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Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons: All Programs Funded During Fiscal Year 2010


October 1, 2010

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During FY 2010, the Office administered $21 million in global foreign assistance and awarded 97 grants to 61 organizations in 51 countries totaling $33 million. Most of these funds ($19 million) were FY 2010 appropriated funds; the remainder ($14 million) was appropriated in FY 2009.

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AFRICA

Country: Burkina Faso
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $95,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 12 Months
Description: The aim of this project is to increase the capacity of governmental and non-governmental actors in Burkina Faso to prevent trafficking and to protect child victims of trafficking. Basic indicators point to Burkina Faso as a major destination country for child trafficking in the West Africa Region. IOM will build the capacities of the human trafficking surveillance committees, border and law enforcement officials, security forces, village community leaders, relevant service providers on the issue of victim identification and protection. IOM will also work with the government to strengthen the counter-trafficking National Plan of Action against child trafficking and facilitate a dialogue between service providers, human trafficking surveillance committees, and other governmental actors to protect victims of trafficking and formalize the proposed referral system. This national dialogue will also be an opportunity to present the “Best Practices Compendium on Counter-Trafficking in Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali and Senegal” issued by IOM and the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2009.

Country: Cameroon
Implementer: Vital Voices
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: Vital Voices will partner with AEquitas to develop a training and technical assistance project that seeks to increase collaboration among investigators, prosecutors and victim advocates as well as to provide instruction on how to work within the existing legislative framework. The project will also target Parliamentarians in advocating for reform of existing legislation

Country: Chad
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 36 Months
Description: CRS plans to increase awareness of child trafficking in communities through “vigilance committees,” place recovered children with family caregivers, create a child trafficking database, issue micro-loans, provide vocational training for vulnerable individuals, and mobilize Chadian society through an advocacy campaign to encourage parliament and other government stakeholders to enforce existing laws.

Country: Chad
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $400,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: Through this project, 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 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 victims of trafficking; and (4) awareness raising activities in high risk areas of Chad.

Country: Congo, Democratic Republic of
Implementer: The Carter Center
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The Carter Center will conduct training for front line officers and magistrates on child protection, human rights investigation, and professional ethics using adapted, field-tested Carter Center manuals. It will also work with NGOs to provide alternative income-generating opportunities to vulnerable populations, establish legal aid clinics and assistance funds for TIP victims, and carry out community education.

Country: Congo, Republic of
Implementer: International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The project will provide training for Congolese National Police and social workers, using a train the trainer approach. IBCR will develop training modules for both groups after an assessment and in consultation with local partners UNICEF and ALTO.

Country: Cote d’Ivoire
Implementer: Cote d’Ivoire Prosperite
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: This project will support the continuation and enhancement of a newly established non-governmental residential facility in Abidjan for young girls (ages 11 to 18 years) who have been victims of human trafficking. The program will provide counseling and medical services, literacy and vocational training, and repatriation of survivors.

Country: Djibouti
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $285,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 12 Months
Description: Through this project, IOM will assist the Government of Djibouti (GoD) in its counter trafficking efforts through capacity building, protection activities and direct assistance to victims of trafficking (VoTs). 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.

Country: Ethiopia
Implementer: International Labour Organization (ILO)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: ILO will establish a hotline to direct victims of forced labor to service providers, develop a training module for Ethiopian diplomats posted overseas on forced labor and TIP, organize workshops and trainings for Private Employment Agencies on the promotion of ethical recruitment practices, and work to raise public awareness about forced labor for migrant workers through the media, schools, communities, and pre-departure trainings in communities sending workers overseas.

Country: Ghana
Implementer: Virginia State University (VSU)
Amount: $450,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: Virginia State University will conduct action oriented research on child domestic servitude in Ghana including gathering information on the nature of recruitment and extent of trafficking involved. VSU will also provide counseling and rehabilitation of domestic servants, vocational training, and conduct awareness campaigns for the general public about the rights of all children.

Country: Guinea Bissau
Implementer: International Partnership for Human Development (IPHD)
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 36 Months
Description: IPHD seeks to raise awareness through outreach to schools and by conducting socio-dramas focused on trafficking in persons (TIP). The program will also create a national information center to collect TIP data. IPHD further plans to strengthen programs to reintegrate child TIP victims by expanding services offered by local NGO partner Associacao dos Amigos das Criancas (AMIC) in Gabu and by creating a center for child TIP victims in Bissau.

