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Trafficking in Persons Open Projects by Region and Country


Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
May 14, 2010

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AFRICA (AF) REGION – 30 Open Grants in 17 Countries + 4 Regional Projects ($10,411,725)

Country: Burundi
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $250,000
Description: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is providing technical assistance for the Ministry of Justice in Burundi to draft national legislation that is in alignment with the United Nations Convention is also conducting 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 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 is assisting 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
Description: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working with four local partners in high-risk origin and source regions within Cameroon to empower communities and institutions. CRS and its partners are 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 are identifying and referring victims of trafficking to shelters and strengthen partner capacity to address victims’ basic needs. CRS is also training public authorities on detecting and prosecuting trafficking cases through modules developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Website: http://www.crs.org/

Country: Chad
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $400,000
Description: Through this project, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) aims to increase the capacity of the Chadian Government and NGOs to prosecute TIP crimes and protect victims of trafficking. IOM is conducting an initial country assessment based on existing materials in order to synthesize information on the main trends of TIP, including the scale of the trafficking problem and profiles of victims. This overview is being supplemented by a legislative review. The project consists of four additional components, including (1) a capacity building program for law-enforcement officials and key stakeholders on the nature of TIP and appropriate investigative techniques; (2) the development of a capacity building curricula for governmental officials focused on law enforcement services; (3) the establishment of a network of service providers that will provide direct assistant for the return and reintegration of male and female VoTs; and (4) awareness raising activities in high risk areas of Chad on the dangers of TIP and means to prevent it.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Chad
Implementer: United Nations Children's Fund
Amount: $210,000
Description: Under the terms of a previously signed agreement, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working with the Government of Chad to prevent the recruitment of children into armed forces. UNICEF is also assisting the government with a national program to release children from armed groups, offer them support, and then reintegrate them into their communities. At the community level, UNICEF is increasing its work with local and religious leaders to ensure the successful reintegration of these children. UNICEF is also working 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 is increasing 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
Description: Côte D’Ivoire Prospérité is working to establish a reception and a transit center for young girls who are victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. This center includes 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 are learning an income generating activity to assist with their socio-economic reintegration. The shelter will also work to repatriate survivors. The project’s overall 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
Description: This project aims to expand and strengthen the enforcement of Djibouti’s anti-trafficking laws. The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT) is working to improve the capacity of the criminal justice professionals. Using attorneys with expertise in human trafficking investigation, prosecution, and victim protection this project strengthens the institutional capacity of the government to prosecute and adjudicate cases.
Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/

Country: Djibouti
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $285,000
Description: The overall objective of the project is to assist the Government of Djibouti (GoD) in its counter trafficking efforts through capacity building, protection activities and direct assistance to victims of trafficking and support the GoD’s efforts to improve its US State Department’s tier ranking. The project will address the gaps in the protection of victims of trafficking, including the absence of a national referral system and lack of shelters and assistance programs available to victims of trafficking. The project includes the development of a national referral system, capacity building of the GoD, civil society organizations and service providers, and provision of direct assistance to victims of trafficking in the form of shelter, basic services and victim assistance packages. The result of these activities will be increased access and quality and quantity of protective and assistance services for victims of trafficking.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Ethiopia
Implementer: Project Concern International
Amount: $324,000
Description: During FY08 G/TIP completed an award of $324,000 to Project Concern International (PCI), supporting its work in Ethiopia (this is a 24 month project which runs through July 2010). Through this program, PCI seeks to decrease trafficking in persons and improve protection and assistance of victims. To achieve this, Project Concern is 1) improving the delivery of victim protection and assistance services for both children and adults, and 2) increasing prosecution of human trafficking perpetrators. To improve victim protection and assistance, PCI is assisting government ministries in the development of action plans for identification of victims; providing resources to select organizations to hire outreach workers to proactively intercept TIP victims; strengthening cooperation between and among police and service organizations in terms of referral procedures, victim protection, temporary housing, health care, and legal assistance; and assisting the National TIP Taskforce in the development of in-country family tracing and reintegration protocols/guidelines/tools. In order to increase prosecution of TIP perpetrators, PCI is also assisting law enforcement leaders in adapting procedures, guidelines and tools for police to use in identification, rescue, assistance and referral of victims, as well as handling of perpetrators and assist the Ministry of Justice to train prosecutors and judges along critical trafficking routes. During the third quarter of FY09 14 trafficking victims were intercepted from 4 kebeles.
Website: http://www.projectconcern.org/

Country: Ghana
Implementer: Virginia State University
Amount: $450,000
Description: Virginia State University (VSU) is conducting an action oriented research on child domestic servitude in Ghana including gathering information on the nature of recruitment and extent of trafficking involved. VSU is also providing counseling and rehabilitation of domestic servants, vocational training, and conducting awareness campaigns for the general public about the rights of all children.
Website: www.vsu.edu

Country: Ghana
Implementer: Legal Resource Center
Amount: $400,000
Description: The Legal Resource Center (LRC) is conducting 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: Ghana
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $250,000
Description: Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is providing training to prosecutors, magistrates and judges as well as to victim service providers to strengthen their capacity to work together to combat human trafficking and provide resources to victims. This program also includes the funding of a Resident Legal Advisor in Ghana for over 7 months.
Website: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/opdat/

Country: Guinea
Implementer: World Education
Amount: $345,000
Description: The PROTEGE Project partners are piloting education, awareness raising, and capacity strengthening approaches to promote application of existing laws to prevent human trafficking and protect and recover victims in two source, transit and/or destination prefectures: Forécariah and Kindia. The project is testing two models to expand delivery of essential services through a) government-sponsored Local Child and Family Protection Councils and b) community-driven Parents Associations and Friends of the School. The project emphasizes quality community-driven collection of data on human trafficking and action research on the causes and consequences of trafficking and child exploitation to support government efforts to establish a national database on trafficking and anti-trafficking efforts. The project also aims to standardize measures of performance, and to encourage comparability of results with existing Government of Guinea interventions in Maritime, Forest and Upper Guinea.
Website: http://www.worlded.org/

Country: Guinea
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: 100,000
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting the development of a legislative base for effective investigation and prosecution of trafficking. This work consists of two main activities: (1) an assessment of TIP trends and laws through information-gathering from the government, researchers, migration experts, and other stakeholders; and (2) designing a training curriculum for law enforcement officials that includes legal information, local resources, and sensitizes participants on issues regarding general human rights, having a gender- and child-sensitive perspective, and understanding the difference between smuggling and trafficking. Two training sessions are planned for each of the 7 administrative regions, as well as Conakry.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Guinea-Bissau
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $400,000
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is seeking 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 is also working 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: Kenya
Implementer: Ripe for Harvest
Amount: $50,000
Description: Ripe for Harvest (RFH) is producing an anti-TIP music video and documentary from a song formulated through collaboration with six East African musicians. This video is intended to inform youth of 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: Kenya
Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity
Amount: $301,150
Description: The goal of the project is to combat trafficking in children and forced labor in the agriculture sector, focusing on the effects of exploitation of minors in the form of cheap labor. The program uses innovative activities to bring together key stakeholders in the agriculture sector, including unions, community organizations, employers, and government officials, to develop joint solutions to the problem of child trafficking in the sector. In particular, the program proposes to create anti-trafficking committees at workplaces including all of the aforementioned key stakeholders. By empowering such committees with a plan of action, resources, increased capacity, monitoring and reporting mechanism, and access to services, anti-trafficking initiatives are locally based, creating more incentive for action.
Website: http://www.solidaritycenter.org/

Country: Liberia
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $360,000
Description: World Hope International (WHI)’s objective is to reduce the incidence of TIP by training communities and stakeholders on trafficking issues. Through outreach activities WHI provides 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 address prevention, victim identification, and referral to appropriate aftercare services. WHI is also identifying and responding 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: Mozambique
Implementer: Rede Came
Amount: $300,000
Description: Rede Came is increasing the level of collaboration between government and civil society with regard to improving the legal environment for combating human trafficking, and disseminate information regarding the forthcoming anti-TIP law. Rede Came is training NGOs, judges, and magistrates on key issues of relevance to the specific audiences, and will also provide comprehensive services to victims through its established referral system.
Website: n/a

Country: Nigeria
Implementer: Department of Justice/International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program
Amount: $125,000
Description: The purpose of this funding is to provide training to National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) law enforcement on TIP including basic information on identifying TIP victims, basic interviewing techniques, and report writing. To date, only two assessments have been completed in country to determine the viability of training and the audience. Department of Justice (DOF)/International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) is combining unspent funds from a 2003 Interagency Agreement (about $145,000 remains unspent) with funds awarded through an IAA in 2007 (about $60,000 remains unspent). Activities have not yet gotten underway, but we are working with Post and ICITAP to complete this program by the end of the fiscal year.
Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/icitap/

Country: Sierra Leone
Implementer: Center for Victims of Torture
Amount: $510,000
Description: Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is continuing its existing project in Freetown that provides direct psychological counseling to TIP victims in Sierra Leone throughout the period of this new project. CVT is also continuing to conduct intensive training of Psychosocial Counselors (PSCs) and Clinical Training Supervisors (CTS) who provide direct services to survivors. 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.
Website: http://ga3.org/cvt/home.html

Country: Sierra Leone
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $324,000
Description: The goal of this project is to prevent trafficking by equipping stakeholders with information; protecting and caring for victims through identification and effective networking; and improving prosecution of traffickers through training and improved policies and procedures for law enforcement.
Website: http://www.worldhope.org

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

Country: South Africa
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $340,000
Description: Since 2009, stakeholders on the issue of counter-trafficking have been engaged in various processes of consultation with regard to concerns related to the trafficking of persons, especially children, in the lead-up to and duration of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup to be held in South Africa in June and July of 2010. IOM has consulted with both government and civil society organizations in this regard and has encouraged stakeholders to take a holistic approach, noting the critical need to create awareness and increase protection mechanisms. NGOs in South Africa, however, face financial challenges and this has hampered their ability to reach out to communities through prevention and capacity building activities, and to victims of trafficking with direct assistance. In order for them to be able to address concerns with regard to trafficking during the critical time of the FIFA World Cup and to benefit from IOM consultation on their planned activities, the provision of funds to these NGOs through IOM will result in measurable outcomes.

