provide direct assistance to TIP victims through the NGO network.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Nepal
Implementer: American Bar Association
Amount: $415,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: The American Bar Association seeks to enhance the investigation and prosecution of trafficking in Nepal by building the capacity of the Nepal Police Force and Women and Children Service Center to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases; enhance the Nepal National Human Rights Commission’s ability to investigate, monitor and report on TIP cases; and conduct targeted outreach to potential victims of trafficking.
Website: http://www.abanet.org/


 

Country: Nepal
Implementer: The Asia Foundation
Amount: $207,500
Duration: 18 months
Description: This is an extension of an existing project focused on increased convictions of TIP offenders. The project will strengthen victim and witness testimony and enhance the capacity of police and public prosecutors to conduct effective prosecutions. The Asia Foundation (TAF) will develop and implement a multimedia campaign to raise awareness of the Nepalese TIP Act, especially emphasizing provisions to ensure victim and witness protection and confidentiality. The project will also convene community meetings to provide a platform to disseminate information about the TIP Act. TAF will also develop and publish a TIP Law Enforcement Protocol and a computerized monitoring and tracking system for TIP cases. Finally, the project will conduct regional training workshops and joint coordination meetings for police and prosecutors to collaborate on implementing the TIP Law Enforcement Protocol, sharing best practices, and developing strategies for enhancing cooperation.
Website: http://asiafoundation.org/


 

Country: Pakistan
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $450,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) proposes to develop enhanced coordination and cooperation between government officials, including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Women Development, police, the Federal Investigation Agency Anti Trafficking Units and civil society through the creation of develop stakeholder taskforces in high-risk districts which serve to facilitate the identification of and outreach to victims of trafficking at the district level.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Sri Lanka
Implementer: The International Labour Organization
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: The project will address the need to reinforce protection measures relating to the migration of domestic workers. The project aims to build the capacity of government law enforcement officials by training police, immigration officials, key officials in the Ministry of Justice, and the judiciary. Training components will address enforcing the existing law throughout all stages of identification, investigation, and prosecution of fraudulent recruiters/traffickers. Training will also focus on imposing sanctions against trafficking and forced labor while regulating the migration of Sri Lankan nationals overseas for household domestic work.
Website: http://www.ilo.org/

 

WESTERN HEMISPHERE REGION


Country: Argentina
Implementer: Maria de los Angeles Foundation
Amount: $62,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The Maria de los Angeles Foundation will implement and train special police units to investigate TIP cases in selected provinces in a series of workshops throughout the year. Training will focus on victim identification, techniques for conducting rescue operations, investigation of trafficking rings, and obtaining evidence for use in the prosecution of offenders. Finally the Foundation will conduct an evaluation of these special police units with the goal of improving the unit’s effectiveness.
Website: http://www.fundacionmariadelosangeles.org/eng/home.htm

 

Country: Argentina
Implementer: UNIDOS
Amount: $97,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The project’s goal is to enhance the efficiency of the prosecution of crimes related to human trafficking through the integrated training of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials and agents. Experts will direct intensive workshops for members of the judiciary, prosecutors and law enforcement agents to train them in investigative techniques to combat trafficking in persons. The workshops will develop specific investigative protocols, which will emphasize the planning and coordination of the different activities that investigations require among all those involved.
Website: http://www.unidosjusticia.org.ar/


 

Country: Costa Rica
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will train main police agencies in Costa Rica in the use of criminal profiles mechanisms to detect traffickers and victims of trafficking, develop in the field supervised practices of these techniques in border areas and in transit locations, and improve data collection of trafficking crimes and information exchange among key police agencies.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: IOM
Amount: $62,000
Duration: 6 months
Description: This project will contribute to the strengthening of the Dominican government’s capacities and those of civil society organizations, as well as cooperation among agencies that address specific needs in the Prevention of trafficking in persons (TIP). The project will also help in creating public awareness of the mechanisms for denouncing trafficking and assisting victims in the country, such as hotlines and other information services. In addition, the project will offer an opportunity for monitoring the functioning of these information mechanisms and reception of complaints.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $315,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: International Organization for Migration (IOM) will seek to strengthen the Dominican Republic government’s ability to respond effectively to human trafficking by conducting training for the Attorney General’s office and the judiciary. Training areas will focus on investigation and prosecution techniques, implementation of existing legislation, and strategies for victim identification and protection. Finally, IOM will help establish a shelter and provide technical assistance in shelter management and service delivery to TIP victims.
Website: http://www.iom.int/