Country: Mali
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: IOM seeks to increase direct assistance to TIP victims, conduct capacity building of local NGOs and officials to make referrals and provide services, raise awareness among at risk communities, and conduct training for judicial authorities, law enforcement officials, and other stakeholders.

Country: Niger
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $350,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The aim of this project is to build the capacity of Niger to promote the investigation of trafficking crimes and prosecution of offenders, in line with international and regional legal instruments. Within this project, IOM will conduct an assessment of TIP in the country as well as a legislative review. Following the assessment, IOM will implement a capacity building program for judicial and law-enforcement officials on trafficking in persons, with a train the trainers component to ensure sustainability through replication. IOM will also involve Local Surveillance Committees in the project, by providing them with training on trafficking concepts and victim identification, and encouraging cooperation with authorities through victim referrals.

Country: Senegal
Implementer: International Office on Migration (IOM)
Amount: $150,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: Using State Department AF Regional ESF funds, IOM will work to strengthen the capacities of Senegalese government officials, judiciary bodies, law students, and civil society, by organizing a series of train-the-trainer workshops on counter-trafficking with a special focus on how to prosecute traffickers and protect victims under the existing anti-trafficking law and in accordance with international standards. IOM will develop modules and workbooks with case studies related to trafficking issues as well as initiate a national awareness campaign targeting key stakeholders and the general population.

Country: Senegal
Implementer: Tostan
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: Using State Department AF Regional ESF funds, Tostan will work to build the capacity of communities in Senegal to prevent the trafficking of children to urban centers for domestic service, prostitution, or organized begging as well as reinforce the capacity of these communities to assist children in difficult situations. Tostan will work with previously-trained Community Management Committees (CMCs) to establish and train Commissions for Child Protection in villages throughout the country and work with other NGOs, local associations, government agents, local politicians, religious leaders, women's associations, journalists, and UN partners to join forces with the communities to build awareness and become involved in activities to protect vulnerable children.

Country: Sierra Leone
Implementer: World Hope International (WHI)
Amount: $294,535 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 11 months
Description: World Hope International’s (WHI) anti-trafficking program in Sierra Leone began in 2004, as part of the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking program. Since that time, the program has conducted large-scale public awareness, education, and victim assistance activities at community, government, and social service levels. WHI will conduct a follow on one-year program to increase prevention of trafficking in Sierra Leone through community-based public awareness and national partnerships, to strengthen legal system response and legal information processes, to spread awareness of the importance of existing legal framework to address trafficking in order to increase trafficking prosecutions, to increase and protection services for victims in Sierra Leone, and to improve TIP data collection and storage. WHI proposes the following activities:

Country: South Africa
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $340,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 6 months
Description: Through this project, IOM will support the work of non-governmental and grassroots organizations to prevent and respond to trafficking in persons before, during, and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The project authorizes IOM to award and oversee a series of small grants to 16 community-based organizations to support a range of prevention and protection activities around the country. This project takes advantage of this time of heightened interest regarding vulnerability to trafficking in persons not only to inform communities but also to create necessary mechanisms for internal and cross-border coordination and collaboration.

Country: Swaziland
Implementer: World Vision
Amount: $500,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: World Vision will gather empirical data on trafficking in persons (TIP) in Swaziland, conduct a legal analysis of the recently passed TIP law, advocate for implementation/enforcement of the TIP law, implement micro enterprise for prevention of TIP, and conduct awareness campaigns and promote integration of victim services including creation of a National Referral Mechanism.


EAST ASIA and PACIFIC

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP)
Amount: $500,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: UNIAP will partner 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. They project will also provide economic support through training and job placement for victims as well as training for staff.

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT)
Amount: $190,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 12 Months
Description: OPDAT will conduct programs designed to implement the new TIP laws and to strengthen targeted law enforcement responses to TIP cases, with a particular focus on forced labor. This project will build on the G/TIP funded spring 2008 OPDAT Intermittent Legal Advisor activities. This project will focus on comprehensive training and mentoring of prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, and NGOs in four multi-regional workshops on the new legislation incorporating regional representatives from Northern Sumatra, Flores, West Papua, and Bandung.

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $300,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 12 Months
Description: This project will continue activities to increase knowledge of front line 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 law; and provide direct assistance for victims. IOM will target three key points of entry at Jakarta, Surabaya, and Medan seaports and airports.