IOM through this project will issue a call for proposals inviting relevant NGOs to submit a concise short–term project proposal following the IOM proposal template. IOM will seek only micro-project ideas. Through the establishment of a common selection board consisting of members of the US Embassy in South Africa and IOM, NGOs will be selected in order to channel funds for activities on the ground for the prevention of trafficking in vulnerable groups, especially children, during and shortly after the FIFA World Cup 2010.

Following the selection procedure, IOM will organize a consultative initiation meeting for all selected NGOs. The meeting will ensure common understanding of the objectives of the project and coordination between different NGOs regarding concrete activities on the ground in order to avoid duplication and use of the funds in the best way possible.

Throughout the project, IOM will provide technical assistance to the NGOs through guidance, monitoring & evaluation.
Website: http://www.iom.int

Country: Tanzania
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $87,225
Description: This project is enhancing the ongoing prevention and protection efforts conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with the Government of Tanzania by offering an alternative to trafficking for vulnerable children in Arusha and Kilimanjaro provinces and offering a safe haven for victims identified in the region. The proposed project also increases the local capacity to prevent human trafficking as well as to detect cases of human trafficking and refer the victims for assistance through training and public awareness activities.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Tanzania
Implementer: Department of Justice (OPDAT and ICITAP)
Amount: $1,438,000
Description: Funds are provided to the performing agency to further the United States policy initiatives that have been outlined by the Department of State and by INL and G/TIP, including establishing responsive and effective judicial and law enforcement institutions that combat trafficking in persons and support the rule of law in Tanzania.
Website: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/opdat/ and http://www.justice.gov/criminal/icitap/

Country: Zambia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $400,000
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is seeking 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 SADC region. This includes 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.iawj.org/

Countries: Regional (Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $900,000
Description: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights is working in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo through this regional initiative to provide direct victim services to trafficking survivors. Services include the provision of counseling, psychosocial support, and vocational training.
Website: http://www.heartlandalliance.org/

Countries: Regional (South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique)
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $200,000
Description: World Hope International (WHI) is building the capacity of World Hope South Africa (WHSA), a local non-profit organization. WHI’s efforts focus on anti-TIP awareness-raising and prevention campaigns, and strengthening the capacity of the local organization. Activities 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: https://adelphe.worldhope.net/

Countries: Regional
Implementer: Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa
Amount: $300,000
Description: The Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa (SAHRIT) is conducting a situational analysis that will determine the extent of human trafficking in three countries in the sub-region (Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Mozambique) and the link between corruption and human trafficking, highlighting the extent to which corruption contributes to the process of human trafficking. Further the project seeks to identify what legislative and administrative reforms need to be put in place that will adequately address the problem of the human trafficking-corruption nexus in these countries. Some of the recommendations will then form the basis for interventions which will include development of a capacity building program for officers within anti-corruption agencies to effectively investigate and arrest perpetrators.
Website: http://www.africanreview.org/sahrit.htm

Countries: Regional
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $272,350
Description: This project seeks to strengthen the technical and legal capacity of the drafting national authorities of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States in the ratification and domestication of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children. It focuses on harmonizing relevant legislation across the region to ensure more effective cooperation. The activities being conducted include: (1) carrying out in-depth national legal assessments in each country; (2) providing regular legal advice for law commissions/drafting commissions in at least eight SADC Member States; (3) supporting the establishment and capacity-building of specialized national institutional units which will serve as authorities in charge of international cooperation issues; (4) supporting the drafting of national policy, such as national action programs against TIP in at least eight SADC Member States; and (5) developing training tools, such as manuals for police, prosecutors, and judges, to assist them in applying the newly adopted legislation.
Website: http://www.unodc.org/

EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC (EAP) REGION – 39 Open Grants in 14 Countries + 4 Regional Projects ($11,773,805)

Country: Burma
Implementer: Save the Children Federation
Amount: $334,307
Description: Save the Children’s overarching objective is to establish effective child protection systems in communities and townships. Specifically, Save the Children Federation is focusing on three townships (Thaton in Mon State, Hpa’an in Karen State, and Namkham in Northern Shan State) to build collaboration and establish effective counter-trafficking community-based systems. The child protection systems 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; collaboration within communities to establish child protection systems; and facilitation of local and national policy discussions to improve policies and procedures on human trafficking, migration, and child protection.
Website: http://www.savethechildren.org/

Country: Burma
Implementer: Save the Children United Kingdom
Amount: $248,400
Description: This project continues and expands upon the G/TIP-funded Project entitled “Protecting Children in Burma against Trafficking - Mandalay Division”. Through this project, Save the Children UK is developing and promoting child protection systems at a community level in Mandalay Division. The major focus of this work is children (aged 10–18) in areas of high migration who are at risk of being trafficked, working in exploitative labor, internally displaced or migrant children, and/or returning trafficking victims.
Website: http://www.savethechildren.org/

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: International Justice Mission
Amount: $100,000
Description: The International Justice Mission (IJM) is implementing a police training program in Kratie and Sihanoukville. IJM is also designing a program aimed at empowering and investing in survivors of CSEC who, through support and guidance of IJM aftercare partners, will reach a high level of recovery and have expressed the desire to assist newly rescued CSEC victims. Participants are being empowered as leaders and educators in their communities so that they can 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: $325,000
Description: World Hope International (WHI) is implementing a satellite assessment center in Siem Reap, based on its G/TIP funded assessment and aftercare center in Phnom Penh. The organization is providing comprehensive services for girl survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and rape. Services 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. WHI is also conducting staff training.
Website: http://www.worldhope.org/

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking
Amount: $500,000
Description: The United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) is partnering with local NGOs to provide psychosocial support and other services to address trauma and other mental health needs of victims of sex and labor trafficking. The project is also providing economic support through training and job placement for victims as well as training for staff.
Website: www.no-trafficking.org/

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: Agir por les Femmes en Situation Precaire
Amount: $336,400
Description: Agir por les Femmes en Situation Precaire (AFESIP) operates three service centers in Cambodia. These centers serve victims through a focus on rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration. The primary function of these 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: World Hope International
Amount: $260,000
Description: This project provides 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. It aims to strengthen and further develop TIP protection networks with human rights organizations, Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) ministries, police, shelter organizations, and other local stakeholders. WHI provides protection, support, and assistance to victims. In addition, World Hope International (WHI) is assisting victims who choose to participate in legal proceedings against their traffickers. WHI thus is providing the first response and stabilization to care for girls and young women during the most traumatic first few months after rescue or escape from CSE. WHI also works to prevent the re-trafficking and re-victimization of women and girls through its partnerships with other non-governmental organizations (NGO), RGC ministries, and its interaction with victims’ families and communities.
Website: http://www.worldhope.org/

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: M’Lop Tapang
Amount: $70,000
Description: This project is strengthening and expanding M’Lop Tapang’s child protection program, aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and trafficking, through the creation of a ChildSafe environment in Sihanoukville and through education for children, families, and communities.
Website: http://www.mloptapang.org/

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: The Asia Foundation
Amount: $200,000
Description: Through this project, The Asia Foundation (TAF) is increasing transparency and awareness of trafficking and efforts to combat it, especially with labor TIP. TAF is providing legal assistance and protection to victims. By training police for coordination among law enforcement groups, the project also aims to enhance the capacity of law enforcement to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) and protect victims. Project activities include training the media to increase understanding of TIP, especially labor, and encouraging the monitoring and reporting of all forms of trafficking.
Website: http://asiafoundation.org/country/overview/cambodia

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training
Amount: $200,000
Description: The project aims to assist the Cambodian justice sector generally, and the relevant components of the National Task Force (NTF) specifically, through comprehensive strategic assistance and training of police, other investigators, prosecutors and judges to enhance the number of successful investigations and prosecutions of persons engaged in human trafficking in Cambodia, with the result in increased charges and convictions.
Website: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/opdat/trafficking/traffic-n-persons.html

