As of January 1, 2024, the TIP Office manages 103 bilateral, regional, and global anti-trafficking projects in 84 countries worth more than $240 million in total. Information on many of these projects is listed below.

AFRICA – EAST

Countries: Select Sub-Saharan African Countries and Libya
Implementer: Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA)
Amount: $825,000
Duration: 8/1/20217/31/2024
Description: This project is supporting the expansion of CIJA’s operations into Libya and select Sub-Saharan African countries to investigate the networks associated with the Islamic State’s organized exploitation of migrants and trafficking in persons. CIJA supports the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking offenses by the Islamic State and related terrorist organizations through the collection and preservation of evidence of trafficking of adults and children.

Countries: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelle, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 4/1/2019 – 3/31/2025
Description: UNODC is working to improve regional cooperation and coordination on trafficking in persons in Eastern Africa through the development and implementation of a regional plan of action to combat human trafficking. Additionally, UNODC is assisting states to draft and adopt anti-trafficking legislation, implementing regulations, and national action plans.

Country: Ethiopia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,900,000
Duration: 3/1/20208/31/2025
Description: IOM is strengthening the capacity of the national task force to implement the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), establishing a centralized data management system for the NRM as well as a toll-free hotline to report human trafficking cases, and upgrading two local NGO shelters to provide services for victims of transnational and internal trafficking. IOM is supporting the National and Regional Task Force to address internal trafficking in its 2020-2025 National Action Plan. IOM is training NRM members on screening interviews, referrals, and case management, culminating in the rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of internal and transnational trafficking.

Country: Ethiopia
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2024
Description: UNODC is strengthening the capacity of the Witness Protection Directorate to effectively provide victim and witness assistance and protection in human trafficking cases; operationalizing the National Referral Mechanism Standard Operating Procedure victim-witness protection processes and procedures through the delivery of specialized training for law enforcement officials; and developing specialized skills within the Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Unit to investigate and prosecute internal child trafficking.

Country: Ethiopia
Implementer: The Freedom Fund (FF)
Amount: $11,000,000
Duration: 10/1/20196/30/2025
Description: The Freedom Fund is making progress towards substantially and measurably reducing the prevalence of domestic servitude amongst women and girls in Ethiopia and in the migration corridor to the Middle East. After having strengthened the evidence on the prevalence, causes and consequences of child trafficking within Ethiopia with a focus on domestic servitude, the project will work towards reducing the prevalence of internal domestic servitude experienced by girls and transnational domestic servitude experienced by Ethiopian women and girls. Freedom Fund will support sub-grantees to positively influence the behavior of key stakeholders, including recruiters, and enforce the government action to reduce domestic servitude amongst Ethiopian girls; and enable survivor-centered and trauma-informed support and reintegration services to children and adults, including those returning from the Middle East.

Country: Kenya
Implementer: Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB)
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 8/1/20217/31/2024
Description: LWOB is assisting in the establishment of a specialized prosecution unit within the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) to combat commercial and online child sexual exploitation. Additionally, LWOB is developing a human trafficking data collection and reporting mechanism to improve data collection use and analysis to support victim identification, referrals, and criminal justice.

Country: Kenya and Uganda
Implementer: IOM
Amount: $2,335,471
Duration: 10/1/2022 – 9/30/2024
Description: Working with human trafficking survivors, IOM will employ a community-based model to create resilience to human trafficking caused by climate change through livelihood support, developing community structures that increase access to socio-economic services, fostering behavior change, and using a unique prevalence model detailing links between climate change and human trafficking. The program will support climate smart enterprises, conduct vocational trainings with job placements for human trafficking survivors affected by climate change, and provide essential comprehensive protection services to human trafficking survivors. The program will pilot a range of interventions through a phased approach and refine a randomized controlled trial to build the evidence on what works to reduce human trafficking amid climate change.

Country: Madagascar
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $2,000,000
Duration: 8/1/2021 7/31/2024
Description: UNODC is working with the Government of Madagascar to establish and operationalize human trafficking investigation and prosecution units to effectively detect, investigate, and prosecute trafficking in persons and child sex tourism; strengthen the national centralized data collection and reporting mechanism; and strengthen international cooperation in criminal justice matters.

Country: Tanzania
Implementer: New York University (NYU)
Amount: 1,300,000
Duration: 5/1/20229/30/2026
Description: This project seeks to reduce trafficking for domestic work Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam Tanzania through predeparture awareness raising know your rights campaigns and the organization and education of community-based organizations to assist victims.

Country: Uganda
Implementer: The Human Trafficking Institute (HTI)
Amount: $1,145,000
Duration: 4/1/2019 – 6/30/2025
Description: HTI is working to increase the number of victim-centered human trafficking investigations and prosecutions by creating a Trafficking in Persons Training Academy for designated criminal justice practitioners; establishing a human trafficking data collection and reporting mechanism, and providing case consultation on individual investigations and prosecutions through in-person and remote guidance on investigative methods, review of evidence, and guidance on prosecution strategies. HTI develops specialized skills to improve the Ugandan response to prosecuting traffickers by delivering an intensive two-week training academy for designated trafficking in persons criminal justice practitioners and by embedding an experienced attorney in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to work with these dedicated officials. The outcomes aim to increase the capacity of authorities to identify, investigate, and prosecute human trafficking cases, thereby leading to an increase in trafficker accountability, serving as a deterrent to potential traffickers and preventing traffickers from exploiting more individuals.