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $600,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The project will build on IOM’s foundation of current activities by expanding direct assistance for victims of trafficking with an increased focus on reintegration services, including addressing needs in the social context of family and community. IOM will develop reintegration guidelines for referral partners and build a national referral network across 33 provinces. The project will also support a legal assistance fund for victims and training for lawyers on how to apply a victim centered approach to providing legal assistance.

Country: Laos
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: UNODC intends to build on their recent G/TIP project to close loopholes in the anti-TIP legal framework, train criminal justice officials at lower levels and in additional provinces, and further develop awareness and support for victim rights and protection. This project will strengthen national legislation; coordinate an anti-TIP response through training government officials; support high-level multi-stakeholder meetings; conduct awareness raising activities; and strengthen access to legal services in 30 communities and to victims in three shelters. The project also aims to enhance knowledge of criminal justice practitioners and further develop the Core Training Group of Lao officials on human trafficking.

Country: Papua New Guinea
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: IOM will assist Papua New Guinea government officials and other stakeholders to increase the country’s capacity to prosecute traffickers and protect victims of trafficking. Project activities include: supporting the drafting and enactment of anti-TIP legislation; training law enforcement and judiciary officials to identify and investigate potential trafficking cases; providing training for enhanced protection measures; and creating a referral system for victims of trafficking. IOM will also develop and implement an awareness raising campaign, including the establishment of a dedicated telephone hotline to collect data and provide guidance to stakeholders.

Country: Philippines
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: IJM will build on its current successful G/TIP project by providing intelligence, technical assistance and training to police and prosecutors and legal and protection assistance to victims. The project will enable capacity building and training to judicial officials and to government social workers. IJM also will continue to provide livelihood assistance to victims.

Country: Philippines
Implementer: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Amount: $480,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: This UNICEF project targets internally displaced persons of two conflict affected provinces in Mindanao by strengthening the prevention and response to trafficking in persons. UNICEF will conduct community education on trafficking and safe labor migration with the goal of improved investigation and rescue mechanisms, especially for the protection of trafficked children.

Country: Philippines
Implementer: Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $600,000
Duration: 36 Months
Description: This project will strengthen policy reforms and advocacy to address labor trafficking and forced labor. Visayan will conduct national collaborative meetings with private sector stakeholders such as transport groups, human resource and placement industries, as well as NGOs and government officials to develop initiatives to fight labor trafficking. Other activities include assisting with investigations and filing test cases in prosecuting forced labor.

Country: Solomon Islands
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice
Amount: $150,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 12 Months
Description: The ABA FJE will conduct an analysis of existing and draft laws and other existing anti-TIP efforts and strengthen the NGO response to trafficking. The project will also implement 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.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The Solidarity Center will promote the effective implementation of the Thai anti-TIP law and provide legal recourse for victims of labor trafficking. Project activities include: training government investigators and prosecutors on the law; monitoring cases; and providing legal representation for victims. The Solidarity Center also plans to conduct advocacy activities and raise awareness of exploitative labor practices among migrant worker organizations.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: Child Protection and Development Center
Amount: $290,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
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 will establish an outreach position to contact local populations of street children; conduct fieldwork; and establish 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.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: New Life Center
Amount: $100,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: This project will provide comprehensive services for victims of trafficking in persons, including forced labor. Services will include shelter, mental health and medical services, educational and vocational training, life skills, and citizenship advocacy for tribal persons in Chiang Mai.

Country: Vietnam
Implementer: Alliance Anti-trafic/Afesip Vietnam
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 36 Months
Description: Alliance Anti-Trafic Vietnam will address sex trafficking by identifying victims, providing comprehensive protection services, and reintegrating women and girl victims, including assisting with life skills, vocational training, and economic development programs. Other activities include peer education and follow-up services for victims, training for social workers, and a prevention campaign.

Country: Vietnam
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $320,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: IOM will focus on enhancing public awareness, policy, and legislation related to labor trafficking of men and women. Project staff will work directly with government policy makers and other stakeholders to enhance the national capacity for improved victim identification, return and reintegration support, health and psychosocial services, and legal assistance for victims of labor trafficking. Legal assistance support will also include training for legal aid units and police to better understand trafficking and the legal rights of victims of trafficking. IOM will also build capacity for prosecutions through a pilot project to establish identification and investigation guidelines for prosecutors.