Country: China
Implementer: University Enterprises, Inc./California State University, Sacramento
Amount: $200,000
Description: University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) is the auxiliary organization authorized to accept and administer grants though California State University, Sacramento. UEI has developed a partnership with The Peking University Woman Law Studies and Legal Aid Center (WLSLAC) and local non-governmental organizations (NGO). The project involves collaboration with women’s federations in provinces where trafficking cases are frequently found. Activities include: administering a survey in target areas to learn the extent of trafficking in persons (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
Description: Through this project, Save the Children-Fiji is building the 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, Save the Children-Fiji is advocating 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 address TIP, commercial child sexual exploitation, and children’s rights and protection. The project includes four workshops for target groups including: judges, immigration officers, naval officers, and community and tourism police. Save the Children-Fiji is also coordinating information-sharing and developing and updating 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
Description: The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is conducting programs designed to implement the new anti-trafficking in persons (TIP) laws and to strengthen targeted law enforcement responses to TIP cases, with a particular focus on forced labor. This project builds upon the G/TIP funded OPDAT Intermittent Legal Advisor activities of 2008. DOJ/OPDAT is providing comprehensive training and mentoring of prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, and non-governmental organizations (NGO) 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 (IOM)
Amount: $300,000
Description: This project will continue activities to increase the knowledge of front line immigration, labor, and law enforcement officers on trafficking and safe migration; improve coordination between agencies for prevention and protection; increase knowledge of the role of government agencies on the anti-trafficking laws; and provide direct assistance for victims. IOM will target three key points of entry at the Jakarta, Surabaya, and Medan seaports and airports.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $660,000
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working in partnership with the Government of Indonesia (GoI) to strengthen local capacity to combat human trafficking through effective criminal justice responses. Particularly, IOM is providing technical assistance and targeted trainings to the police, prosecutors, immigration officials, labor inspectors, and judges in affect to increase the numbers of convictions of human traffickers while also providing better protection to victims. In order to do so, USAID is also contributing 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) is also providing technical assistance to government agencies, NGOs and faith-based organizations (FBO). IOM is fostering 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: Indonesia
Implementer: USAID-MTV Exit Project
Amount: $210,000
Description: In September 2006, the United States Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID RDMA) signed a cooperative agreement with the MTVEF and MTV International to enter into an alliance to fight trafficking in persons, the “MTV EXIT Campaign (End Exploitation and Trafficking).” The purpose of EXIT is to raise awareness about, and increase prevention of, trafficking in persons (TIP) in Asia. This Asia-wide campaign is implemented using three main communication vehicles: On Air, Online, and On the Ground. "Intersection", a hard-hitting animated film about human trafficking and sexual exploitation, premiered on March 20 on MTV channels in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Produced in partnership with USAID RDMA, the latest release in the MTV EXIT campaign, "Intersection", is told from the perspectives of five people who are part of the trafficking chain: the victim, trafficker, brothel owner, client and an undercover cop.
Website: http://www.usaid.gov/rdma/articles/press_release_531.html

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training and the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program
Amount: $1,000,000
Description: ICITAP Indonesia’s current TIP project initiatives include the unique “Point of Origin” strategy, training and networking the police and NGO’s in vulnerable trafficking populations where primarily women are recruited in rural areas of North Sumatra and East Java. The project has developed multidisciplinary regional coalitions that include representatives from law enforcement, nongovernmental organizations, and intra-governmental agencies to work together in responding to trafficking issues within Indonesia. Additionally, ICITAP is developing replication capacity with the police and will be integrating curriculum components into the police training curriculum at several levels.
Website: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/icitap/

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

Country: Laos
Implementer: World Vision
Amount: $300,000
Description: The Lao Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MLSW) is working with World Vision Laos to develop and implement a prevention program that focuses on reducing the vulnerability of Lao citizens to becoming victims of trafficking in Thailand. WVL has worked jointly with the MLSW for over two years in Savannakhet Province to create the Voices of Victims Network, which trains former victims of trafficking to advise and educate potential migrants on safe migration, creating a network that will extend from village committees to schools to migration hubs in Laos and Thailand. The project is 1) providing a grassroots, trustworthy source of information for migrants and access to resources along their migration route in order to reduce vulnerability to trafficking, and 2) training and mentoring Lao government workers at local, provincial, and national levels, pushing the Lao government towards Tier 2 designation through education and advocacy.
Website: www.worlvision.org

Country: Malaysia
Implementer: Boat People SOS
Amount: $200,000
Description: This project builds on existing partnerships with local organizations and groups to expand capabilities in Tenaganita. Activities 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 has created a team of lawyers and advocates engaged in anti-TIP work in Penang and will provide training on identification, support, and referrals for victims. Project implementation includes 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
Description: This project is increasing the capacity of local lawyers and advocates for increased witness/victim protection. It serves urban poor and those living in temporary border areas and provides training for lawyers and advocates on victim/witness protection/compensation. The American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education is also increasing 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
Description: This project addresses 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, has built 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: United Nations Children's Fund
Amount: $480,000
Description: This United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) project targets internally displaced persons in two conflict affected provinces in Mindanao by strengthening the prevention of and response to trafficking in persons. UNICEF is conducting community education on trafficking and safe labor migration with the goal of improved investigation and rescue mechanisms, especially for the protection of trafficked children.
Website: http://www.unicef.org/

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

Country: Philippines
Implementer: International Justice Mission
Amount: $540,000
Description: On February 18, 2009, International Justice Mission (IJM) staff and top officials from the Philippine National Police (PNP) signed a Memorandum of Agreement, formalizing an educational partnership aimed at enabling both groups to better combat the trafficking and sexual abuse of women and children in the Philippines. The agreement permits International Justice Mission to officially train Philippine National Police personnel in a variety of specialized topics, including law enforcement ethics, criminal investigations, interviewing victims and witnesses, and the Philippines’ laws related to women and children. Recognizing a relationship that has enabled the two groups to work together effectively in the past, the agreement enables International Justice Mission to officially train Philippine National Police personnel in a variety of specialized topics, including law enforcement ethics, criminal investigations, interviewing victims and witnesses, and the Philippines’ laws related to women and children. The Philippine National Police is also training the personnel who regularly deal with trafficking and sexual violence. Additionally, the PNP is incorporating IJM’s material into its wider training curriculum, and is working with IJM to develop Philippine National Police instructors who will effectively teach these topics in the future. Although IJM has already been active in conducting Philippine National Police training seminars, the agreement makes IJM’s curriculum an accredited part of the officers’ educational structure. The partnership is facilitating IJM’s efforts to both assist victims of trafficking and sexual violence, and its efforts to develop the capacity of the Philippine National Police to respond to trafficking cases.
Website: http://www.ijm.org/

Country: Philippines
Implementer: Visayan Forum Foundation
Amount: $300,000
Description: Through this project, the Visayan Forum Foundation is continuing to operate the shelters built by the Philippine Ports Authority in the ports of Manila, Davao, Sorsogon, and Batangas. The project is also strengthening anti-trafficking task forces composed of law enforcers, shipping companies, and other stakeholders through capacity building and monitoring entry and exit points.
Website: http://www.visayanforum.org/portal/

Country: Solomon Islands
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA)
Amount: $150,000
Description: The American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA) is conducting an analysis of existing and draft laws and other existing anti-TIP efforts and strengthening the NGO response to trafficking. The project is also implementing a pilot advocacy program supported by an international legal pro bono mentor and a small grants program to build the capacity of civil society. Activities also include conducting public awareness campaigns and engaging a legal advocacy advisor.
Website: http://www.abanet.org/

Country: South Korea, Republic of
Implementer: Abt Associates
Amount: $29,900
Description: The project assesses 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 which demonstrates that johns’ school projects have reduced the demand for commercial sex.
Website: http://www.abtassociates.com/

Country: Taiwan
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $178,231
Description: The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is posting an Intermittent Legal Advisor (ILA) in Taipei for approximately three months. The funds support the travel of a Federal Victim/Witness Coordinator who is participating in training activities over the course of about 30 days. The ILA is implementing TIP activities that include case consultation and specialized support to the TIP prosecution unit and locally designated TIP prosecutors. Training for prosecutors 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 also include a seminar focused on developing a victim referral mechanism and coordinating victim services. The ILA is 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: Thailand
Implementer: Child Protection and Development Center
Amount: $290,000
Description: The Child Protection and Development Center aims to provide protection for street children, ages 6-18, who are victims of child sex tourism in Pattaya. The project is establishing an outreach position to contact local populations of street children; conducting fieldwork; and establishing a Drop-in Center to provide screenings and basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and medicine and a day program to provide recreation and education.
Website: http://www.hhnthailand.org/projects/child-protection-and-development-center/

Country: Thailand
Implementer: New Life Center Foundation
Amount: $100,000
Description: This project is supporting comprehensive services for victims of trafficking in persons, including forced labor. Services include shelter, mental health and medical services, educational and vocational training, life skills and citizenship advocacy for tribal persons in Chiang Mai.
Website: http://www.nlcfoundation.org/

Country: Thailand
Implementer: Asian Research Center for Migration
Amount: $85,000
Description: The Asia Research Center for Migration is conducting a study and providing a final report that addresses the practices of Thai recruitment agencies. The study analyzes the structure and profile of Thai licensed recruitment agencies, their current practices in recruiting Thai migrants to work abroad, interaction with government officials and politicians, and the 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
Description: In this project, TRAFCORD, a nongovernmental coordination unit for anti-human trafficking operations in the Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand, is coordinating government and NGO activities to combat sexual abuse of children and human trafficking in the nine provinces of the upper northern region of Thailand and their associated Burmese and Lao border regions. TRAFCORD is providing 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 includes 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 are being developed for school children and local communities to raise awareness about human trafficking in Thailand.
Website: http://www.trafcord.org/