Country: Tanzania
Implementer: Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB)
Amount: $1,095,000
Duration: 3/19/2023 – 9/30/2026
Description: LWOB will build on UK-funded efforts to operationalize the recently established Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Task Force (AHTCP-TF) in mainland Tanzania and the Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) unit in Zanzibar through ongoing case consultation and mentoring, as well as establish and capacitate regional sub-units/task forces with dedicated investigators and prosecutors to ensure more human trafficking cases are detected, investigated, and successfully prosecuted. LWOB’s strong partnership with both key government stakeholders, as well as local NGOs makes it well-positioned to continue strengthening capabilities to identify, investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes.

Country: Ethiopia
Implementer: Population Council
Amount: $3,303,000
Duration: 10/1/2023 – 9/30/2027
Description: Population Council proposes to use IDR to combat forced begging of people with disabilities (PWD) in Addis Ababa, Tigray, and Amhara, Ethiopia. They will work with local partners Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development and Ethiopian Lawyers with Disabilities Association. Their intervention, which will be informed by persons with lived experience of this type of trafficking, will be piloted over 18-20 months during which partners will undertake assessments of cost and impact. At the end, they will assess the merits of adapting or scaling up the intervention. They will share findings with the local community in-person and will prepare papers documenting recommendations and lessons learned.


AFRICA – SOUTH & CENTRAL

Country: Lesotho
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,095,000
Duration: 8/3/2023 – 1/31/2026
Description: The project seeks to build the capacity of the government and civil society stakeholders at the national and district level to prosecute TIP cases and protect victims through joint criminal justice trainings and mentorship, strengthening of national and district level coordination structures, improving access to services for survivors, and supporting transit monitoring in key hotspots.

Countries: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia
Implementer: Love Justice International (LJI)
Amount: $2,124,000
Duration: 10/1/2020 – 12/30/2024
Description: LJI is implementing a new approach to observe and take direct action to halt human trafficking in progress, identify perpetrators, and gain intelligence to support the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators. The project is focusing on preventing trafficking by intervening at the point of transit to ensure victims do not reach the point of exploitation. LJI also is working to improve comprehensive services for identified victims and increase the number of systematized, victim-centered human trafficking investigations and prosecutions.

Country: Malawi
Implementer: Plan International
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2025
Description: This project works in Lilongwe, Mwanza, Mulanje – three hotspots for intra-country TIP – to strengthen the capacity of front-line actors; refine and align national level policies and programming; bolster support services to survivors; and link community, district, and national level initiatives.

Country: South Africa
Implementer: Washington University
Amount: $1,537,191
Duration: 10/01/2022 – 06/30/2024
Description: Washington University will address trafficking through the lens of public health by developing locally-adapted core standards of care (CSC) for use by the South African Government, NGOs, and services providers in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Additionally, they will develop a TIP Response Provider Toolkit for use by service providers. Washington University will also develop heatmaps to better understand risk vulnerabilities and resource allocation in both Johannesburg and Cape Town that will bolster their approach.

Country: Zimbabwe, Malawi, & Zambia
Implementer: University of Georgia (UGA)
Amount: $2,200,065
Duration: 10/1/2022- 3/31/2024
Description: The University of Georgia will implement a program designed to improve the financial inclusion of young adult survivors of labor trafficking and those at most risk of labor trafficking ages 16-35 in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi. The program will create and strengthen financial savings groups for survivors returning from South Africa and vulnerable youth considering moving to South Africa. The program will engage with local youth and young adult agencies, as well as think tanks, to increase the chances of systemic transformation and sustainability. The effectiveness of the interventions will be measured through a randomized controlled trial that will include prevalence estimates for each country as an outcome indicator.

Country: South Africa
Implementer: Human Trafficking Institute
Amount: $1,300,000
Duration: 4/1/2023 – 3/31/2026
Description: This project will bolster the response to combating human trafficking in South Africa by working alongside the government from within the criminal justice system in a long-term partnership, providing day-to-day technical assistance to ensure policies and procedures are institutionalized within criminal justice system agencies.

Country: Burundi
Implementer: The National Federation of Associations Engaged in Children’s Welfare (FENADEB)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 10/1/2023 – 1/31/2026
Description: The project seeks to equip community-based stakeholders with the knowledge and tools to identify and refer victims of trafficking, identify hotspots and sensitize the community to human trafficking, and provide services to victims of trafficking including reintegration support. The project will work closely with the National Commission Against Trafficking in Persons to create sustainable change to protect victims of trafficking and collaborate with anti-trafficking stakeholders.


AFRICA – WEST

Country: Burkina Faso
Implementer: Plan International USA
Amount: $2,075,000
Duration: 5/1/2021 – 4/30/2024
Description: Plan International is providing comprehensive, survivor-informed services to child trafficking survivors and building the capacity of key actors to prevent and respond to trafficking. The project is focusing on support for children 10-18 years old in areas with a high prevalence of child trafficking due to recruitment from violent extremist groups, in the Cascades, Boucle du Mouhoun, and Northern regions.

