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Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons: All Programs Funded During Fiscal Year 2011


October 14, 2011

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In Fiscal Year 2011, the Office administered $16 million in foreign assistance and awarded 96% of its funds appropriated for anti-trafficking projects. In addition, the Office funded approximately $8 million in FY 2010 funds, $4.5 million of which was appropriated specifically for anti-trafficking projects in Haiti. In all, the Office awarded 69 grants to 43 organizations in 37 countries totaling nearly $24 million.

Africa
East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Eurasia
Near East
South and Central Asia
Western Hemisphere
Global


AFRICA

Country: Angola
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $273,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: International Organization for Migration will increase the capacity of civil society and law enforcement officials to identify and protect victims of trafficking and will create a database and referral system to improve the effectiveness and efficiency with which victims of trafficking are assisted.

Country: Central African Republic
Implementer: International Partnership for Human Development (IPHD)
Amount: $600,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: Using State Department AF Regional ESF resources, IPHD will work with local partner, Caritas, to build an effective TIP awareness raising program and implement measures to protect and care for trafficked children in the Central African Republic (CAR). Caritas will develop materials describing the trafficking situation in CAR based on an assessment, use radio drama to raise awareness of TIP, establish a legal center within Caritas, create a shelter for rescued child TIP victims, and work to reintegrate these children into their families and communities. The project implementers will also hold workshops for local NGOs on strategies for developing and implementing action programs to prevent trafficking of children and on effective advocacy techniques for use with the CAR government.

Country: Gambia, The
Implementer: ChildFund International
Amount: $400,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: ChildFund will support the Government of The Gambia to create a national child protection system which prevents and responds to child trafficking through the creation of a central database, providing technical support to facilitate coordination and information sharing between government and non-governmental stakeholders, building in-house capacities of the police and relevant ministries, and establishing community Child Protection Committees and a community level referral network to identify and refer cases of trafficked children.

Country: Lesotho
Implementer: World Vision
Amount: $400,000
Project Period: October 2011-September 2013
Description: World Vision will directly support the finalization and execution of the National Action Plan (NAP) for implementing the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act. Project efforts will focus on building the capacity of relevant ministries to fulfill their duties under the NAP, while equipping rural communities to effectively prevent trafficking and protect victims.

Country: Sierra Leone
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $400,000
Project Period: September 2011-November 2012
Description: World Hope International will build upon their current project which seeks to prevent and protect victims of trafficking through established referral mechanisms among anti-TIP trained Village Parent Groups, law enforcement, and victim service providers. Supplemental funds will support the creation of the only shelter in Sierra Leone to provide immediate assistance to victims of trafficking before reintegrating them back into the community with the help of Village Parent Groups.

Country: Uganda
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
Amount: $210,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: October 2011-September 2012
Description: The American Bar Association (ABA) will assist government officials in coordinating and formalizing national protocols for combating human trafficking in Uganda. ABA will achieve this objective through the creation of a national task force that will draw together government ministries, civil society organizations, and other anti-trafficking stakeholders in order to harmonize efforts to develop national standards and procedures for combating human trafficking.

Country: Zambia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: IOM will build upon their current project which seeks to strengthen the Zambian national response to human trafficking by conducting training on the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking, and supporting government shelters by upgrading their facilities and training their staff to meet minimum requirements for victim aftercare services.

Country: AF Regional
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $200,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: December 2011-December 2013
Description: UNODC Regional Office Southern Africa (ROSAF) will strengthen technical and legal capacity of Member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to draft national anti-trafficking legislation that is in line with the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its TIP Protocol, while advocating for the ratification of both. Additionally, UNODC Southern Africa will support the drafting of national policies, including plans of action against trafficking in persons.

EAST ASIA and PACIFIC

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity
Amount: $300,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-March 2013
Description: This American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS) project aims to improve the record of prosecutions and civil cases in three key transit and destination areas of Indonesia. This project will improve the enforcement of existing laws and empower civil society actors to advocate for greater implementation of established anti-trafficking in persons policies at the local level. In improving and expanding legal and other direct protection services, ACILS will deploy a legal consultant and build a larger cadre of legal advocates to represent victims of trafficking. ACILS will partner with the International Catholic Migration Commission to train and build capacity for service providers and lawyers. ACILS will produce a report describing best practices learned through these activities.