 

Country: Ecuador
Implementer: Centro de Operaciones Anti-Contrabado (COAC) and Direccion Nacional de Policia Especializada para Ninos Ninas y Adolescentes (DINAPEN)
Amount: $90,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: These funds will support expenses related to the investigation of trafficking in persons (TIP) cases. Working with the US/DHS/ICE Attaché’s office, the Ecuadorian National Police will target human trafficking cases, including those involving minor. While the Government of Ecuador supports the salary costs of the specialized units, USG funds will support field travel for investigations, equipment, and training.
Website: n/a


 

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: Covenant House
Amount: $515,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Covenant House aims to protect victims of trafficking in persons (TIP) through the operation of a 24-hour care that provides education, counseling, medical, and social reintegration support. The project will also seek to modify national laws related to TIP. Focus will be placed on developing and implementing a plan to address TIP and to seek modification/creation of laws to improve protection for victims and increase rates of prosecution.
Website: http://www.covenanthouse.org/


 

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: Freedom House
Amount: $130,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Freedom House intends to partner with a group of Guatemalan NGOs to increase the effectiveness of anti-trafficking efforts in Guatemala, improve services provided to victims of trafficking, and foster collaboration between NGOs and government agencies to assist in prosecutions. Freedom House will achieve this through providing technical assistance in the areas of victim identification, service provision, coalition building, and government collaboration.
Website: http://www.freedomhouse.org/


 

Country: Guyana
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) plans to identify and train TIP point persons in four vulnerable regions where they will work with church and community partners to raise TIP awareness. CRS will also train community activists to raise understanding of TIP locally and provide educational outreach. A public awareness campaign will be developed to disseminate information about TIP in each of the regions. Frontline workers such as police and teachers will be trained on legal aspects of TIP and on how to identify current and potential victims and to refer cases. CRS will implement a pilot project to assist youth with work and basic living skills.
Website: http://www.crs.org/


 

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Anti-Slavery International
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Anti-Slavery International will address the needs of child TIP victims by creating comprehensive and locally-based service models that combine whole community dialogues with targeted interventions, economic alternatives, and psychological support. These models will lead to improved service provider and law enforcement responses to victims through increasing both groups’ skills and knowledge of TIP. Anti-Slavery International will also conduct a study to gather data regarding families’ knowledge about deterring trafficking of children. The results of this survey will be used in the development and implementation of training for families to increase their understanding of TIP and child protection.
Website: http://www.antislavery.org/english/


 

Country: Haiti
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $315,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: International Organization for Migration (IOM) proposes to combat trafficking of women and children in Haiti through preventive and protective measures as well as increasing awareness of TIP. Activities include increasing the number of victims of trafficking aided through direct services; enhancing the capacity of the private sector to deliver services; and launch a nationwide and regional information campaign to increase TIP awareness. IOM will complete national research to develop a comprehensive view of trafficking issues in Haiti. Additionally, the project will establish a network of local NGOs; provide training and skill-building to key partners; and promote sustainability of project activities through provision of micro-grants and training to parents of returned children to assist their livelihood.
Website: http://www.iomhaiti.org/


 

Country: Honduras
Implementer: Cooperative Housing Foundation International
Amount: $515,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: Cooperative Housing Foundation International (CHF) will work within existing governmental and non-governmental structures to facilitate a process of integrating service delivery through capacity-building and improved coordination mechanisms. CHF will build a network of over ten local organizations to provide services to victims and will promote generation of sustainable livelihoods for returnees through job creation and/or micro-enterprise development. CHF will also repatriate victims back to their communities of origin and build awareness of TIP issues and consequences through the development of a media campaign, round table dialogues and collaboration with key partners.
Website: http://www.chfinternational.org/

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Alternatives Pacificas
Amount: $50,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Alternatives Pacificas (ALPAZ) will expand its ongoing efforts on the prevention of human trafficking in Nuevo Leon with a targeted public awareness campaign that will include media, pamphlets, posters at bus stops, and workshops; advocacy with the local Congress to create local anti-trafficking legislation; and provision of victim services in the areas of access to legal services, housing and assistance, health and psychological attention.
Website: n/a