Country: Cabo Verde
Implementer: International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Amount: $1,350,000
Duration: 6/1/20215/30/2024
Description: ICMPD is building the capacity of the National Observatory for Monitoring and Rapid Identification of Human Trafficking Situations (Observatory), which is mandated to convene the main anti-trafficking stakeholders and coordinate anti-trafficking efforts in Cabo Verde. ICMPD is refining the roles and responsibilities of the Observatory members, supporting the development and implementation a National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the protection of victims, developing a training of trainers course for the NRM and SOPs, and supporting a comprehensive study on human trafficking and child sexual exploitation.

Country: Guinea, Senegal, and Sierra Leone
Implementer: The University of Georgia (UGA)
Amount: $19,750,000
Duration: 10/1/20199/30/2025
Description: UGA is working to reduce the prevalence of child sex trafficking in Guinea, Senegal, and Sierra Leone by conducting targeted prevalence baselines and developing programming that builds on this research.

Country: Nigeria
Implementer: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Amount: $2,324,232
Duration: 10/1/2022 9/30/2024
Description: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) aims to support the Nigerian government to reduce sex trafficking by establishing an Embedded Evidence Lab within the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). The goal of the Embedded Evidence Lab is to create an internal capacity within NAPTIP to collect and act on high-quality data to design, adapt, and more effectively target government programs to address human trafficking. IPA will assist NAPTIP in conducting a prevalence baseline study, developing and implementing interventions, and creating a culture of victim-centered and trauma informed approaches through female, male, and LGBTQI+ survivor networks.

Countries: Nigeria & Liberia
Implementer: Freedom Fund
Amount: $2,032,000
Duration: 7/1/2022 – 12/31/2024
Description: This project is developing targeted interventions to reduce the prevalence of exploitative child domestic work; pilot-testing the interventions; and using the evidence to articulate an intervention model for local and regional stakeholders to reduce abuses and exploitation in child domestic work.

Country: Niger
Implementer: Anti-Slavery International (ASI)
Amount: $3,600,000 ($1.8M in Tranche 1&2)
Duration: 3/19/2023 – 3/31/2026 (36mos)
Description: Anti-Slavery International (ASI) is researching, testing, and scaling up approaches that are effective in reducing forced child begging. This evidence will establish effective strategies to end forced child begging and safeguard children.

Country: Cote d’Ivoire
Implementer: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 6/1/2023 – 5/31/2024
Description: The University of Massachusetts Lowell will conduct a prevalence study that will provide formative qualitative research, which will inform CPC Partnership program areas and promote high-impact intervention activities to be carried out by CPC implementing partners. The TIP Office will use up to $1,000,000 from the Child Protection Partnership allocation to support this study.

Country: Nigeria and Ghana
Implementer: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM)
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 10/1/2022 – 5/31/2024
Description: Enhanced reintegration support to equip survivors of trafficking wishing to pursue entrepreneurship with the foundation to achieve sustainable livelihoods.

Country: Nigeria
Implementer: BBC Media Action (BBCMA)
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 9/15/2023 – 9/14/2025
Description: In this new project, BBCMA, an independent charity, will conduct a media campaign to achieve systemic change at the social, institutional, and individual level by shifting deep-rooted social attitudes that make young women and girls vulnerable to sex trafficking in Edo state; strengthening the media in Edo state to create awareness around sex trafficking through survivor-informed approaches; and empowering women and girls to make more informed decisions that improve their outcomes related to migration and economic opportunities.

Country: Nigeria
Implementer: Pathfinder’s Justice Initiative (PJI)
Amount: $725,000
Duration: 10/1/2023 – 9/30/2026
Description: In this new project, PJI will provide tailored direct services to 1,000 women and girls vulnerable to trafficking in Edo State. PJI will also develop a service-provision toolkit and an expansion model for service providers across Nigeria to adapt to the changing nature of trafficking.

Country: Côte d’Ivoire
Implementer: Save the Children (SC)
Amount: $6,216,500
Duration: 9/11/2023 – 8/31/2028
Description: In this new project, Save the Children will partner with two Ivorian nongovernmental organizations, Dignity and Rights for Children in Côte d’Ivoire and the National Association of Jurist Women, as well as the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children to build the capacity of Ivorian justice-sector actors, improve case management of child sex-trafficking cases, and strengthen anti-trafficking coordination. SC will gather stakeholders to finalize the implementation plans with their input and hold workshops to update and adapt as needed. Further, SC is currently undertaking behavioral science studies in Côte d’Ivoire surrounding child labor in the cocoa industry and plans to adapt this model for prevention efforts surrounding child trafficking. SC will ensure that strategic frameworks, standard operating procedures, and the national referral mechanism are uniform, coordinated, victim-centered, and implemented across key geographical areas in Côte d’Ivoire to benefit survivors and prevent future child trafficking.