Country: Malaysia
Implementer: Boat People SOS
Amount: $250,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: Boat People SOS will build on their recent anti-trafficking efforts in Malaysia by advocating for enhanced national and state governments and NGO collaboration in anti-TIP efforts, with a focus on legal reforms and victim protection and care. Project activities will include supporting a coalition of NGOs to provide case management to victims. Boat People SOS will also implement an intensive awareness raising campaign for migrant workers with the goal of preventing forced labor and making available referral networks for workers who are victims.

Country: Mongolia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $141,520 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-March 2013
Description: IOM will partner with the Mongolian Gender and Equality Centre (MGEC) to provide direct support to Mongolian victims of trafficking. The project will provide legal and reintegration assistance to victims as well as establish a national victims’ assistance fund in Mongolia.

Country: Philippines
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Amount: $600,000
Project Period: October 2011-September 2014
Description: This project aims to improve the capacity of the justice system to respond to sex trafficking in Angeles City and increase the quantity and quality of sex trafficking investigations, prosecutions and convictions. To accomplish this, IJM will provide intelligence and technical and legal assistance to law enforcement and judicial officials. IJM also will provide assessment and care to rescued victims, and capacity building to government social workers, with the goal of minimizing the occurrence of re-trafficking.

Country: Solomon Islands
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
Amount: $250,000
Project Period: October 2011-October 2012
Description: The ABA will build on its current project by collaborating with local partners to develop and implement a data collection system on TIP cases for reporting, referrals, and prosecutions; build protection protocols and a national referral network for survivors; and enhance legal services and counseling for survivors. ABA will also engage in an anti-TIP public awareness campaign targeted to government, service providers, and vulnerable communities.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: TRAFCORD
Amount: $260,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: This supplemental funding will allow TRAFCORD, a nongovernmental coordination unit for anti-human trafficking operations in the Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand, to continue to coordinate government and NGO activities to combat human trafficking in the nine provinces of the upper northern region of Thailand and their associated Burmese and Lao border regions. The project will raise community awareness of TIP, provide direct assistance to trafficking victims, and support police and prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of this crime.

Country: Vietnam
Implementer: Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
Amount: $300,000
Project Period: October 2011-September 2013
Description: The project will identify and assist children from Hue Province who have been subjected to forced labor in the garment industry. Blue Dragon will provide protection assistance, ensuring that services are extended to male victims of labor trafficking. In addition, Blue Dragon will conduct an intensive public awareness campaign on children’s rights and domestic trafficking of children. Blue Dragon will also collaborate with local authorities to rescue children, enforce labor laws, and assist in gathering evidence for legal action in trafficking cases.

Country: EAP Regional (Malaysia, the Lao PDR, and Cambodia)
Implementer: International Organization for Migration through the Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Amount: $300,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: This project will improve the administration and quality of assistance provided to trafficking victims in shelters run by the Malaysian government (GOM), and support capacity building of government agencies in Lao PDR and Cambodia to provide reintegration support including food and non-food items, medical care, psychosocial counseling, and vocational training to returned trafficking victims.

Country: Regional (Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands)
Implementer: National District Attorneys Association
Amount: $400,000
Project Period: October 2011-September 2014
Description: This project will enhance investigation and prosecution efforts in trafficking in persons as well as address the need for systematic victim identification in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). Using multiple strategies such as advocacy, training and technical assistance for key governmental and NGO stakeholders, and awareness raising campaigns, NDAA aims to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive anti-trafficking framework for prevention, protection, and prosecution in the these key countries.

EUROPE and EURASIA

Country: Moldova
Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2014
Description: This project seeks to establish a Migrant Worker Rights and Resource Center in Chisinau to provide free legal advice and raise awareness about forced labor among migrant workers. ACILS also proposes to establish partnerships to develop networks with trade unions in destination countries.

Country: Turkey
Implementer: International Centre for Migration Policy Development
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011- March 2013
Description: The proposed project seeks to assist the Government of Turkey and local NGO partners in establishing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for identification and referral of victims of trafficking.

NEAR EAST

Country: Egypt
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $200,000
Project Period: October 2011-September 2012
Description: Building upon the existing G/TIP grant, IOM proposes to strengthen Egypt’s national counter-trafficking capacity by providing technical assistance and training to law enforcement, improving coordination among law enforcement agencies, and strengthening linkages between law enforcement and victim support agencies.

Country: Lebanon
Implementer: International Centre for Migration Policy Development
Amount: $250,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: Building upon their existing G/TIP project, ICMPD is proposing to support the Government of Lebanon to develop the first draft of the National Action Plan, combat trafficking in persons, and produce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the identification and referral of trafficked persons.