Country: Timor-Leste
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $295,400
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is increasing 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 is in the process of establishing a shelter and provide direct assistance to victims, such as assisting in return and reintegration activities. IOM is also providing training to frontline and senior law enforcement officers, shelter staff, and other service providers.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Timor Leste
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $215,000
Description: The project compliments the implementation of the Phase I HELP Project. While the Phase I HELP Project focuses on general awareness-raising activities, the Phase II HELP Project focuses on strengthening the capacity of local actors to enable them to better work together to prevent human trafficking and provide protection to victims.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Regional (Indonesia, Malaysia)
Implementer: International Catholic Migration Commission
Amount: $690,000
Description: The project is being implemented in partnership with Human Development Committee (HDC), Diocese of Kota Kinabalu. The primary objective of the project is to develop a replicable model of bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Malaysia at local level; and particularly between the local governments of Nunukan (E. Kalimantan, Indonesia) and Tawau (Sabah, Malaysia). The program is being implemented at district and municipality levels in four locations: in Nunukan in East Kalimantan and in Tawau, Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu, in Sabah. Nunukan and Tawau are the primary exit and entry points along the so-called eastern trafficking corridor to Malaysia. Through the FY 2009 grant, ICMC is continuing to curb trafficking and debt bondage of Indonesian women and girls by providing survivors with recovery, return, and reintegration services through temporary shelter, counselling, and life skills. ICMC is also continuing to facilitate and strengthen cross-border cooperation between Malysians and Indonesians, partnering with local NGOs to establish Service Centers for survivors of trafficking; conducting technical assistance and capacity building workshops to assist NGOs with shelter services; and conducting awareness raising activities and workshops on debt bondage.
Website: http://www.icmc.net/

Country: Regional (Thailand, Cambodia)
Implementer: Harvard School of Public Health
Amount: $165,000
Description: This research project builds on research that was completed in India this year. It focuses on collecting and analyzing health-related data from major source and destination areas within Cambodia and Thailand to build the base of empirical public health knowledge concerning sex trafficking health outcomes and primary prevention in Southeast Asia.
Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/

Country: Regional (Burma, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam)
Implementer: United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking
Amount: $245,000
Description: This funding is contributing to a larger United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) project of which this is Phase III. This phase focuses on standardized and functional monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment systems. The project also works to create regional standards and national operational guidelines and will strengthen weak points in the criminal justice process.
Website: http://www.no-trafficking.org/

Countries: Regional (Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam)
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $200,000
Description: IOM is working to strengthen policy development against trafficking through research on TIP among men in the fishing industry and other high-risk employment sectors. The project is also developing the capacity of government officials to address trafficking of men and strengthen interagency cooperation in these countries.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

EUROPE AND EURASIA (EUR) REGION – 10 Open Grants in 5 Countries ($3,162,600)

Country: Albania
Implementer: World Vision, Inc.
Amount: $450,000
Description: World Vision is supporting and strengthening the Government of Albania's fight against sex and labor trafficking of children by strengthening coordinative and procedural structures of the National Referral Mechanism and its stakeholders. This is being achieved through establishment of a Compendium of Care, which consolidates service providers and minimum standards and operating procedures for victim identification, reception, and assistance. The project is also increasing capacity of local, regional, and national actors to contribute to the NRM by expanding protection systems at community levels and coordinating NGO advocacy for reform and implementation of the National Action Plan on trafficking.
Website: http://www.worldvision.org/

Country: Armenia
Implementer: United Methodist Committee on Relief
Amount: $200,000
Description: The United Methodist Committee on Relief is working 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) improvement of identification and reintegration assistance for TIP victims; and 2) raise public awareness about TIP in Armenia.
Website: http://umcor.am/

Country: Armenia
Implementer: World Vision
Amount: $235,000
Description: World Vision is increasing the capacity of current and future Government of Armenia social workers to identify, refer, and assist victims of trafficking. It accomplishes this by introducing a course on trafficking and specialized victim assistance into the National Social Work Education Curriculum. Additionally, World Vision empowers community leaders to prevent human trafficking through increased education, information, and strengthened community support systems. World Vision is forming Community Guardian Groups (CGG) that transfer critical data to the national identification system and lead TIP awareness-raising activities among the general population. The first quarter project period activities were dedicated to ensuring efficient and timely start-up of the grant activities. The start-up workshop for this grant was held in June 2009.
Website: http://www.worldvision.org/

Country: Moldova
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $500,000
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) project is increasing transparency and decreasing impunity in trafficking cases by empowering stakeholders to contribute to the prevention of corruption in the fight against trafficking in Moldova in order to safeguard the rights of the victims. The objectives are to increase the quality of trafficking convictions and protection of the rights of victims; enhance the capacity of the media to investigate and report trafficking cases; increase the capacity of community police to investigate trafficking cases and identify and refer victims for assistance; and improve cooperation and information sharing between government, law enforcement, the media, and civil service through annual forums.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Moldova
Implementer: La Strada
Amount: $320,000
Description: The project is working to increase 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
Description: Winrock International is building the capacity of Transnistria NGOs by increasing economic opportunities, legal, and psychological assistance for victims of trafficking and those at risk. Winrock is also establishing Mobile Training Teams and strengthen victim identification, assistance, and referrals by health, education, and law enforcement professionals. Winrock is achieving this by conducting “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 is also creating Mobile Training Teams that are conducting monthly trainings and individual consultations in the remote rural areas of Transnistria. Finally, Winrock is providing targeted specialized trainings to health, educational, judicial, and law enforcement professionals to help identify victims and potential victims.
Website: http://www.winrock.org/

Country: Russia
Implementer: Fatima Women’s Crisis Center (2008-2010)
Amount: $225,000 (FY 2007)
Description: The goal of the project is to increase protection for victims of trafficking (VOT) and to increase cooperation among the governmental and non-governmental organizations. It involves the development of trafficking in persons (TIP) identification procedures; training of police personnel, migration services, and prosecutors on TIP identification and protection; training of social and medical services personnel; developing the existing victim assistance center and shelter; and creating and coordinating the TIP assistance and protection network.
Website: n/a

Country: Russia
Implementer: Winrock International
Amount: $324,000
Description: Winrock is implementing a two-year project to create a referral system for trafficking victims in the Russia Far East, building on the success of previous Winrock trafficking prevention programs that increased awareness of trafficking , engaged government officials in prevention activities, and led collaborative efforts across the NGO and public sectors in the RFE. Through the Russian Far East Referral Project, Winrock helps nurture relationships and strengthen cooperation between state agencies, law enforcement, service provision organizations, and civil society. Through the creation of a strong referral system, the government will ultimately be able to fulfill its obligation to defend and guarantee the rights of victims of trafficking. This project aims to implement a regional plan for trafficking prevention and victim protection through the creation of a referral system in the Far Eastern regions of Khabarovskiy krai and Amurskaya oblast. RFE Referral Project activities include trainings for law enforcement and other government officials; interactive discussions with NGOs and government officials in cities and towns outside the oblast/krai center; creation of Community Advisory Boards to facilitate an effective referral system; special courses on human trafficking issues for targeted educational institutions; and a final conference to share lessons learned. In addition, trainings for NGOs, law enforcement, local government bodies and other service providers will be provided in each region to help these groups effectively utilize referral systems and provide appropriate and effective victim-sensitive responses to trafficking.
Website: http://www.winrock.org/

Country: Ukraine
Implementer: International Organization for Migration - American Bar Association
Amount: $307,600
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/

Country: Ukraine
Implementer: Women’s Perspective
Amount: $250,000
Description: The project is developing mechanisms of cooperation between Regional Police Department on Counteracting Human Trafficking, self-government, and police in rural areas. They aim to improve the identification of victims of trafficking in the rural areas and investigation and prosecution human trafficking cases in rural areas. Mechanisms had been developed and tested in Lviv region and then were disseminated to other regions of Ukraine.
Website: n/a

NEAR EASTERN (NEA) REGION – 14 Open Grants in 7 Countries + 1 Regional Project ($4,758,050)

Country: Algeria
Implementer: Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli
Amount: $62,000
Description: The project supports the efforts of a local non-governmental organization (NGO) to conduct outreach activities and provide services to the vulnerable female migrant population in Algeria. The activities will focus on raising awareness of human trafficking, trafficking victim identification, and direct assistance to victims, which includes 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
Description: The funds support a U.S. prosecutor who will conduct training of judicial officials on trafficking in persons’ 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: Bahrain
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $200,000
Description: Under an ongoing project for ‘Capacity Building and Awareness Raising on Counter Trafficking in the Kingdom of Bahrain’, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has conducted training on interviewing and investigative techniques for law enforcement officials. Under this project, IOM also carried out training for Arabic media and training on Shelter Management, which includes the provision of psychosocial assistance to trafficking victims. In cooperation with the Royal Police Academy, IOM also organized a Bahrain Anti-Human Trafficking Law workshop.
Website: http:www.iom.org

Country: Egypt
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services
Amount: $430,000
Description: This Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Project focuses on preventing the trafficking of young girls in at-risk communities in Alexandria, Egypt. CRS is in the process of creating a shelter for victims of trafficked girls as well conducting specific activities that raise public awareness of the dangers of trafficking in these communities. The organization is also conducting trainings for government officials, local law enforcement, and non-governmental organizations on trafficking.
Website: http://crs.org/

Country: Egypt
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $200,000
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, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is developing 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 aims to update the handbook, to reflect any legislative amendment or following enactment of new legislation. IOM plans on disseminating 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, upon its completion, the handbook will also be shared 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: The Protection Project at the Johns Hopkins University
Amount: $400,000
Description: The Protection Project is developing an anti-trafficking national network; building the capacity of civil society organizations to provide assistance and protection to TIP victims; supporting the establishment and operation of a shelter for victims of labor trafficking; and enhancing access to justice for victims through the establishment of a legal aid clinic specializing in the provision of legal assistance to TIP victims, as well as incorporating TIP into the University of Alexandria’s law school curriculum.
Website: http://www.protectionproject.org/