Country: Regional Program
Implementer: International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
Amount: $485,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: ICMC will continue their efforts to curb trafficking and debt bondage of Indonesian women and girls, providing survivors with recovery, return, and reintegration services through temporary shelter, counseling, and life skills. The project will also facilitate and strengthen cross-border cooperation between Malaysians and Indonesians; partner with local NGOs to set up Service Centers for survivors of trafficking; conduct technical assistance and capacity building workshops to assist NGOs with shelter services; and conduct awareness raising activities and workshops on debt bondage.

Country: Regional Program
Implementer: United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP)
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 36 Months
Description: UNIAP will track the worst trafficking cases and conduct other data collection in several border areas through SIREN, their surveillance and data reporting system to monitor human trafficking situation in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The project will support investigative teams through “micro-training” and mentoring, a further developed surveillance system, and data storage. UNIAP will use numerous data sources to develop a rich intelligence picture of the most exploitative trafficking flows to take to local/specialist law enforcement for investigative action. The project will also use media strategies to increase the incentives of governments to address these complex cases.


EUROPE and EURASIA

Country: Albania
Implementer: World Vision
Amount: $450,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: The World Vision project proposes to support and strengthen 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 will be 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 also increases 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.

Country: Azerbaijan
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice
Amount: $600,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The proposed project seeks to increase awareness of trafficking in persons among vulnerable populations through training events for the general public. ABA will additionally work with local partners to provide victim services including legal assistance as well as hold trainings for prosecutors and judges.

Country: Moldova
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: Through this project, IOM aims to increase transparency and decrease 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.

Country: Montenegro
Implementer: Fair Fund
Amount: $150,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: Fair Fund plans to increase the identification of and assistance to Roma child victims of trafficking by training social service providers and law enforcement and establishing a working group of NGOs, social service agencies, government ministries and Roma agencies. The project will include a baseline assessment of trafficking of Roma children in Montenegro.

Country: Russia
Implementer: Winrock International
Amount: $150,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: Winrock International has worked successfully with local and regional government actors in the Russian Far East to lay the groundwork for a referral system for victims of trafficking through the G/TIP-funded RFE Referral Systems project (June 2008 – June 2010). This project seeks to expand the program to establish fully functional and sustainable referral systems, train relevant actors and future professionals in victim-sensitive approaches to combating trafficking, and raise public awareness of the issue of trafficking into new geographic areas.


NEAR EAST

Country: Egypt
Implementer: Johns Hopkins University, The Protection Project
Amount: $400,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The Protection Project aims to develop an anti-trafficking national network; build the capacity of civil society organizations to provide assistance and protection to TIP victims; support the establishment and operation of a shelter for victims of labor trafficking; and enhance 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 incorporate TIP into the University of Alexandria’s law school curriculum.

Country: Jordan
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice
Amount: $475,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 18 Months
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 by 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.

Country: Jordan
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: IOM will strengthen the responsiveness and awareness of the Government of Jordan and Jordanian society to labor trafficking and the needs victims in Jordan. IOM will assist the Ministries of Interior and Labor to enhance their reporting mechanisms for cases of labor trafficking among migrant workers. IOM will also develop and conduct a public awareness campaign to educate the general public, migrant workers, civil society, journalists, Jordanian employers, and recruitment agencies on human trafficking.

Country: Lebanon
Implementer: International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Amount: $350,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: ICMPD will assist national institutional members of the Government of Lebanon National Steering Committee (NSC), the agency responsible for anti-trafficking coordination, in the development and implementation of a comprehensive anti-trafficking response that promotes cooperation and effective responses among criminal justice, labor, immigration, and social service agencies to combat trafficking and effectively assist victims of trafficking. Activities include: action-oriented research evaluating the effectiveness of current Lebanese anti-trafficking programs and policies; production of training manuals on victim identification; referral and development of a national action plan; and training of NSC representatives.

Country: Yemen
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: IOM proposes to strengthen the national capacity to counter both internal and cross-border human trafficking by strengthening the identification and referral system for TIP victims developed by the inter-agency task forces in Sana’a and Aden; supporting the provision of direct assistance for returned Yemeni TIP victims; and training Yemeni law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges on investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases, as well as victim identification, referral, and protection.

Countries: Regional (Jordan and Lebanon)
Implementer: John Hopkins University, The Protection Project
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The Protection Project (TPP) plans to engage religious leaders in efforts to prevent trafficking in persons and improve protection of victims in Jordan and Lebanon. Activities include train-the-trainer workshops for religious leaders; national training programs for front-line practitioners; and the development of a faith-based national public awareness campaign to educate the general public, front-line responders, and the media at both the local and national levels.