Country: Tunisia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $400,000
Project Period: September 2011-February 2013
Description: The project will promote a better understanding of the features of transnational and internal trafficking in Tunisia through a comprehensive mapping exercise; enhance capacities and skills of national government officials as well as civil society in the identification and treatment of victims of trafficking and awareness raising and outreach activities; set up a referral mechanism and information exchange network for the provision of direct assistance services to victims of trafficking or those determined to be potential victims of trafficking; and provide technical expertise to enhance the Tunisian anti-trafficking legislation and assist the GoT in implementation once the legislation is enacted.

SOUTH and CENTRAL ASIA

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Afghan Women Skills Development Center
Amount: $250,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: G/TIP funded the Afghan Women Skills Development Center (AWSDC) to address trafficking of women and girls through awareness raising and action-oriented research throughout 14 districts in the Faryab province. The project supported the formation of 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. The grant also funded research to support public legislators in their efforts to advocate for additional measures against internal trafficking and improve existing anti-trafficking legislation. Faryab, traditionally, has been an underserved province in the area of TIP. AWSDC is a local Afghan NGO, which benefits from G/TIP support.

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Hagar USA Inc.
Amount: $704,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Duration: September 2011-January 2015
Description: Hagar USA Inc. is currently 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 has developed an advocacy council comprised of NGO leadership and government representatives in an effort to develop minimum standards of care for TIP victims throughout Afghanistan. Hagar has been holding regular monthly coordination meetings with key partners; identified key training needs through a needs assessment and ongoing discussions with NGOs; and has conducted a series of trainings that have been well received both among NGO and government entities. Their initial concept note for the supplement includes some much needed training for government officials (judiciary, border police) on the TIP law, and identification and referral of trafficking victims.

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $200,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: The International Organization for Migration was awarded a grant to launch a public awareness campaign targeting key areas in Afghanistan bordering Pakistan, Iran and Tajikistan. IOM is working to mobilize community members, government officials, religious leaders and social workers through a series of roundtable discussions. The project is also focused on building the capacity of the local media and supporting the production of anti-trafficking media spots for nationwide broadcasting. IOM is also organizing training sessions for teachers and encouraging them to disseminate TIP information to their students. We will recommend that IOM consider partnering with Benai Service Organization (BSO), a local Afghan organization that the embassy recently met with following submission of a small public awareness proposal on TIP, in order to continue building the capacity of local organizations to combat TIP.

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: Voice of Afghan Women
Amount: $250,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: October 2011-March 2013
Description: G/TIP is supporting Voice of Afghan Women (VWO) to provide direct protection to women at risk for trafficking and assistance to female trafficking victims. Voice of Afghan Women is providing 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. They are a local NGO working in a traditionally underserved province in Afghanistan—our funds went to support the first TIP shelter in Badghis.

Country: Bangladesh
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: IOM proposes to contribute to the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to reduce labor trafficking. Targeted activities include: creating a parliamentary caucus and conducting consultations with parliamentarians, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and the media; enhancing Bangladeshi officials’ understanding and execution of the draft law upon its passage; building the capacity of the labor ministry and developing Standard Operating Procedures for referral services; providing victim assistance; training members of the Vigilant Task Force (VTF); and supporting the development of minimum standards for evaluating the performance of recruitment agencies.

Country: India
Implementer: Anti-Slavery International, d/b/a Free the Slaves
Amount: $200,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: Anti-Slavery International will continue its efforts to combat sex and labor trafficking in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh through the development of community vigilance committees in targeted districts, rescue and rehabilitation of trafficking victims, and prosecution of offenders.

Country: India
Implementer: International Justice Mission
Amount: $500,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: The project will continue to contribute to the development of a public justice system in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh that works on behalf of forced laborers by ensuring that victims are identified, released, and provided with appropriate aftercare services and perpetrators are prosecuted.

Country: India
Implementer: Nomi Network
Amount: $200,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: The pilot protection project will provide targeted vocational training to a core group of trafficking victims and at risk women in West Bengal, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Delhi. The project will equip the women with marketable skills and will enable them to engage in income generating activities.

Country: Nepal
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
Amount: $200,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: Building upon their existing G/TIP project, the ABA will continue to enhance the investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases in Nepal, foster police-prosecutor cooperation on TIP cases, and provide institutional support to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Country: Nepal
Implementer: The Asia Foundation
Amount: $150,000
Project Period: August 2011-August 2012
Description: The Asia Foundation (TAF), in partnership with the Kathmandu School of Law, has been supporting the police to develop a computerized monitoring and tracking system for trafficking cases. Through this project, TAF will provide district attorney offices in high-risk trafficking districts with computer systems, networking infrastructure, and specialized software in order to facilitate information sharing and more effectively track cases. TAF will also provide training and technical assistance on the implementation and utilization of the equipment.