Country: Egypt
Implementer: International Research and Exchanges Board
Amount: $300,000
Description: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) is providing 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 is increasing 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 is helping identify and strengthen the capacity of the NGO sector in Cairo to address anti-trafficking issues and improve collaboration among programs. In addition, IREX is developing a matrix of relevant NGOs throughout Egypt, identifying civil society organizations (CSO) with capacity and interest in anti-trafficking issues. IREX is then planning on training these organizations through extensive workshops. In doing so, IREX is increasing 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
Description: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights 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 is improving systems for identifying, documenting and tracking human trafficking in Iraq; fostering legislative reform by providing technical assistance to lawmakers to amend existing legislation that governs human trafficking and labor exploitation; and launching a public awareness campaign throughout Iraq to prevent trafficking.
Website: http://www.heartlandalliance.org/

Country: Iraq
Implementer: The Protection Project
Amount: $300,000
Description: The Protection Project (TPP) at Johns Hopkins University aims 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 is assisting government officials and members of the Iraqi Parliament in drafting comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation. TPP is also using these funds to continue to provide 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: Jordan
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA)
Amount: $475,000
Description: The ABA will partner with the Jordanian Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Labor and other stakeholders to enhance Jordan’s capacity to address and prevent trafficking in persons developing a specialized group of legal professionals and officers able to effectively identify and prosecute TIP cases; enhancing the capacity of local organizations to provide services to TIP victims, including legal representation; and increasing public awareness of TIP in Jordan.
Website: http://www.abanet.org/

Country: Lebanon
Implementer: International Catholic Migration Commission–Caritas
Amount: $420,000
Description: Through this project, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) plans to continue its current “Safe House” project providing and provide an increased number of protection and assistance to victims of trafficking. The “Safe House” provides victims of trafficking with access medical and legal assistance, food, clothing, counseling, and life skills training. ICMC is also building the capacity of law enforcement personnel, and contributing to an improved and more protective policy environment through training, exchange visits, and shared learning from international experts. ICMC is conducting awareness sessions, distributing information about trafficking in persons, and improving information sharing and coordination efforts with other entities engaged in counter-trafficking activities.
Website: http://www.icmc.net/

Country: Lebanon
Implementer: Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center
Amount: $378,000
Description: The project entitled “Improving Living Conditions for Victims of Trafficking in Lebanon” aims to ensure protection and assistance to victims of trafficking inside the General Security Retention Center for Foreign Persons. This project identifies and serves victims of trafficking by improving the conditions and experience in the Retention Center through enhanced facilities, increased ability of the Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center (CLMC) to provide services within the Retention Center, and the application of more humane models of serving VOTs from countries with greater experience and best practices. Furthermore, those identified are accommodated in a CLMC-run Safe House.
Website: http://www.caritas.org.lb/en/homepage.html

Country: Syria
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $250,000
Description: The project entitled “Capacity Building on Identifying and Assessing Human Trafficking and Providing Protection to Victims of Trafficking in Syria” aims to increase the capacity of the Syrian authorities to identify and assess human trafficking, to identify victims of trafficking and provide protection. In addition, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing an awareness raising campaign on human trafficking among Syrian decision-makers and law enforcement agents/officials. The campaign consists of three major components: 1) Training courses designed for the law enforcement and border officials or any newly established counter-trafficking specialized units, 2) police academy CT curriculum development, and 3) an effective information campaign among the key decision-makers and law enforcement.
Website: http://www.iom.int

Country: Syria
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $162,050
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is assisting the Syrian government in developing comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation in order to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement officials to protect and assist victims of trafficking and prosecute traffickers. The new legislation will criminalize trafficking in persons.
Website: http://www.iom.int

Country: Regional
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $570,000
Description: The Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights is protecting Iraqi victims of sex trafficking by training and linking law enforcement, human rights’ organizations, and women’s organizations into a protection network throughout Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. The Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights is conducting 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 (SCA) REGION – 29 Open Grants in 7 Countries ($9,407,268)

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Hagar USA, Inc.
Amount: $350,000
Description: Hagar USA, Inc. (Hagar) is providing training and capacity building to key staff within selected local NGOs in Afghanistan to improve the care and management of trafficking victims. In partnership with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Hagar is also developing an advocacy council comprised of NGO leadership and government representatives in an effort to develop minimum standards of care for TIP victims throughout Afghanistan.
Website: http://www.hagar.af/

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Women for Afghan Women
Amount: $350,000
Description: Women for Afghan Women is expanding and enhancing their existing Family Guidance Center in Kabul by developing comprehensive services for trafficked women and girls, including shelter care, counseling, education and literacy, access to medical care, legal representation, and vocational training.
Website: www.womenforafghanwomen.org/

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Afghan Women Skills Development Center
Amount: $200,000
Description: The Afghan Women Skills Development Center (AWSDC) is addressing trafficking of women and girls through awareness raising and action research activities throughout 14 districts in the Faryab province. AWSDC is forming 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 is also conducting 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
Description: International Organization for Migration (IOM) is protecting 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 is working to mobilize community members, government officials, religious leaders, and social workers to join efforts to combat this crime through roundtable discussions. The focus is on building capacity of local media and supporting the production of counter-trafficking media spots for nationwide broadcasting. IOM is also organizing 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
Description: The project’s goal is to provide direct protection to women at risk for trafficking and assistance to female trafficking victims. Voice of Afghan Women 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 include: housing, counseling, medical care, vocational training, and legal assistance. Voice of Afghan Women is establishing a Coordination and Cooperation Committee (CCC) that will be responsible for facilitating communication and coordination between the shelter, authorities, and other relevant stakeholders. Voice of Afghan Women is also providing 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: Relief International
Amount: $400,000
Description: Relief International (RI) is working to enhance the capacity of the local community in the Jamalpur District of Bangladesh to protect its most vulnerable members through the creation of anti-trafficking community committees and training of the media in order to reduce the number of individuals trafficked from this major source district to urban areas. RI is also providing TIP victims with direct assistance, including shelter, medical care, legal support and vocational training.
Website: http://ri.org/country.php?cid=3

Country: Bangladesh
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $198,000
Description: The project aims to contribute to the reduction of human trafficking in Bangladesh. The project primarily focuses 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 is mainly reaching the staff on the ground to strengthen their ability to properly document trafficking cases leading ultimately to the prosecution of the traffickers.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Bangladesh
Implementer: DOJ/OPDAT
Amount: $250,000
Description: This project is a follow-on project to a prior OPDAT program in Bangladesh to develop and improve the abilities of Bangladeshi prosecutors to pursue trafficking in persons (TIP) crimes. The program aims to expand and strengthen enforcement of Bangladesh’s anti-TIP laws against persons engaged in human trafficking, by improving the capacity of Bangladesh’s prosecutors and judges to develop, handle and justly resolve such cases. The Project consists of two main components: (1) follow-on training for prosecutors, with emphasis on developing indigenous, self-sustaining training capacity, and (2) TIP training for judges on both the District Court and Special Tribunals, again with the ultimate goal of developing self-sustaining training capacity.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: India
Implementer: Anti-Slavery International
Amount: $440,000
Description: Anti-Slavery International is continuing 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: Contact Base
Amount: $275,000
Description: Contact Base is addressing the root causes of child labor at the village level through education and capacity building throughout targeted districts in the sources areas of West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand. Contact Base is utilizing a multi-pronged approach which combines the use of interactive street theatre and folk media with the development of village committees, capacity building workshops and data collection and management to facilitate safe migration.
Website: n/a

Country: India
Implementer: International Justice Mission
Amount: $500,000
Description: IJM is building 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: Shakti Vahini
Amount: $300,000
Description: Shakti Vahini is addressing labor trafficking in the National Capital Region of India through the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficking victims; training of government officials; and the development of investigation and intervention centers at targeted railway stations and bus stands.
Website: http://www.shaktivahini.org/

Country: India
Implementer: BBC World Service Trust
Amount: $450,600
Description: The project builds 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 is developing and broadcasting weekly radio programs in Hindi on All India Radio (AIR) stations across Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. As part of its social mobilization strategy, the project is also developing listeners’ groups and train community based reporters. These groups are coordinating with different agencies and stakeholders to make their communities more aware of the situations that lead to bonded labor. BBC World Service Trust is also adapting the radio programs into a communication toolkit for community awareness activities by NGOs and measuring 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
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 is being 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 include designing and implementing programs to assist child victims of trafficking and conducting field studies on trafficking. ChildFund is also disseminating 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
Description Phase 1: This International Justice Mission (IJM) project will allow for the expansion of an existing activity which has demonstrated promise. The program focuses on expanding trafficking in persons casework assistance, legal and investigation training, and building collaborations between police, judiciary and district governments. The project is building local capacity for addressing forced labor through increased prosecution and expanded protection and care of victims. IJM is developing 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 is also conducting trainings for government officials and advocate to local government for rescued TIP victims.
Website: http://www.ijm.org/ourwork/southasia

Country: India
Implementer: Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre
Amount: $233,334
Description: Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre is supporting 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 is increasing 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 is also working to 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: India
Implementer: Apne Aap Women Worldwide
Amount: $350,000
Description: The project is a continuation and expansion of an anti-trafficking program, previously supported by G/TIP, through which over 1300 women and children were provided legal, educational, economic and psychological support in the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Maharashtra and Delhi. Apne Aap Women Worldwide (“Apne Aap”) has organized five community-based centers that support 22 anti-trafficking self-help groups of women and girls in red-light districts and highly impoverished and vulnerable areas within the four states to serve trafficking victims and women and girls at risk for trafficking. They have done so by organizing orientation meetings and identifying and training 61 mentors and community volunteers. Apne Aap will build upon this foundation by providing specialized training, mentoring and education needed to enable the women accessing services to eventually take over the operation and management of the groups, thereby creating sustainable structures within these states to support trafficking victims and women and girls at risk for sex trafficking.
Website: http://www.apneaap.org/