EAST ASIA & THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

Countries: Laborers along the BRI

Implementer: China Labor Watch, Inc. (CLW) – 2 of 2
Amount: $600,000
Duration: 10/01/2023 – 09/30/2025
Description: In this project, CLW will work directly with overseas Chinese migrant workers most affected by forced labor in various Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, many of whom have been stranded in BRI projects abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will neither support nor promote the BRI, and instead will provide services to victims who worked or are working as part of the BRI. Furthermore, this project will raise awareness of China’s escalated human trafficking, and particularly forced labor operations, in BRI projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. CLW will provide training to trafficking victims, provide guidance on securing healthcare and COVID-19 vaccines, collaborate with the media to expose the trafficking crimes in BRI projects, and help labor trafficking victims to escape from exploiters, regaining their freedom. Funding for this project will enable CLW to collect evidence through two on-site visits to meet with victims and conduct groundbreaking research to better understand the extent and impact of forced labor along the Belt and Road Initiative.

Countries: Laborers along the BRI
Implementer: China Labor Watch, Inc. (CLW) – 1 of 2
Amount: $600,000
Duration: 10/01/2021 – 12/31/2023
Description: In this project, CLW will work directly with overseas Chinese migrant workers most affected by forced labor in various Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, many of whom have been stranded in BRI projects abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will neither support nor promote the BRI, and instead will provide services to victims who worked or are working as part of the BRI. Furthermore, this project will raise awareness of China’s escalated human trafficking, and particularly forced labor operations, in BRI projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. CLW will provide training to trafficking victims, provide guidance on securing healthcare and COVID-19 vaccines, collaborate with the media to expose the trafficking crimes in BRI projects, and help labor trafficking victims to escape from exploiters, regaining their freedom. Funding for this project will enable CLW to collect evidence through two on-site visits to meet with victims and conduct groundbreaking research to better understand the extent and impact of forced labor along the Belt and Road Initiative.

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $2,095,000
Duration: 6/1/2022 – 5/31/2026
Description: IOM is contributing to the coordinated efforts of Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to combat trafficking in persons through strengthened survivor protection and services for all forms of trafficking. This is achieved through enhanced victim identification, demand driven delivery of services and reintegration options in provinces along Thailand-Cambodia border: Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Odder Meanchey and Koh Kong. The improvement in victim identification rates is measured by comparing available data from government and non-government actors. The quality of services and reintegration options are assessed by effectiveness of cooperation between actors and by the number of governmental and non-governmental actors participating in the counter trafficking in persons efforts.

Country: Laos
Implementer: The Asia Foundation (TAF)
Amount: $1,400,000
Duration: 3/1/202011/30/2024
Description: TAF is working with the four primary shelters in Laos to support the long-term economic empowerment and mobilization of victims of human trafficking, as well as expand its current work with Laos’ Ministry of Justice on human trafficking-related trainings for village mediation units. These efforts include connecting village networks and mediation units with provincial and district legal aid offices to increase victims’ access to justice and legal assistance. This project assists Laos in establishing a structure that would provide meaningful assistance to victims in a culturally appropriate manner.

Country: Laos
Implementer: Village Focus International
Amount: $834,750
Duration: 10/01/2021-09/30/2025
Description: In Laos, more than 200,000 migrants have returned from Thailand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite border closures, thousands of migrants continue to make the trek home to Laos each day. Upon returning, migrants are processed through under-resourced governmental Quarantine Centers, which lack both the capacity to identify victims of trafficking and the resources to provide support to survivors. Funding for this project will directly increase the capacity of front-line Laotian stakeholders by establishing COVID-19 Task Force Committees at the Quarantine Centers. At least 270 Health Care officials, Labor and Social Welfare officials, Immigration Police, Soldiers, and other key officials will be trained in human trafficking victim identification, data documentation, and service referral strategies. This project will be implemented with substantial cost-share from Village Focus International.

Countries: Malaysia and the Philippines
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 7/15/20217/14/2024
Description: IJM is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to improve the quality of its online sexual exploitation of children referrals to law enforcement in Malaysia and the Philippines, bringing about stronger criminal cases. IJM is also working directly with relevant government officials in Malaysia and the Philippines to improve their capacity to combat this crime.

Country: Mongolia / CPC
Implementer: World Vision
Amount: $5,500,000
Duration: 10/1/2020 – 11/30/2024
Description: World Vision will support the U.S. commitments outlined in the CPC Partnership, an agreement that was developed jointly with the Government of Mongolia to support enhanced and more effective efforts to address child trafficking. Building on the strong foundation of the Mongolian government’s anti-trafficking efforts, WV works to achieve improved, sustainable policies and practices that ensure effective interagency coordination and collaboration on child trafficking efforts; hold perpetrators of child trafficking criminally accountable; provide comprehensive and trauma-informed protective services for child victims; and prevent child trafficking from occurring. A cost and time extension supporting World Vision in its efforts under the U.S.-Mongolia Child Protection Compact Partnership to increase capacity and collaboration of the government, civil society, and private sector stakeholders to strengthen the Government of Mongolia’s efforts to effectively prosecute and convict child traffickers.