Country: Tajikistan
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011-March 2013
Description: The proposed project activities include development of a mobile TIP training team comprised of lawyers, prosecutors, and police to provide community training and pro bono legal assistance to vulnerable populations in rural areas as well as conducting public awareness raising activities.

Country: Uzbekistan
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: The proposed project seeks to establish reintegration/rehabilitation centers for male victims of trafficking as well as to expand an existing shelter for female victims of trafficking in cooperation with local NGO partners.

WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Country: Costa Rica
Implementer: Rahab Foundation
Amount: $200,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: The proposed project will support Rahab Foundation’s provision of shelter and services, including psychological, medical, and vocational training, to female victims of trafficking.

Country: Ecuador
Implementer: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
Amount: $400,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: CATW will work to prevent sex trafficking by combating the demand for commercial sex in Ecuador through implementation of an educational model and a public awareness campaign that challenges the traditional model of masculinity in Latin America and raises awareness that the demand for commercial sexual exploitation fuels sex trafficking.

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: Covenant House (Asociacion Casa Alianza)
Amount: $400,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2014
Description: The proposed project will support Casa Alianza’s efforts to expand trafficking in persons prevention outreach to street children and other vulnerable populations, increase their shelter capacity, and provide legal assistance to TIP victims.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Anti-Slavery International
Amount: $200,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: May 2011-August 2011
Description: These funds will replenish funds that Anti-Slavery International expended immediately following the earthquake in order to provide an emergency anti-trafficking response and enable them to complete the original objectives of their grant award. Activities include the creation of comprehensive and locally-based service models that combine whole community dialogues with targeted interventions, economic alternatives, and psychological support to address the needs of child trafficking victims.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Anti-Slavery International
Amount: $700,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: January 2011-January 2014
Description: Anti-Slavery International will partner with the Fondasyon Limyè Lavi to prevent and reverse the flow of children from source communities into restavek slavery. These organizations will do this through development, testing and refinement of a grassroots-based model that reduces the incidence of children sent into the restavek system and increases reintegration of former restavek children, and will incorporate these communities into advocacy for passage of an effective legislative framework to combat restavek slavery.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services
Amount: $300,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: January 2011-January 2013
Description: Catholic Relief Services will partner with the Solitarite Fwontalye and the St. John the Evangelist Sisters to raise community awareness about TIP in the border area between Northeast Haiti and Dajabón, Dominican Republic and to provide comprehensive services to Haitian or foreign victims through a safe house in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. In addition to shelter, victims will receive legal, medical, psychosocial services, and family tracing when needed. CRS will also develop a database to track information about victims’ cases that can be shared with appropriate government and law enforcement actors in both countries.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $250,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: January 2011-July 2012
Description: Heartland Alliance will partner with Fondation Maurice Sixto, Organizasyon Jen Fanm en Aksyon, and TIMKATEC to enhance their administration and organizational learning and expand and improve their programs to combat child trafficking. Heartland Alliance will accomplish this through individualized assessments, individualized and joint trainings, and particular emphasis on enhancing the quality of data management, financial administration and sustainability, and best practices for anti-trafficking programming.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: International Association for Women Judges
Amount: $650,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: January 2011-January 2014
Description: International Association of Women Judges will partner with the Chapitre Haïtien de l'Association Internationale des Femmes Juges/ Haitian Association of Women Judges (CHAIFEJ) to strengthen the capacity of Haitian judges to recognize, conduct and decide cases involving human trafficking, enhance judicial coordination with other agencies, and recommend improvements in judicial procedure and anti-trafficking legislation. This project will include an analysis of judicial handling of cases with trafficking issues under the current legal framework.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $750,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: January 2011-July 2012
Description: These funds will allow the International Organization for Migration to continue a recently completed project to combat trafficking of women and children in Haiti. Continued activities will include provision of services to victims of trafficking, including family reintegration and micro-enterprise development; enhancing the capacity of partner NGOs to effectively address the needs of restavek children; increasing awareness in source and host communities about the dangers and consequences of trafficking of children; and reinforcing a network of local NGOs working to combat trafficking in persons through multi-sectoral working groups to address the issue.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $100,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: November 2011-November 2012
Description: This project will contribute to an improved standard of assistance provided to victims of trafficking, as provided by G/TIP grantees. The project consists of three pillars: identifying promising practices concerning standards of assistance, referral and return for child trafficking victims; operationalizing promising practices in cooperation with governmental counterparts; and facilitating a coordination mechanism for G/TIP grantees in Haiti that will foster synergies, avoid duplication, and share lessons learned.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: Warnath Group, LLC
Amount: $50,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Duration: 6 months
Description: These funds will be used to assist the Government of Haiti with enacting and implementing comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation through a supplement to an existing global training and technical assistance program.