Country: India
Implementer: Bachpan Bachao Andolan
Amount: $200,000
Description: The project aims to address the problem of trafficking for forced labor through an integrative strategy of prevention, protection, provisions of victim sensitive care, and prosecution. The project involves the identification, rescue, repatriation, and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking for forced labor in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Delhi. Specifically, it includes widespread advocacy and awareness building on trafficking of children through the campaign on wheels “Mukti Caravan”, which is a performing troupe of former and rehabilitated child laborers trained in street theatre. BBA takes the awareness of the hazards of trafficking and the laws and procedures to combat trafficking directly to the masses while sharing their experiences. Additionally, it is facilitating the formation of the Peoples’ Vigilance Committees (PVC) in five trafficking prone districts in source areas. The project also fosters capacity building of grassroots organization in the trafficking prone (source) areas.
Website: http://www.bba.org.in

Country: India
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services
Amount: $299,100
Description: CRS is supporting prevention efforts in 100 villages in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand through the establishment of community based tracking programs supported by law enforcement. With mentoring from leading national organizations in anti-trafficking, CRS has built four shelter homes that meet the Minimum Standards of Institutional Care and Support. CRS has also built two centers that provide quality care to returning victims. Throughout India, CRS is also advocating for the adoption of Minimum Standards by all shelter homes in trafficking destination areas, the effective utilization of Government anti-trafficking resources, and the enforcement of existing laws.
Website: http://crs.org/

Country: Kyrgyzstan
Implementer: American Bar Association
Amount: $300,000
Description: The American Bar Association is strengthening 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
Description: 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 as well as improve coordination between NGO’s, law enforcement and other key agencies in order to assist in stronger relationships among all stakeholders. In particular, 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
Description: The American Bar Association (ABA) is currently conducting a 24-month program to enhance the investigation and prosecution of trafficking in Nepal through a program that will build the capacity of the Nepal Police Force/Women and Children Service Center (WCSC or Women’s Police Cell) to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases; to enhance the Nepal National Human Right’s Commission ability to investigate, monitor, and report on trafficking cases; to conduct direct, targeted outreach programs to potential trafficking victims; and to identify new evidentiary sources for prosecuting traffickers.
Website: http://www.abanet.org/

Country: Nepal
Implementer: Friends of Maiti Nepal
Amount: $500,000
Description: Friends of Maiti Nepal is implementing and enhancing comprehensive services through a strategically located Safe Migration Center at the Nepali-Indian border. In order to enhance anti-trafficking monitoring and evaluation capacities and promote action-oriented research, Friends of Maiti Nepal is also developing improved information processes and systems.
Website: www.maitinepal.org/

Country: Nepal
Implementer: The Asia Foundation
Amount: $207,500
Description: This project builds upon current efforts funded by G/TIP in Nepal. The Asia Foundation (TAF) aims to increase and strengthen victim and witness testimony in trafficking prosecutions, and to enhance the capacity of police and public prosecutors to conduct effective prosecutions in Nepal. TAF is accomplishing this through supporting a radio program to raise community awareness in rural areas on the TIP Act; developing a computerized system to enhance police case monitoring and tracking; and providing a combination of legal aid and psychosocial support services to victims of trafficking and witnesses in six high-risk districts. TAF is collaborating with the Legal Aid and Consultancy Center (LACC), Kathmandu School of Law (KSL), and the Forum for the Protection and People’s Rights Nepal (PPR) to implement these activities. TAF’s goal is to increase the number of incidences of trafficking reported to the police; improve coordination and information sharing among police prosecutors resulting in more effective prosecution and conviction of traffickers; and to increase the number of victims and witness that testify against traffickers. Between July 01, 2009 and September 01, 2009, the KSL and the LACC began a broadcasting a radio program on trafficking issues and began discusses with the Inspector General of Police regarding the computerized monitoring and trafficking system. PPR also conducted the refresher training and training of trainers course for layers and public prosecutors on psychosocial support for victims and witnesses.
Website: http://asiafoundation.org/

Country: Nepal
Implementer: Pourakhi
Amount: $100,000
Description: Through this project, Pourakhi aims to increase awareness about safe migration and provide additional services for victims of trafficking, particularly migrant women who have been trafficked for sex or forced labor. On Sunday evenings, Pourakhi broadcasts a weekly radio programs on the National Government Radio to raise awareness regarding safe migration. Pourakhi also provides victims of trafficking with emergency services, psychosocial support, legal aid, and re-integration assistance. In collaboration with World Education, Pourakhi is providing basic pre-departure orientations for women who are planning on migration. Pourakhi is also working to develop a skill and employment training program for returning migrants. In collaboration with the Nepal Institute of Development Studies (NIDS), Pourakhi is collecting data on trafficking cases. The information will be analyzed and included in a report, which will be disseminated at the end of the project period.
Website: http://pourakhi.org

Country: Nepal
Implementer: The Asia Foundation
Amount: $235,000
Description: Through this project, The Asia Foundation (TAF) aims to strengthen prosecutions and increase convictions of traffickers in Nepal through improved and better-integrated protection measures for victims and witnesses. TAF is building upon its experience and institutional capabilities in combating trafficking in Nepal as well as its strong relationships with leading Nepali non-governmental organization (NGO) partners. The project is increasing awareness of the new law and how to apply; building a protective network of law enforcement officials and foreign services officers; and ensuring the provision of high quality legal and psychosocial support for victims and witnesses. As of September 30, 2009, TAF in cooperation with the Legal Aid Consultancy Center has produced and broadcasted ten public service announcements focusing on increasing public awareness of the Human Trafficking and Transportation Control Act. In collaboration with the Center for Legal Resource and Development (CeLRRd) and the Forum for the Protection of People’s Rights in Nepal (PPR), TAF has conducted community orientation meetings on the act and the role and responsibilities of local leaders related to victim and witness protection. As of September 30, 2009, 916 influential community leaders have participated. The CeLRRd has also conducted sox three-day trainings for 148 law enforcement officials in Morang, Banke, Makawanpur, Chitwan, Kailali, and Kathmandu. TAF has also held two one-day workshops with Foreign Service Officials.
Website: http://asiafoundation.org/

Country: Pakistan
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $450,000
Description: The International Organization for Migration is developing 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: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $300,000
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is continuing to support the Government of Sri Lanka to improve their capacity to identify and prosecute cases of human trafficking by improving the capacity of law enforcement and NGOs to identify victims of trafficking; developing a national strategy to combat human trafficking; and strengthening government shelters to better assist TIP victims.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Sri Lanka
Implementer: The International Labour Organization
Amount: $500,000
Description: This project addresses the need to reinforce protection measures relating to the migration of domestic workers. The project is building capacity by training police, immigration officials as well as key representatives in the Ministry of Justice and the judiciary. Training components address enforcing the existing law throughout all stages of identification, investigation, and prosecution of fraudulent recruiters and traffickers. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is also providing trainings in identification, prevention and investigation of trafficking cases through training workshops
Website: http://www.ilo.org/

WESTERN HEMISPHERE (WHA) REGION – 42 Open Grants in 15 Countries + 3 Regionals ($11,131,710)


Country: Argentina
Implementer: Maria de los Angeles Foundation
Amount: $62,000
Description: The Maria de los Angeles Foundation is implementing and training special police units to investigate TIP cases in selected provinces in a series of workshops throughout the year. Training focuses 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 is conducting 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
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 are directing 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 develop specific investigative protocols, which emphasize the planning and coordination of the different activities that investigations require among all those involved.
Website: http://www.unidosjusticia.org.ar/

Country: Belize
Implementer: Department of Justice/ Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and
Training
Amount: $61,000
Description: The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is working to improve the capacity of the criminal justice system in Belize. Using attorneys with expertise in human trafficking investigation, prosecution and victim protection, this project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of the governments in the target countries to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate TIP cases. DOJ/OPDAT is using case consultation, training, and a promising practices handbook to assist prosecutors to improve their handling of trafficking cases.
Website: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/opdat/

Country: Belize
Implementer: Government of Belize/Ministry of Human Development
Amount: $80,750
Description: This projects aims to build the capacity of the Ministry of Human Development’s TIP assistance program, with a focus on victim rehabilitation, shelter, training, and prevention. The Government of Belize/Ministry of Human Development is working to improve victim care, expand shelter capacity, support public awareness campaigns, assist with victim rehabilitation and reintegration programs, and increase the capacity of the government and NGOs to fight TIP.
Website: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/opdat/

Country: Bolivia
Implementer: Embassy La Paz (NAS)
Amount: $396,760
Description:
Website: n/a

Country: Bolivia
Implementer: Madres Adoratrices
Amount: $125,000
Description: With G/TIP’s support ($125,000), in Bolivia women religious of the Madres Adoratrices have rescued child and teenage victims of trafficking from bars and brothels and are providing them with shelter, medical, and psychological assistance, as well as education and technical training.
o To date, nearly 50 girls have obtained technical professional certificates endorsed by the Ministry of Education in dressmaking, baking and cooking, hairdressing and beauty, and hand and machine knitting.
o Over 100 girls have enrolled in these classes to pursue certificates, and many girls are being trained on general knowledge of computer use.
o Approximately 20% of the girls served have transitioned into employment.
o The Madres Adoratrices are also looking for a small house near the shelter to develop into a transitional home for victims who are ready to leave the shelter, who have completed their education and training, but do not yet have employment.
Website: n/a