Country: The Philippines
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $690,000.00
Duration: 9/30/2022 – 9/30/2024
Description: This project is focusing on OSEC Prevention and Protection in Luzon and Visayas in the Covid-19 Context.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Amount: $1,440,000
Duration: 6/1/202211/30/2025
Description: This program is equipping the Government of Thailand’s frontline officials to correctly and consistently identify and investigate forced labor/labor trafficking cases in line with Thailand’s trafficking in persons law and in a trauma-informed, victim-centered manner.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: FOCUS-TRAFCORD
Amount: $590,000
Duration: 3/1/20233/1/2026
Description: The Foundation of Child Understanding (FOCUS-TRAFCORD) will enable frontline multidisciplinary Thai, Myanmar, and Laotian agencies on the Thai/Myanmar/Laotian border to identify and provide protection to migrant workers who are victims of, or at serious risk of, human trafficking by providing training in these skills to multidisciplinary teams, raising awareness through social media campaigns and video production, and by providing direct social and legal assistance to victims.

Country: Vietnam
Implementer: Blue Dragon
Amount: $1,460,000
Duration: 7/15/2022 – 8/14/2025
Description: This project is expanding earlier efforts made through a TIP Office’s Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS) grant to help increase victim protection in Vietnam, with a particular emphasis on improving interagency collaboration on combatting trafficking in persons at the provincial level.

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 4/1/2023 – 3/31/2028
Description: ICMEC will increase victim identification by supporting the creation of, training for, and provision of software/hardware equipment for three dedicated police units focused on online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in Jakarta, East Java, and Bali. The project builds on ICMEC’s TIP Office eLearning on Demand grant by translating on-demand training material into Bahasa. It also builds a Train-the-Trainer program within the Indonesian National Police to ensure sustainability for the three OCSE units. And the project aims to increase public awareness of how to keep children safe while online working in collaboration with these new police units.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: New York University (NYU)
Amount: $3,998,275
Duration: 10/1/2023 – 9/30/2027
Description: This four-year, $3,998,275 IDR project would develop innovative counter sex-trafficking intervention activities that address gaps to support populations that remain underserved and vulnerable to sex trafficking in Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand, such as men and boys. The proposed project would research the population and context and use that information to co-design, pilot, and refine activities that increase access to safer work opportunities and develop a targeted, systemic intervention that: (1) fosters physical and psychological safety; (2) diversifies the range of available livelihood opportunities; and (3) addresses the individual-level impacts of broader systemic stigma and discrimination that create enhanced vulnerabilities to sex trafficking, particularly among marginalized groups such as LBGTQI+ individuals. NYU will partner with University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), and several strong local organizations to carry out the proposed project.


EUROPE & EURASIA

Country: Regional (Romania, Bulgaria)
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 8/1/2023 – 7/30/2026
Description: Building on IJM’s current project in Romania, IJM will work collaboratively with governmental, non-governmental and grassroots stakeholders to ensure the protection of Ukrainian refugees and other vulnerable populations from human trafficking, including the Roma population, boys, men, and LGBTQI+ in Romania and Bulgaria. The project aims to 1) Increase identification of trafficking victims and provide comprehensive trauma-informed protection services; 2) increase community-based prevention, actionable leads, and referrals for improved criminal justice investigations and victim identification; and 3) increase sustainable multi-sector partnerships to improve coordination of victim-centered investigations and prosecutions. The project will focus on the geographical areas of Bucharest, Constanța, and Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Varna and Sofia, Bulgaria, where there are high concentrations of refugees.

Country: Ukraine
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 9/1/2022 – 8/30/2024
Description: This project will meet the urgent need for prevention awareness-raising activities and protection assistance to trafficking victims or those vulnerable to trafficking due to the invasion of Ukraine, such as forcefully displaced persons, including Ukrainians forced to flee the country, those internally displaced, stranded third party country nationals, and vulnerable Ukrainians remaining in place.

Countries: Southeastern Europe (Albania, Moldova, Montenegro, and North Macedonia, Serbia)
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $1,750,000
Duration: 5/1/20214/30/2024
Description: UNODC is conducting national reviews and analysis of recent human trafficking cases to map factors and weaknesses that contributed to cases being inadequately investigated, prosecuted, and adjudicated. UNODC is developing findings, thematic recommendations, and training plans to improve victim-centered and trauma-informed investigations and prosecutions in each country. UNODC is also conducting multi-disciplinary national and regional trainings and workshops for law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, and other actors, and developing and adopting a regional mentoring plan with mentor countries.

Country: Armenia
Implementer: World Vision
Amount: $950,000
Duration: 7/1/20216/30/2024
Description: World Vision is increasing proactive efforts to identify and provide protection to trafficking victims in Armenia, including children exploited in state childcare institutions. The project team is engaging partners to develop Standard Operating Procedures and indicators of forced labor and sex trafficking for victim identification and for reporting and referral of the crimes. World Vision is also developing training curricula and implementing training on trafficking in persons for Community Social Workers.

Country: Moldova
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,426,445
Duration: 2/1/20191/30/2024
Description: IOM is working to strengthen national capacities to identify and provide tailored assistance on identifying potential victims of human trafficking and ensuring that long-term reintegration options are consolidated and expanded to facilitate safe, dignified, and productive reintegration into society. The project is working to improve comprehensive services for human trafficking victims by supporting the Government of Moldova and civil society efforts to ensure that trafficking victims are included in assistance programs and by piloting reintegration services for male victims of trafficking.