Country: Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $250,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: January 2011-January 2012
Description: The International Organization for Migration will support the Government of Haiti, including in coordination with the Government of the Dominican Republic, to address cross-border human trafficking into and from the Dominican Republic, especially Dominican women in Haiti and Haitian children in the Dominican Republic. IOM will accomplish this through actionable research, capacity building for government officials, and the promotion of bilateral referral mechanisms to protect victims of trafficking.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2014
Description: The proposed project activities include provision of technical assistance to NGOs throughout Mexico on victim service provision and increased regional and national anti-trafficking networks.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: The proposed project will support anti-trafficking training to be conducted by the U.S. DOJ Legal Advisor.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $200,000
Project Period: September 2011-March 2013
Description: The proposed project seeks to ensure the implementation of anti-trafficking legislative reforms and the National Action Plan at the state level through the provision of training and sensitization workshops.

Country: Nicaragua
Implementer: Associacion Casa Alianza Nicaragua
Amount: $198,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Duration: September 2011-October 2012
Description: Associacion Casa Alianza Nicaragua (Casa Alianza) will provide a safe environment and treatment methodology for trafficking victims and for potential victims at high risk of being trafficked in order to offer them the possibility for a new life. Casa Alianza expects fulfill three objectives: 1) to provide a multidisciplinary 24-hour residential treatment program for child victims and potential child victims of trafficking; 2) continue offering its street outreach services that include trafficking “hot spots” where children are most at risk; and 3) provide comprehensive protection to children trafficked across borders in Mexico, Central America and beyond who are especially vulnerable to trafficking and have no other access to protective services.

Country: WHA Regional
Implementer: Center for Women Policy Studies
Amount: $100,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: The Center for Women Policy Studies proposes to conduct a one-year GlobalPOWER (Partnership of Women Elected/Appointed Representatives) program to combat trafficking in persons in the Caribbean region. GlobalPOWER Caribbean will engage women Members of Parliaments and Ministers from up to 10 countries as partners in addressing trafficking of women and girls as a global women’s human rights crisis. The project will include a week long workshop at which Parliamentarians and Ministers will develop country-specific strategic action plans to strengthen national and regional anti-trafficking laws, policies, and programs.

Country: WHA Regional
Implementer: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Amount: $250,000
Period of Performance: September 2011-December 2012
Description: The FBI’s International Training & Assistance Unit plans to develop and conduct a pilot training program at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia for 30-35 foreign law enforcement investigators for skills-based anti-trafficking training. The two-week interactive course will feature techniques for interviewing adult and child victims, interrogating traffickers, building a case from sources beyond the victim, and working with victim service providers.

Country: WHA Regional
Implementer: U.S. Department of Justice, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), U.S. National Central Bureau, Washington
Amount: $350,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: The U.S. National Central Bureau of INTERPOL, in cooperation with INTERPOL, will develop and deliver a comprehensive classroom-based curriculum at established police training venues in INTERPOL member countries in the Western Hemisphere. The program goal is to create sustainable capacity to mount intelligence-driven operations that target human trafficking networks in this region, and foster an inter-regional dialogue on human trafficking issues among senior law enforcement, border security, and justice officials from the region. Through this initiative, INTERPOL will identify lessons learned and best practices specific to the region as well as provide a strategic framework that can be used by partnering countries to dismantle human trafficking networks.

Country: WHA Regional (Caribbean)
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2014
Description: The proposed project will work to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement in identified countries to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases and provide victim assistance as well as improve multilateral coordination in the Region.
Countries: WHA Regional
Implementer: Organization of American States
Amount: $100,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: October 2011-June 2012
Description: The Organization of American States (OAS) will build upon its program to build the capacity of law enforcement actors in Central America and the Caribbean to address TIP by expanding the training program to South America. The OAS will provide training to police, customs and immigration officials, and other investigative actors in South America; encourage governments to incorporate the training materials into their police academy curricula; seek to improve communications among police, prosecutors and judges; and establish an information-sharing network to improve victim protections throughout the region.