Country: Brazil
Implementer: ECPAT-USA
Amount: $500,000
Description: ECPAT-USA is partnering with a local NGO to seek to reduce the number of children being trafficked for sexual exploitation for the purposes of sexual tourism through a variety of training and awareness raising activities with the travel industry, law enforcement agents and other local authorities and civil society actors.
Website: www.ecpatusa.org

Country: Brazil
Implementer: International Labour Organization
Amount: $450,000
Description: International Labour Organization (ILO) is working to enhance the national response to domestic and international trafficking by supporting the GOB’s implementation of the National Plan against Trafficking in Persons. Specific attention is being given to developing preventative methodologies, enhancing knowledge of relevant authorities, raising social awareness regarding TIP, and promoting increased conformity of Brazilian legislation to international standards for combating TIP.
Website: www.ilo.org/

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

Country: Costa Rica
Implementer: Rahab Foundation
Amount: $100,000
Description: The Rahab Foundation is providing social services to women and adolescent victims of domestic and international sex trafficking, improving local support networks with government and non-governmental institutions combating trafficking, and educating vulnerable populations about their human rights in the hopes of preventing them from becoming victimized.
Website: www.fundacionrahabcr.org/

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity
Amount: $400,000
Description: The American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center) is engaging the Dominican labor movement to prevent labor trafficking of Haitian migrant workers and Dominican nationals within and outside of the Dominican Republic through worker education and training on identification of TIP victims, as well as increasing local advocacy to promote effective responses to TIP for labor exploitation.
Website: http://www.solidaritycenter.org/

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $315,000
Description: International Organization for Migration (IOM) is seeking 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 focus on investigation and prosecution techniques, implementing existing legislation, and strategies for victim identification and protection. Finally, IOM is helping to establish a shelter and providing technical assistance in shelter management and service delivery to TIP victims.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $62,000
Description: This project contributes 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 also helps to create 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 provides an opportunity for monitoring the functioning of these information mechanisms and reception of complaints.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: FINJUS
Amount: $150,000
Description: The project aims to improve the effectiveness of the judicial system’s response to trafficking in persons and the assistance extended to victims by strengthening the participation of civil society, specifically by working to strengthen civil society, the monitoring of public policies related to alien smuggling and trafficking in persons, and the efficiency of the justice system. It also facilitates improved assistance programs for trafficking victims, both from the state and from civil society.
Website: http://www.finjus.org.do/

Country: Ecuador
Implementer: Government of Ecuador—Centro de Operaciones Anti-Contrabado and Direccion Nacional de Policia Especializada para Ninos Ninas y Adolescentes
Amount: $90,000
Description: This project aims to equip the designated lead trafficking in persons agency, Direccion Nacional de Policia Especializada para Ninos Ninas y Adolescentes (DINAPEN), to perform its duties more effectively and to integrate intelligence and information activities with those of the United States Government vetted intelligence unit, Centro de Operaciones Anti-Contrabado (COAC). The majority of the project costs are for equipment and field travel, to enable more effective investigations and enforcement.
Website: n/a

Country: Ecuador
Implementer: National Police (Centro de Operaciones Anti-Contrabado (COAC) and Direccion Nacional de Policia Especializada para Ninos Ninas y Adolescentes (DINAPEN)), via post
Amount: $60,000
Description: This project is equipping the designated lead TIP agency, DINAPEN, to perform its duties more effectively and integrating intelligence and information activities with those of the USG vetted intelligence unit (COAC), as appropriate. The majority of the project costs are for equipment and field travel, to enable more effective investigations and enforcement.
Website: n/a

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: La Asociación Nuestros Ahijados
Amount: $240,000
Description: La Asociación Nuestros Ahijados’ Institute for Trafficked, Exploited, & Missing Persons (ITEMP) is actively rescuing victims of trafficking, providing long-term rehabilitative services to victims, and increasing public awareness and prevention of trafficking in persons in Guatemala.
Website: http://www.ana.org.gt/

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: Covenant House
Amount: $515,000
Description: Covenant House is protecting victims of trafficking through a care center operated 24 hours a day that provides education, counseling, medical, and social reintegration support. The project also seeks to modify national laws related to TIP. The project focuses 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
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 is achieving this through providing technical assistance in the areas of victim identification, service provision, coalition building, and government collaboration.
Website: http://www.freedomhouse.org/

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes
Amount: $324,000
Description: End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) Guatemala aims to combat commercial sexual exploitation of children. This organization works on research, prevention, training, advocacy, lobbying, and monitoring toward that goal. This project is phase II of the current US State Department cooperation for ECPAT Guatemala. It is conceived of from a human rights approach aimed at strengthening the capacity of rights holders to defend their rights and of duty bearers to comply with their obligations. The target population is children and adolescents, with special emphasis on gender issues. Four components were developed in coordination will include the following activities: 1) Social communication for awareness raising and the prevention of trafficking, 2) Integral attention and interinstitutional coordination in border areas. 3) Development of institutional capacities for law enforcement, and 4) Institutionalization of the public policy and strategic plan against trafficking in persons 2007-2017.
Website: http://www.ecpat.net/EI/Regionals_americas.asp

Country: Guyana
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services
Amount: $200,000
Description: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is identifying 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 is being 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 is also implementing a pilot project to assist youth with work and basic living skills.
Website: http://www.crs.org/

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $81,295
Description: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights is providing trained child protection personnel to be positioned at principal land, sea and air borders of Haiti to assist the Haitian Child Protection Brigade to identify children who are at risk of becoming child trafficking victims. These professionals are improving the safety of children by enhancing the capacity of the Child Protection Brigade to safely and appropriately deal with the unaccompanied children they identify and stop at border posts. The child protection staff is also providing guidance on child interviewing, assessing needs, referral services and transport to interim placements in Haiti. Heartland Alliance is responsible for the short-term monitoring of these placements and is coordinating with UNICEF and other actors to trace and reunite unaccompanied children with surviving relatives, whenever possible.
Website: http://www.heartlandalliance.org/

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Jurimedia
Amount: $490,000
Description: Jurimedia is contributing to improving the national response to child trafficking in Haiti by raising awareness on child domestic labor and child rights to protection, advocating for a national time-bound strategy to end the worst forms of child labor, supporting key governmental agencies to improve their child protection services, and empowering domestic servants or at-risk children so that they can avoid or escape from exploitation.
Website: www.jurimedia.com/

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Anti-Slavery International
Amount: $200,000
Description: Anti-Slavery International is addressing 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 are leading to the improved service provider and law enforcement responses to victims through increasing both groups’ skills and knowledge of TIP. Anti-Slavery International is also conducting 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
Description: International Organization for Migration (IOM) is combating 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 is completing national research to develop a comprehensive view of trafficking issues in Haiti. Additionally, the project is establishing a network of local NGOs; providing training and skill-building to key partners; and promoting the 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
Description: Cooperative Housing Foundation International (CHF) is working 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 also repatriates 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: Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.
Amount: $480,000
Description: The Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is working to reduce the trafficking of persons to northern Mexico and the U.S. by building the capacity of several Mexican NGOs operating along the Mexico-Texas border to identify trafficking victims and assist victims in accessing the resources and services necessary to rebuild their lives.
Website: www.trla.org/

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Alternatives Pacificas
Amount: $50,000
Description: Alternatives Pacificas (ALPAZ) is expanding its ongoing efforts on the prevention of human trafficking in Nuevo Leon with a targeted public awareness campaign that includes 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: Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition
Amount: $200,000
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, is promoting victim identification and victim services in Baja California and Sonora. BSCC is providing 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 also provides 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: Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Amount: $200,000
Description: Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is working to 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, and provision of task-force building efforts, and increased public awareness. Through collaborative training and mentoring programs, each sub-grantee is building their own internal capacity to serve victims and participate in a national coalition, but also developing and leading a regional coalition to more intensively combat trafficking in their region.
Website: http://www.castla.org/

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Center for Studies and Research in Social Development and Assistance
Amount: $518,780
Description: The Center for Studies and Research in Social Development and Assistance (CEIDAS) is building 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 involves 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: Casa del Migrante
Amount: $130,000
Description: Through this project, Casa del Migrante has continued to expand its existing services for migrants passing through Tapachula, Chiapas on the Mexico/Guatemala border to trafficking victims. Casa del Migrante has designated a separate area in its existing shelter for trafficking victims, create a victims’ hotline, provide safe lodging, medical and psychological assistance and repatriation/reunification services or work with the victim to regularize their status in Mexico.
Website: http://www.casadelmigrante.com/

Country: Mexico
Implementer: The Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $985,955
Description: The Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (DOJ/OPDAT) is supporting a DOJ Resident Legal Advisor in Mexico City for 12 months to conduct TIP training of law enforcement and prosecutors. The FY 2009 funds are being used to support the continuation of the Resident Legal Advisor for six months to help reconstruct the anti-trafficking unit within the Attorney General’s Office, provide training and capacity building to investigate and prosecute TIP cases, and increase victim assistance and protection.
Website: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/opdat/