SOUTH and CENTRAL ASIA

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Hagar USA, Inc.
Amount: $350,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: Hagar USA, Inc. proposes to provide 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 will also develop an advocacy council comprised of NGO leadership and government representatives in an effort to develop minimum standards of care for TIP victims throughout Afghanistan.

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Women for Afghan Women
Amount: $350,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: Women for Afghan Women will expand and enhance 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.

Country: Bangladesh
Implementer: Relief International (RI)
Amount: $400,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: Relief International will 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 will also provide TIP victims with direct assistance, including shelter, medical care, legal support, and vocational training.

Country: India
Implementer: Apne Aap Women Worldwide India Trust
Amount: $150,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: This project is an extension of an existing Apne Aap program currently supported by G/TIP. Apne Aap will continue to strengthen the capacity of community-based centers that support anti-trafficking self-help groups of women and girls in red light districts and highly impoverished and vulnerable areas within designated states in India. Apne Aap will provide 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 a sustainable structure to support trafficking victims, and women and girls at risk for trafficking.

Country: India
Implementer: Contact Base
Amount: $275,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 18 Months
Description: Contact Base aims to address 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 will utilize a multi-pronged approach which combines the use of interactive street theater and folk media with the development of village committees, capacity building workshops, and data collection and management to facilitate safe migration.

Country: India
Implementer: Shakti Vahini
Amount: $300,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: Shakti Vahini will address 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.

Country: Nepal
Implementer: Friends of Maiti Nepal
Amount: $500,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: Friends of Maiti Nepal proposes to implement and enhance comprehensive services through a strategically located Safe Migration Center at the Nepali-Indian border and to develop improved information processes and systems to enhance anti-trafficking monitoring and evaluation capacities, as well as promote action-oriented research.

Country: Pakistan
Implementer: International Labour Organization (ILO)
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: ILO plans to strengthen government and civil society capacity to prevent and rescue bonded labor and to address the needs to bonded laborers and their families in Pakistan. Activities will focus on partnering with the Government of Pakistan to expand existing government programs that address bonded labor; raise awareness of bonded laborers among labor inspectors, police, and other state officials; and coordinate a comprehensive rehabilitation program for bonded laborers utilizing existing services and resources.

Country: Sri Lanka
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $300,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: IOM proposes to continue to support the Government of Sri Lanka to improve their capacity to identify and prosecute cases of human trafficking; improve the capacity of law enforcement and NGOs to identify victims of trafficking; develop a national strategy to combat human trafficking; and strengthen government shelters to better assist TIP victims.

Country: Sri Lanka
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: IOM will provide support to the anti-trafficking task force based within the Ministry of Justice to develop and train a specialized anti-trafficking unit comprised of relevant government officials, including but not limited to police officers, criminal investigators, immigration officers and prosecutors. This unit would take the lead role in the investigation and prosecution of TIP cases. IOM will also work with the government to increase identification and referral of trafficking victims.


WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Country: Argentina
Implementer: International Association of Women Judges
Amount: $500,000 ($100k is FY09 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) will strengthen the capacity of the Argentine Judiciary to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) by conducting trainings for judges and magistrates on TIP, particularly the new TIP law and its implementation. The IAWJ will address jurisdictional concerns that have arisen over the new TIP law by drawing on existing court experiences to deepen understanding of TIP and building the capacity of its local partner, the Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA), to provide judicial leadership on TIP cases. This project will be supplemented with FY 2009 INCLE bilateral funds ($100,000) for anti-TIP projects in Argentina.

Country: Belize
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: IOM will conduct an assessment of the TIP issues in Belize and the roles and capacities of various entities to effectively address it. Following this assessment, IOM will work in partnership with the GoB to provide targeted technical assistance to key stakeholders, with a particular emphasis on building capacity to conduct effective TIP-focused investigations.

Country: Bolivia
Implementer: Bolivian National Police via Embassy La Paz
Amount: $150,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: This funding will enable the Bolivian police to expand their efforts to monitor trafficking in persons (TIP) on the borders and coordinate immediate assistance to victims of trafficking. Funds will also be spent on assistance to four shelters for TIP victims, a special victims unit in Santa Cruz, and TIP training for the Bolivian National Police and the Public Ministry. This support will be coordinated by the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) in Embassy La Paz working with the Bolivian TIP offices in the major cities of La Paz, Santa Cruz, El Alto and Cochabamba, as well as TIP border offices in Desaguadero, Yacuiba, Puerto Suarez, Cobija, Villazon, and Tarija.