GLOBAL

Implementer: Fair Trade Fund
Amount: $450,000
Project Period: October 2011-October 2012
Description: G/TIP will continue to support the Fair Trade Fund in its development of an online tool and mobile application that measures an individual’s slavery “footprint” based on their purchasing habits, and utilizing an analysis of data drawn from reports published by the government and international organizations. The Fair Trade Fund will also expand its tool to provide a more complete picture of the way an individual’s consumer habits contribute to slavery as well as provide users with information that will empower them to take action to end slavery.

Implementer: International Labor Rights Forum
Amount: $100,000
Project Period: October 2011-October 2012
Description: Continued funding will allow the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF), in partnership with the Not for Sale Campaign, to continue its efforts 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. The additional funding will enable ILRF to further improve its existing company assessments, analyze new industries, and identify best practices.

Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $200,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-June 2012
Description: These funds will be used to supplement and continue a cooperative agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) which supports two purposes globally: 1) short-term targeted technical assistance and/or training to foreign governments and NGOs based on the findings of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, and 2) emergency assistance on a case by case basis for individuals identified as trafficked persons overseas when no other resources are available or assistance cannot be provided in a timely manner to meet the emergency needs of such victims. IOM will work in close consultation and coordination with G/TIP on the selection of countries for training and technical assistance and the selection of beneficiaries for emergency assistance. This approach to addressing the anti-trafficking training needs of governments and NGOs overseas has proven to be both cost-effective and timely.

Implementer: NEXUS Institute
Amount: $400,000
Project Period: December 2011-December 2012
Description: In partnership with the University of Michigan Law School Human Trafficking Clinic, the NEXUS Institute will pilot a model that builds awareness and the capacity of international law firms and lawyers to participate on a pro-bono basis in the fight against human trafficking. This project will be the first of its kind to engage and educate pro-bono lawyers in a systematic program to be able to contribute to protecting the legal and non-legal interests of victims of trafficking.

Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $100,000 (FY 2010 Funds)
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: Through this supplemental award, UNODC will continue to work 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 selected states. With supplemental funding, UNODC will also provide consultation on drafting of anti-trafficking legislation in selected countries that lack comprehensive legislation.

Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $190,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2012
Description: Supplemental funding will allow UNODC to expand its global trafficking case law database, which currently holds more than 200 case reports. The UNODC will continue to gather case law through its established networks as well as expand partnerships with national correspondents and expert contributors. They will also translate the case template and database user interface into all six United Nations languages.

Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $500,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2014
Description: The proposed funding will serve to increase the capacity of UNODC as the custodian of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Protocol). Funds will be used to support efforts to ensure that UN-prepared or funded anti-trafficking materials are consistent with the provisions of the Palermo Protocol.

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

Countries: Global
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $400,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: In partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, IOM will conduct a two-year study to advance the understanding of the health needs of victims of labor trafficking with the aim of enhancing mechanisms for improving health outcomes. Through targeted training, this project will also build the capacity of healthcare professionals to deliver appropriate care to victims of trafficking in two countries.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Amount: $300,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2013
Description: In collaboration with a local a community-based organization, Social Action for Women (SAW), the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) will estimate the scope of sex and labor trafficking in Mae Sot, Thailand. Through intervention monitoring, the JHSPH will provide SAW with enhanced skills and capacity for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of its programs, and provide valuable data on the reach and impact of their services. By providing evidence-based data, this project will advance the field’s understanding of the prevalence of human trafficking and its risk factors within a major transit community, as well as inform the development of best practices for assisting victims.

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: NEXUS Institute
Amount: $550,000
Project Period: December 2011-December 2013
Description: The NEXUS Institute will conduct a longitudinal study of victims of trafficking who have been returned and reintegrated back into society in order to examine the factors that may shape the success or failure of reintegration. By exploring the long-term reintegration experiences of victims, the NEXUS Institute will identify the unmet needs of victims and gaps in services, specifically among those who are traditionally underserved or unassisted. The NEXUS Institute will also provide sub-grants to selected local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) allowing them to pilot research-based initiatives aimed at improving and expanding service provision and evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot programs.

Countries: Global
Implementer: Westat, Inc.
Amount: $575,000
Project Period: September 2011-September 2014
Description: Working in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University, Westat, Inc. will provide G/TIP grantees with tools and skills necessary for data collection on the local level, thereby enhancing the measurement of project performance and operations.



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