 

Country: Mexico
Implementer: American Bar Association
Amount: $14,220
Duration: 3 months
Description: The American Bar Association recently completed an assessment of Mexico using its Human Trafficking Assessment Tool (HTAT). The HTAT involved input from Mexican government officials, civil society groups and academics, and will provide the necessary information for Mexican government authorities, law enforcement, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders to reform their laws and overall efforts such that they can better combat trafficking in Mexico. This additional funding will support widespread presentation and dissemination of the HTAT Report. Presentation of the report will include a rollout event designed to generate media attention and serve as a catalyst for discussion and dissemination of the tool.
Website: http://www.abanet.org/


 

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC), an NGO that coordinates an alliance of over 250 government and nongovernmental agencies in the United States and Latin America to combat TIP, will promote victim identification and victim services in Baja California and Sonora. BSCC will provide technical assistance to victim centers in these regions which provide shelter, medical care, mental health services, and referrals to other existing victim assistance resources. BSCC will also provide specialized training and technical assistance to service providers and law enforcement in those states, and advocate for legislative change in Sonora in order to address TIP more effectively.
Website: http://www.bsccoalition.org/


 

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Center for Studies and Research in Social Development and Assistance
Amount: $268,780
Duration: 12 months
Description: The Center for Studies and Research in Social Development and Assistance (CEIDAS) will build upon a currently funded project to raise awareness on human trafficking in Mexico within the federal and state governments, media, academia, and civil society. This project will involve information dissemination on anti-trafficking efforts in Mexico’s 32 states, promotion of stronger public policy on TIP issues, and enlisting youth and the private sector to work on TIP prevention.
Website: http://www.ceidas.org/


 

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) will build the capacity of five local NGOs to lead anti-trafficking efforts in their respective regions through training and technical assistance, development of victim-centered service standards, provision of task-force building efforts, and public awareness campaigns. Through collaborative training and mentoring programs, each sub-grantee will not only build their own internal capacity to serve victims and participate in a national coalition, but also develop and lead a regional coalition to more intensively combat trafficking in their region.
Website: http://www.castla.org/


 

Country: Nicaragua
Implementer: Chinandega Women's Association
Amount: $228,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project is aimed at promoting social, cultural, and personal changes in both private and public spheres, in order to contribute to the reduction of trafficking and sexual commercial exploitation of women, girls, boys and adolescents with a gender sensitive and human rights focus. Through this project attention will be provided to victims of sexual commercial exploitation and trafficking in persons. Integral and interdisciplinary attention will promote the participation of the family in the attention process and in the reconstruction of their life plans. Likewise, awareness campaigns on sexual commercial exploitation and trafficking in persons will be developed and launched. Implementation activities will also be developed to demand that the public institutions assume their corresponding responsibilities in the prevention, special protection, and sanctioning of sexual commercial exploitation and trafficking in persons.
Website: n/a


 

Country: Regional (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Peru)
Implementer: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Latin America and the Caribbean
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Latin America and the Caribbean (CATW-LAC) will work to prevent or reverse the legalization of prostitution in Argentina, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Peru in the first year of the project and Chile, Colombia and Ecuador in the second year of the project, with the aim of combating sex trafficking. The project will also implement activities designed to serve as a model to combat the demand for prostitution among young men, including implementation of awareness-raising campaigns about the consequences of the demand for prostitution in each country. CATW-LAC will also conduct training sessions on advocacy against prostitution legalization for national coalitions in each country; provide model implementation activities, materials for instruction and distribution, and on-going assistance for each coalition’s efforts.
Website: http://www.catwlac.org/


 

Country: Regional (Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay)
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $280,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will contribute to the prevention of TIP and strengthen counter-trafficking networks in the Tri-Border Area (TBA) in the Southern Cone of South America (Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay) by enhancing staffing and communication mechanisms that increase coordination and improve cooperation between key judicial actors in the TBA. This project will also provide medical, psychological, legal, and job training assistance to victims of trafficking in persons in the TBA.
Website: http://www.iom.int/



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