Country: Brazil
Implementer: End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking (ECPAT)-USA
Amount: $500,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: ECPAT-USA will partner with local NGOs to reduce the number of children being trafficked for the purpose of sex tourism through a variety of training and awareness raising activities with the travel industry, law enforcement agents, other local authorities, and civil society actors.

Country: Brazil
Implementer: International Labour Organization (ILO)
Amount: $450,000
Duration: 18 Months
Description: ILO will work to enhance the national response to domestic and international trafficking through supporting the Brazilian Government’s implementation of the National Plan against Trafficking in Persons (TIP). Specific attention will be 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.

Country: Costa Rica
Implementer: Fundacion Rahab
Amount: $100,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 12 Months
Description: Rahab Foundation will provide social services to women and adolescent victims of domestic and international sex trafficking, improve local support networks with government and non-governmental institutions combating trafficking, and educate vulnerable populations about their human rights in the hopes of preventing them from becoming victimized.

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)
Amount: $400,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The Solidarity Center will engage 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 increase local advocacy to promote effective responses to TIP for labor exploitation.

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: La Asociación Nuestros Ahijados, Institute for Trafficked, Exploited, & Missing Persons (ITEMP)
Amount: $240,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: ITEMP will actively rescue victims of trafficking, provide long-term rehabilitative services to victims, and increase public awareness and prevention of trafficking in persons in Guatemala.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $81,295 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 2 Months
Description: Heartland Alliance will provide 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 will improve 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 will provide guidance on child interviewing, assessing needs, referring to and providing transport to interim placements in Haiti. Heartland Alliance will also provide short-term monitoring of these placements and will coordinate with UNICEF and other actors to trace and reunite unaccompanied children with surviving relatives, whenever possible.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $168,705 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 8 Months
Description: The funds will enable Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights (Heartland Alliance) to build upon a short-term emergency project awarded by G/TIP in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. Heartland Alliance will work with appropriate Haitian child protection institutions, which may include immigration enforcement officials, the Haitian Social Welfare Institute (IBERS), UNICEF, and partner NGOs, to enhance the capacity of the Haitian Child Protection Brigades to identify children who are trafficked or at risk of being trafficked. These efforts will be coordinated with other USG-funded activities and actions of the international community.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Restavek Freedom Foundation
Amount: $300,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: These funds will support the Restavek Freedom Foundation to respond to the heightened vulnerabilities of child domestic servants, known as restaveks, following the January 2010 earthquake. Restavek Freedom Foundation will use child advocates to identify and provide services to restavek children in ten communities in Port-au-Prince and other communities; provide outreach to parents and community leaders in these communities about the importance of children’s rights, access to education, and avoiding sending their children to be restaveks; and to engage with the relevant ministries of the Government of Haiti and the international community to address concerns specific to restavek children in the rebuilding of child protection institutions and policies following the earthquake.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Alternativas Pacificas (ALPAZ)
Amount: $200,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: ALPAZ is an important victim services provider in Monterrey, Mexico. The organization has long been a leader in providing protection and assistance to victims of domestic violence and in recent years has expanded its advocacy and services to include victims of trafficking. With increased support, ALPAZ will work to solidify its relationships with municipal leaders and NGO service providers, provide additional services to victims, and strengthen its counter-trafficking program.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Casa Alianza Mexico
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 36 Months
Description: Casa Alianza will enhance their activities to identify and rescue trafficking victims among street children in high risk districts of Mexico City and to provide comprehensive rehabilitative services, including psychological, medical, legal, and social services in their residential facility. Casa Alianza also plans to raise awareness of human trafficking among the media and in local communities.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Casa del Migrante Scalabrini, A.C.
Amount: $100,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: Casa del Migrante Scalabrini, A.C., provides a safe place for migrant workers and assistance to victims on the Mexico/Guatemala border. Following initial support from G/TIP, the additional funds will support and enable this NGO to continue providing services to victims and potential victims of trafficking through its migrant shelter which is located in an area that has a critical need for such services.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: CEIDAS
Amount: $160,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: CIEDAS, an effective national scope NGO, will use this funding to continue to raise awareness among the private and public sectors; engage with the media; and influence public policy for increased vigilance against human trafficking, services to trafficking victims, and accountability for traffickers.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (DOJ/OPDAT)
Amount: $40,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 2 Months
Description: These funds will support the continuation of the U.S. DOJ Resident Legal Advisor to work with the Attorney General’s Office, provide training and capacity building to investigate and prosecute TIP cases, and increase victim assistance and protection.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: PADF will develop a comprehensive communication strategy to support the work of the GOM and civil society in addressing TIP in Mexico. This work will include partnership with several media outlets to raise awareness of trafficking in persons and engage the general public in addressing the issue. Suggested vehicles for this partnership include presentation of the issue through short films, documentaries, and celebrity promotions.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA)
Amount: $480,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 24 Months
Description: TRLA will work 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.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: University of Michigan Law School
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: In partnership with the NEXUS Institute and Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas and the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, the University of Michigan Law School’s Human Trafficking Clinic will establish a model legal clinic in Zacatecas focused on building the capacity for legal advocacy and direct representation of victims of trafficking in criminal and civil proceedings. The curriculum developed for clinic students will advocate a victim-centered approach and assist in replicating the clinic throughout Mexico.