Country: Romania
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 10/1/2020 – 9/30/2024
Description: IJM is supporting the Romanian criminal justice system and other actors to address cases of human trafficking in a victim-centered, multi-disciplinary manner, by the following: 1) Strengthening the capacity of criminal justice system actors to employ victim-sensitive, multi-disciplinary techniques to identify, investigate, and prosecute cases of human trafficking; 2) Developing government champions and key influencers who will strengthen policies for victim protection and compensation and will support funding for the national strategy/action plans; and 3) Strengthening the quality of essential social services through increasing coordination between key frontline service providers and improving trauma-informed approaches to service provision.

Country: Moldova
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 4/1/2023 – 3/31/2026 (35mos)
Description: IOM Moldova will support local case management and investigation actors to improve their operations through collaborating around good practices and facilitating exchange of experience between regional experts. Thus, IOM Moldova is uniquely positioned to address these needs for prevention and protection of human trafficking victims and (potential) victims to include: Improving local actors’ prevention capacities through better access to information and community-level identification and referral pathways, with a special attention to low literacy groups and vulnerable local communities. As well as Incentivizing participation of VoTs in victim-centered, trauma-informed investigation and judicial proceedings by supporting victim protection coordinators at state-run shelters and strengthening cooperation between victims and Government of Moldova officials during investigations and judicial proceedings.


NEAR EAST ASIA

Country: Morocco
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,250,000
Duration: 7/31/2023 – 7/31/2024
Description: IOM will lead the three UN organizations (IOM, UNODC and the International Labour Organization [ILO]) in Morocco to improve the detection, referral, protection and reintegration of victims of trafficking. IOM aims to provide direct assistance to 90 identified victims, with reintegration of 62 domestic victims and the assisted voluntary return and reintegration of 28 foreign victims. UNODC will focus on strengthening the Government of Morocco’s identification of victims and protect them during the investigative and prosecution phase; the ILO will help with the reintegration of survivors through vocational training and expansion of employment skills; and IOM will focus on its wheelhouse of providing protective services, including shelter and assisted voluntary return.

Country: Algeria
Implementer: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 5/1/2022 – 5/15/2025
Description: This project is assisting the Algerian government to develop and implement SOPs to guide efforts to screen for and identify victims, as well as working through a train-the-trainer approach to assist social and health care workers in dealing with potential victims.

Country: Egypt
Implementer: International Labor Organization (ILO)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 6/16/20216/15/2024
Description: ILO is strengthening the identification of victims by working with the government and local NGO partners. The organization is collaborating with the government to produce guidebooks and curriculum to help ensure labor inspectors and other first responders can better identify instances of trafficking and the victims of the crime. ILO will also advocate and provide technical assistance to amend the existing labor law to include labor protections for Egyptian and foreign domestic workers. The program also creates a fund to expand the number of shelters available to victims, will train shelter staff on how to care for victims, and will expand civil society capacity to offer vocational training and other economic reintegration services to identified victims.

Country: Tunisia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 4/1/20194/30/2024
Description: IOM is enhancing the capacities of the government to identify, assist, and protect victims of trafficking based on anti-trafficking legislation, through a national training program on protection and assistance to victims of trafficking. They are also improving the implementation of formal procedures to screen and identify trafficking victims among vulnerable groups.

Country: Tunisia
Implementer: University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Amount: $1,455,419
Duration: 10/01/20219/30/2026
Description: The University of Massachusetts received $1,455,419 million for their project focused on reducing human trafficking among domestic workers in Tunisia by building the capacity of justice sector professionals and providing trauma-informed services for survivors. The program focuses on training and capacity-building for policymakers, legal professionals, local stakeholders, and civil society organizations, as well as an information-sharing campaign for policymakers.

Country: Gulf Regional (Bahrain, Kuwait, and United Arab Emirates)
Implementer: International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF)
Amount: $1,650,000
Duration: 3/20/2023 – 3/31/2026 (36 mos)
Description: This project will bring leading labor justice organizations and their networks to target legal and social conditions that facilitate forced labor in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries which contribute to human trafficking and which put workers at risk of exploitation. Partners’ research will identify effective leverage points for advocacy, country-level opportunities, the potential for systemic impact across the region, prominent origin countries, and other factors. ILRF will develop focused campaigning and advocacy, ultimately distilling key recommendations and lessons for creating pressure for systemic change across the GCC. Modeled after the Cotton Campaign, the coalition will draw on their collective experience to create a similar model for change to combat exceptional rates of trafficking, forced labor and other forms of labor exploitation in the gulf region.

Country: Iraq
Implementer: Heartland Alliance International (HAI)
Amount: $1,560,000
Duration: 3/20/2023 – 3/31/2026 (36mos)
Description: HAI will build on its current TIP Office supported programming, including the NGO Anti-Trafficking National Network, to coordinate identification, referral, and provision of services to victims of human trafficking. HAI proposes to provide survivors of human trafficking with mental health/psychosocial services and would also provide survivors with legal assistance and shelter services on as-needed basis. HAI has had a good experience coordinating with SEED Foundation, with the organizations cross-referring cases to their respective territories (Federal Iraq [HAI] versus Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) [SEED]).