Country: Nicaragua
Implementer: Chinandega Women's Association
Amount: $228,000
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. This project focuses on providing protection to victims of sexual commercial exploitation and trafficking in persons. The integral and interdisciplinary approach works to 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 are being developed and launched. Implementation activities are also being 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: Nicaragua
Implementer: Casa Alianza
Amount: $280,000
Description: Casa Alianza is providing shelter, medical and psychological assistance to children and teen victims of trafficking. Through this grant, Casa Alianza has also begun to provide legal assistance to the victims by working with the District Attorney’s Offices to follow cases through the judicial system. Casa Alianza is also developing workshops and seminars to sensitize families to the risks of trafficking.
Website: www.casa-alianza.org.uk/

Country: Nicaragua
Implementer: The Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $84,170
Description: This project is providing technical assistance to increase the capacity of Nicaragua’s criminal justice system. It will strengthen the institutional capacity to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate cases. One component will consist of a series of workshops in which U.S. experts assist their Nicaraguan counterparts create an Operations and Tactics Handbook, describing the best practices for investigators, prosecutors, border officials, and service providers. This handbook will then become the core document with which to conduct further trainings. The Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT) will also assist the Nicaragua Prosecutor’s Office to establish victim/witness services, and will organize a conference for officials from Nicaragua and its bordering countries to discuss improving cooperation and coordination in transnational trafficking in persons (TIP) cases.
Website: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/opdat/

Country: Peru
Implementer: Capital Humano y Social Alternativo
Amount: $190,000
Description: Capital Humano y Social Alternativo (CHS) is strengthening the operative capacity of the Peruvian National Police (PNP) to increase the number of trafficking prosecutions through expansion of the PNP System of Registry and Statistics for Human Trafficking and Related Crimes (RETA) to the four regions of the country lacking the system. CHS is responsible for monitoring and reinforcing the development of the RETA system in all regions. At the end of the project period, RETA system will be operational in all 25 regions of Peru.
Website: www.chs-peru.com/

Country: Peru
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Amount: $500,000
Description: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is strengthening social protection networks for the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation by mobilizing public opinion in the community and among public sector authorities, supporting judicial institutions responsible for protecting victims and punishing perpetrations, providing comprehensive services to victims, and promoting opportunities for vocational training and income-generating activities to encourage sustainable reintegration of victims in their communities.
Website: http://crs.org/peru/

Country: Suriname
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $110,000
Description: This project will provide technical assistance to increase the capacity of Suriname’s justice system. It will strengthen the institutional capacity to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate cases. Specifically, OPDAT will develop a program to sensitize Surinamese prosecutors to the issue of trafficking, and assist with the development of a best practices handbook. OPDAT will also begin a multi-phase program to promote bilateral inter-governmental cooperation, which will involve multiple digital videoconferences and a bilateral visit to one of the source countries. This project will also support the development of a public awareness program.
Website: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/opdat/

Country: Suriname
Implementer: United States Embassy Paramaribo
Amount: $61,000
Description: Through this project the United States Embassy in Paramaribo is working to improve victim protection in Suriname. Victim protection is sorely lacking in Suriname, and has been identified by past TIP Reports as an area requiring improvement. Working with the Government of Suriname’s TIP Working Group and local NGOs, the Embassy is supporting the development of a safe place for TIP victims in one or more existing social service facilities. Victim protection includes a number of services to be provided by the TIP Foundation, such as 24-hour victim hotline, medical care, and psychological counseling, and legal assistance.
Website: http://suriname.usembassy.gov/

Country: Regional (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Peru)
Implementer: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Latin America and the Caribbean
Amount: $300,000
Description: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Latin America and the Caribbean (CATW-LAC) is working 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 involves the implementation of activities designed to serve as a model to combat the demand for prostitution among young men, including awareness-raising campaigns about the consequences of the demand for prostitution in each country. CATW-LAC is also conducting 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.castla.org/

Country: Regional (Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay)
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $280,000
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is contributing 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 also provides medical, psychological, legal, and job training assistance to victims of trafficking in persons in the TBA.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Country: Regional
Implementer: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Latin America and the Caribbean
Amount: $324,000
Description: CATW has coordinated a regional training conference for their Latin American and Caribbean national directors and partner organizations focusing on the use and interpretation of international instruments related to trafficking and the development of best practices. CATW-International is currently working on providing follow-on technical assistance to the national directors and their partners working on TIP in the region.
Website: http://www.catwlac.org/


GLOBAL PROJECTS – 12 Open Grants ($3,461,763)


Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity
Amount: $443,225
Description: The American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS) is conducting a cross-regional anti-trafficking program to combat the trafficking of Indian and Sri Lankan migrant workers to Bahrain and Qatar. This project aims to strengthen the cooperation and coordination between key stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and trade unions in South Asian countries of origin (India and Sri Lanka) and Gulf countries of destination (Bahrain and Qatar) to combat TIP. ACILS plans on building the capacity of trade unions, NGOs, community organizations, and government officials to 1) increase awareness of the danger signs of TIP and ways to reduce the vulnerability of high risk groups, 2) provide protective services to victims of trafficking (VOTs) and increase coordination among service providers, diplomatic missions, and law enforcement officials; 3) document TIP, provide legal services to VOTs, and expand access to justice.
Website: http://www.solidaritycenter.org/

Implementer: International Organization for Migration – Global Victim Database
Amount: $340,000
Description: This is an extension of a previous grant award. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has developed and is now managing the global human trafficking database, which is the largest single repository of primary, single case data on assisted trafficked persons. This project builds 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 is ensuring 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/

Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $330,000
Description: Working with leading global experts on health and human trafficking, International Organization for Migration (IOM) is compiling a new global tool entitled, Caring for Trafficked Persons – Guidance for Health Providers, that will contribute to improved understanding of the health related aspects of trafficking, the establishment of better health services, and improved access to care for trafficked populations. This 12 month project is supporting translation of the guide into two additional languages as well as field-testing and targeted training in three regions in order to build the capacity of health providers to deliver appropriate health care to trafficked persons.
Website: http://www.iom.int/

Countries: Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand
Implementer: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific
Amount: $500,000
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 is using 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 is working with three survivor groups on peer counseling to develop self-sufficiency and promote successful reintegration and empowerment. CATW-AP is also training individuals to use software for documentation of sex trafficking and prostitution.
Website: http://www.catw-ap.org/

Implementer: International Organization for Migration–Training and Awareness on Counter-Trafficking for Peacekeepers
Amount: $178,500
Description: A joint International Organization for Migration (IOM)/Training and Awareness on Counter-Trafficking for Peacekeepers (TACTIK) project is forming a multidisciplinary working group to develop training modules and materials for international peacekeepers. IOM-TACTIK provides 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/

Implementer: Nedan Foundation
Amount: $291,000
Description: The Nedan Foundation is building 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 is developing 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. The Nedan Foundation is accomplishing this by providing consultation workshops focusing on cross-border trafficking and discrimination against victims of trafficking. Draft protocols are being tested and implemented within all participating countries. Nedan Foundation is hosting 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/

Implementer: Urban Institute
Amount: $200,000
Description: Urban Institute is assessing 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/

Implementer: Westat, Inc. (2009-2010)
Amount: $200,000 (FY 2008)
Description: Westat is assessing 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/

Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $28,238
Description: This eighth month project allows 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. 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/

Implementer: Harvard University School of Public Health
Amount: $200,000
Description: The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is undertaking a study across five global regions (South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southeastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa) to determine: 1) the youngest and average ages at which children across these regions become sexually exploited for commercial purposes; and 2) mechanisms and vulnerabilities by which children across these regions are victimized in this form of human trafficking. The findings from the project serve to inform law enforcement policies and procedures regarding the identification, investigation, and prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) as well as how to prevent this crime. Phase 1 of this project included data collection and analysis in six countries across three regions India and Nepal, Cambodia and Thailand, and Ukraine and Moldova, culminating in a preliminary report to be delivered in the fall 2008. In Phase 2, the HSPH will explore the feasibility of collecting similar data for analogous analyses in two regions: Latin America (Brazil and Nicaragua) and Africa (Nigeria and Tanzania).
Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/

Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and
Training
Amount: $287,500
Description: DOJ/OPDAT, in close consultation and coordination with G/TIP, is providing timely technical assistance and/or training to foreign governments on TIP legislation, improving the efficacy of investigations, and increasing convictions. Countries most in need of expeditious assistance have been identified by G/TIP, and DOJ/OPDAT is currently dispatching the appropriate prosecutor(s) or law enforcement personnel to provide that assistance on-site or via video-conferencing, telephone, and e-mail. The overarching goal of this program is to quickly and effectively support foreign governments in their anti-trafficking efforts and potentially improve their tier ranking. G/TIP selected countries to receive technical assistance based on the finalized ratings in the 2007 TIP Report.
Website: www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat/

Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $463,300
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in close consultation and coordination with G/TIP, is providing timely technical assistance and/or training to foreign governments and selected non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on prevention, protection, and prosecution issues. Possible topics for assistance are: victim assistance, including treatment, rehabilitation, and follow-up care; improving cross-border collaboration on criminal investigations and victim assistance; and increasing cooperative efforts between law enforcement and civil society. Countries most in need of expeditious assistance have been identified by G/TIP, and IOM has dispatchd the appropriate expert(s) to provide that assistance either on-site or via video-conferencing, telephone, and e-mail. The overarching goal of this program is to quickly and effectively support foreign governments in their anti-trafficking efforts and potentially improve their tier ranking. G/TIP expects to support 15 technical assistance consultations over the 2007 calendar year. G/TIP selected countries to receive technical assistance based on the finalized ratings in the 2007 TIP Report. In May 2010 G/TIP amended this award adding an additional $100,000
Website: www.iom.int



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