Country: Nicaragua
Implementer: Save the Children Federation
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: Save the Children Federation will address trafficking in persons (TIP) in Estelí, particularly among young Nicaraguans seeking gainful employment in agriculture, construction, or tourism, by conducting a multi-faceted awareness raising campaign with children, families, schools, local organizations and government officials. Save the Children Federation will also enhance the abilities of both the local and national authorities to investigate and prosecute TIP cases specifically through capacity building activities, equipment donation, and the development of a coordinated plan of action.

Country: Peru
Implementer: Capital Humano y Social Alternativo (CHS)
Amount: $190,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 18 Months
Description: CHS seeks to strengthen 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. This project will make the RETA system operational in all 25 regions of the country and CHS will monitor and reinforce the development of the RETA system in all regions.

Country: Peru
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS/USCCB)
Amount: $500,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 36 Months
Description: CRS/USCCB will strengthen 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.


GLOBAL

Countries: Nepal, the Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka
Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: The Solidarity Center will work to create a sustainable framework for preventing Nepalese, Filipino, and Sri Lankan migrant workers from becoming victims of labor trafficking in Qatar and improving the awareness and response to human trafficking in Qatar. To accomplish this, the Solidarity Center will work with migrant labor advocates from these three source countries to identify and refer TIP victims to appropriate resources in Qatar. This project will include building the capacity of Qatari-based organizations to provide protection and direct assistance to forced labor victims and work with the National Human Rights Committee, a quasi-governmental agency, as well as other Qatari agencies that have responsibility for preventing and responding to human trafficking. In the three identified source countries, the Solidarity Center will also strengthen partnerships with allied organizations to prevent labor trafficking and advocate for changes in anti-trafficking legislation and enforcement of such laws. This NGO will also advance our understanding of TIP preventions strategies for source-destination countries by identifying lessons learned and best practices.

Implementer: Fair Trade Fund
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: Fair Trade Fund, working in partnership with a number of other NGOs and advisors, will create a tool through which consumers can measure their international “slavery footprint.” This program will gather material from existing government and NGO reports on the prevalence of severe forms of trafficking within supply chains and create a user-friendly interface through which consumers can inform their purchasing decisions.

Implementer: International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The IBLF, a UK-based charity, proposes to conduct a pilot program in three countries where the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) is currently in operation and tap the resources of this unique partnership with the hotel industry to assist survivors of human trafficking. The three pilot countries will be selected from Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ethiopia, Kenya, Vietnam, and Thailand. Since 1995 the YCI has transformed the lives of disadvantaged young adults, 18 to 21 years, by providing 750 training hours, including mentoring in life and work skills. This project will work to adapt this program to include trafficking survivors, by providing expert mentoring support to the survivors during the program and for a period of up to six months afterwards, develop an evaluation model to extract lessons learned for replication of the program in additional countries, and build the capacity of local NGO partners.

Implementer: International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: ILRF, working in partnership with Not for Sale Campaign, will work to improve standards through which a company can be evaluated on its efforts to combat forced labor in its supply chain as well as create the tools through which consumers can easily access such information. This program will cover a pilot period of one year and focus on improving standards, evaluating more companies, and bettering consumer access to corporate procurement and supply chain policies.

Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $330,000 (FY 2009 Funds)
Duration: 12 Months
Description: Working with leading global experts on health and human trafficking, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) has compiled 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, establishment of better health services, and improved access to care for trafficked populations. This two-year project will support translation of the guide into two additional languages and field-testing and targeted training in three regions to build the capacity of health providers to deliver appropriate health care to trafficked persons.

Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $100,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: Through this project, IOM will provide emergency assistance to persons who have been identified as trafficking victims. All requests for emergency assistance will be reviewed and approved, on a case by case basis, by G/TIP. The assistance will be provided in coordination with G/TIP, NGO partners, and local IOM offices (where applicable). Assistance may include but is not limited to: risk assessment, shelter, food and other basic necessities, counseling, medical services, legal services, travel documentation, safe transport arrangements for return/reintegration or for participation in criminal justice proceedings, and reception and resettlement arrangements.

Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: Through this project, UNODC aims to increase the number of investigations and prosecutions of traffickers by providing in-depth specialized training for criminal justice practitioners, especially law enforcement officers, and victim support professionals in good practice responses to trafficking in persons in five selected member states. A multi-disciplinary team of anti-trafficking experts will deliver tailor-made trainings based on the modules included in UNODC’s Anti-Human Trafficking Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners. In addition, UNODC practical guides, training tools, and materials for criminal justice practitioners will be disseminated in the targeted states.

Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $100,000
Duration: 12 Months
Description: These funds will enable UNODC to conduct training and technical assistance in two additional countries, building on a new G/TIP-supported $300,000 UNODC project that is designed to provide timely anti-trafficking law enforcement training and technical assistance in five selected countries that received low tier rankings in the 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report.

Implementer: Warnath Group, LLC
Amount: $700,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: This initiative will establish targeted training and technical assistance (T&TA) capability to combat trafficking in persons (TIP). By using a team of experienced anti-TIP experts, T&TA will be provided to advance the understanding and application of new skills and promising/best practices in combating TIP. Target audiences for training will include a range of anti-TIP actors, especially key officials and stakeholders. The T&TA will seek to improve the effectiveness of responses by governments in countries identified by G/TIP. T&TA topics include creating and/or improving anti-TIP legislation, strengthening the criminal justice response, improving identification and provision of assistance for victims of TIP, conducting data collection and analysis to better understand TIP, and expanding government collaboration with civil society.


RESEARCH and EVALUATION
Country: Israel
Implementer: Hotline for Migrant Workers
Amount: $30,000
Duration: 15 Months
Description: The Hotline for Migrant Workers will conduct in-depth interviews with survivors of sex and labor trafficking residing in shelters in Israel to gain information about their experiences in order to enhance post-rescue aftercare services for survivors of labor trafficking.

Countries: Global
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: In partnership with the NEXUS Institute, IOM will continue to conduct and expand on-going data collection within the IOM victim assistance framework as well as undertake and disseminate multi-method research studies on a range of issues within the trafficking in persons (TIP) field. In addition, IOM will expand its activities to enable other organizations to use IOM’s key victim data elements and learn from an analysis of its methodology and data. To further expand this data sharing mechanism, IOM will develop a manual for global dissemination to anti-TIP professionals that explains the IOM database and methodology as well as how governments and partner organizations can request anonymous, summary data.

Country: Brazil
Implementer: Urban Institute
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 Months
Description: The Urban Institute will evaluate an anti-trafficking prevention program in the Western Hemisphere that focuses on raising public awareness of TIP and developing public-private partnerships. The purpose of the study is to 1) provide technical assistance in order to improve data collection protocols and procedures and 2) monitor program implementation to ensure that evidence-based data can be used to assess impact and guide possible replication in other countries.

Countries: Global
Implementer: Urban Institute
Amount: $150,000
Duration: 15 Months
Description: The Urban Institute will conduct case studies to examine and identify key characteristics of the prosecution and protection policies and practices in three countries assessed as complying with the minimum standards in the 2010 TIP Report. The countries will be selected from among different regions and the analysis will highlight promising practices for future evaluation.

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: Urban Institute
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 36 Months
Description: The Urban Institute plans on conducting a three-year participatory process and impact evaluation of a victim service provision program working in close partnership with G/TIP and a G/TIP-funded victim service program.

Countries: Global
Implementer: Westat
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 36 Months
Description: In partnership with the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University, Westat aims to enhance the capability of G/TIP funded anti-trafficking programs to develop performance indicators, collect performance measurement data, measure program impact, and use data to enhance program performance. The three-year project includes an evaluability assessment of two G/TIP-funded projects; a full impact evaluation of one G/TIP-funded project; the provision of both on-site and off-site technical assistance; and research on best practices that will result in publications and guidelines for anti-trafficking programming, including a toolkit on developing and collecting performance measures.



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