Country: Iraq
Implementer: SEED Foundation
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 4/1/2023 – 3/31/2026 (35mos)
Description: SEED, working in the Kurdish region, will provide comprehensive case management services to survivors of human trafficking as well as direct shelter, legal and psychosocial services, and legal assistance. SEED will also continue its work with the KRG authorities to increase the awareness of human trafficking among first responders and ensure that they are providing victim-centered and trauma-informed care.


SOUTH & CENTRAL ASIA

Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
Implementer: The Legal Center for Women’s Initiatives “Sana Sezim
Amount: $1,250,000
Duration: 4/1/2019 – 3/31/2024
Description: Under the leadership of Sana Sezim, a local NGO based, the project is creating a network of organizations across the country to collectively strengthen national trafficking legislation, conduct information campaigns, and provide legal assistance to victims of trafficking.

Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 10/01/202109/30/2024
Description: UNODC is strengthening anti-trafficking efforts in Central Asia by developing training for law enforcement to proactively identify trafficking victims, enhance partnerships with prosecutors and judges, and respond to new developments in the Kyrgyzstani criminal code as noted in the 2020 TIP report.  This project will promote transnational collaboration between law enforcement parties in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to identify and protect Kyrgyzstani and other vulnerable migrants in Central Asia.  This project also includes the establishment of an informal law enforcement network.  To advance these training efforts, UNODC will work to develop scalable Russian language training materials for law enforcement that incorporates victim-centered/trauma-informed approaches.

Country: Uzbekistan
Implementer: IOM
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 05/01/2022 – 4/30/2025
Description: This project provides initial victim-centered psychosocial services in government shelters while outlining a plan to identify local resources and enhance partner government ownership.

Country: Kazakhstan
Implementer: Winrock International
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 4/1/2023 – 3/31/2026
Description: This project responds to the immediate needs of furthering child protection in Kazakhstan due to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Winrock International proposes a multi-tiered approach increasing local, oblast, and national-level coordination, reviewing and updating existing policies and resources, and enabling the integration of specific child-protection focused improvements to Kazakhstan’s approach to combating human trafficking, including minimum standards of care and the referral process. This project will fully integrate survivor-input and includes the creation of a Survivor Advisory. Project objectives and activities are informed by ongoing research conducted on children of migrant laborers co-funded by Winrock and USAID and leverage best practices from a UNICEF pilot.


South Asia

Country: Bangladesh
Implementer: Winrock International
Amount: $8,138,449
Duration: 10/1/2022-7/31/2026
Description: Winrock International aims to reduce human trafficking among those who are living in areas impacted by climate change, particularly in the farming and fishing industries. The program will conduct research to better understand the link between climate change and human trafficking, as well as integrate anti-trafficking policies into existing government plans to address climate change. The program will also build the capacity of selected farmers and fishers who are highly vulnerable to being exploited by traffickers to adopt climate smart agriculture and aquaculture practices and will also link them to job placement and skills trainings outside of agriculture and aquaculture. Using a phased approach, the project will conduct a randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of methods to reduce human trafficking stemming from climate change.

Country: India
Implementer: (ICMEC)
Amount: $1,540,000
Duration: 5/1/2022 – 4/30/2026
Description: This project replicates ICMEC’s successful partnership model with Indian law enforcement to create and support Online Child Sexual Exploitation Stand-Alone Police Units.

Country: India
Implementer: Justice Ventures International (JVI)
Amount: $850,754
Duration: 10/1/2019 – 9/30/2024
Description: JVI is establishing justice hubs – small centers composed of legal, protection, and social services staff to conduct casework and mobilize the legal community to fight injustice, including human trafficking, in India. The hubs also serve as walk-in resource centers where trafficking victims and other vulnerable individuals, NGOs, and their lawyers can gain access to information and technology. JVI is working closely with a wide range of NGOs fighting human trafficking in Delhi, East Champaran (Bihar), Gaya (Bihar), Purnea (Bihar), and Murshidabad (West Bengal).

Country: India
Implementer: New York University (NYU)
Amount: $5,500,000
Duration: 10/1/2022 – 3/31/2027
Description: The $5,500,000, five-year intervention implemented by New York University in India will leverage Community Health Workers (CHWs) recruited from the Denotified and Nomadic Tribe (DNT) communities to identify trafficking victims, assist them in accessing identity documents and government support (education, livelihoods, health insurance, housing, etc.). The CHWs will be responsible for facilitating contact with trafficking-victim service advocates, including legal advice, alternative income, vocational training and other education, housing, economic support, and other social services.  The project will use a cluster-based randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of the proposed interventions across 40 pairs of DNT hamlets.

Country: Pakistan
Implementer: Johns Hopkins
Amount: $ 1,599,972
Duration: 10/01/20219/30/2025
Description: Johns Hopkins proposed a unique program design to address labor trafficking in the brick kiln industry, incorporating a randomized control trial. The specific interventions include: registration and formalization of brick kiln industries and workers (Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) registration, birth registration for children of brick kiln workers, and Sindh Employee Social Security Institutions (SESSI) enrollment); 2) provision and access to legal aid for workers in debt bondage; 3) provision of non-formal education for children and occupational health and safety support and education; and 4) provision of awareness-raising and capacity building trainings and workshops for stakeholders. Four randomly selected sites in Sindh Province will receive intervention that targets brick kiln workers with direct services along with awareness-raising and capacity-building activities for law enforcement, bar associations, trade unions, and other key stakeholders.

Country: Sri Lanka
Implementer: IOM
Amount: $1,130,000
Duration: 5/1/20224/30/2025
Description: This project will build on previous efforts in-country with a focus on further increasing the capacity of the Government of Sri Lanka to implement its new National Strategic Action Plan (NSAP).

Country: India
Implementer: ECPAT LUXEMBOURG
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 4/1/2023 – 3/31/2027
Description: This project scales ECPAT’s current TIP Office funded initiative in Goa State, which has assisted 246 child trafficking survivors and trained more than 1,200 government officials, service providers, and other stakeholders. ECPAT will use a multi-tiered approach that reinforces the capacity of community to national level stakeholders to tackle child sex trafficking more effectively. Interventions also include concerted coordination between source-destination stakeholders at the state, national and regional level.

Country: Bangladesh
Implementer: Freedom Fund
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 5/1/2023 – 4/30/2027
Description: Freedom Fund will leverage multiple research and evidence-based interventions to form a reintegration strategy that will be disseminated in coordination with stakeholders. This includes: 1. A tracer study involving survivors that will assess the rate of reintegration and re-trafficking; 2. Action research exploring the gaps in the rehabilitation and reintegration services currently available; and 3. Normative change campaign to reach more than 1 million people. The project includes direct interventions to provide comprehensive reintegration services to more than 590 children exploited by traffickers, utilizing an individualized case management system. Freedom Fund leverages local-level partnerships with front-line NGOs and will provide training and funds to more than 185 survivor leaders. Survivors are central to this program’s design and will continue to provide oversight and feedback on a quarterly basis.

Country: Nepal
Implementer: The Asia Foundation
Amount: $1,270,000
Duration: 10/1/2023 – 3/31/2026
Description: The TIP Office will post a Notice of Funding Opportunity calling for applications to conduct a Formative Research Assessment in Nepal. This formative research study will gather information on child trafficking victims in Nepal and define its characteristics, determine how to access the affected populations, and identify the needs, perspectives, and priorities of the community (i.e., knowledge gaps) that assist in developing and implementing culturally and geographically appropriate program interventions. Formative research examines the community of interest’s perspectives, their behaviors and perceptions, and the factors which influence those behaviors. The TIP Office will use the in-depth research to inform future TIP Office programs in Nepal.

Country: Nepal
Implementer: La Isla Network
Amount: $3,999,305
Duration: 10/1/2023 – 9/30/2027
Description: The La Isla Network IDR project will focus on combatting trafficking of Nepali Labor Migrants in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), the Nepal Development Society, and Bournemouth University. They will conduct research to gain a deeper understanding of the context and co-develop interventions with relevant stakeholders. They will pilot an intervention to support migrants at the various possible points of vulnerability to trafficking, from providing predeparture training to increasing safer work conditions, to improving access to care and services upon return. Once complete, they will disseminate findings through articles, stakeholder workshops, and policy and plain language briefs.


WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Countries: Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $4,120,000
Duration: 10/1/20199/30/2024
Project Description: The TIP Office has invested $3.12 million to enhance the regional criminal justice response to human trafficking among migration flows involving Venezuelans by working in eight countries across South America and the Caribbean at regional and local levels to identify victims, prosecute human trafficking cases, and prevent the crime. Over three years the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is building capacity to improve victim identification and national referral mechanisms, sharing information with judicial authorities about criminal networks and individuals associated with human trafficking, and strengthening international coordination and cooperation by promoting new investigations and prosecutions through establishing liaisons between national coordination mechanisms and judicial authorities focused on human trafficking.

Country: Regional (Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico)
Implementer: Pan American Development Fund (PADF)
Amount: $3,500,000
Duration: 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2025
Description: This program seeks to develop a multi-country strategy to improve capacity to identify victims of TIP and enhance protocols, processes, and strategies to protect migrants and other vulnerable individuals.

Country: Belize
Implementer: RET International
Amount: $1,390,000
Duration: 7/1/20216/30/2025
Description: RET International is coordinating with the Government of Belize to develop Standard Operating Procedures to strengthen the institutional capacity of existing shelters to support and care for trafficking victims. RET International is also partnering with the government and civil society to create a task force and implement effective coordinated efforts in combating human trafficking.

Country: Brazil
Implementer: The Freedom Fund
Amount: $1,300,000
Duration: 10/01/20219/30/2025
Description: Freedom Fund received $1.3 million to focus on efforts to reduce child sex trafficking in Recife and Olinda, Brazil. This project will promote government and civil society coordination in preventing child sex trafficking, develop and share evidence on the prevalence of child sex trafficking with multi-sectoral partners, and increase child protection through comprehensive survivor-informed care and prevention efforts.

Country: Brazil
Implementer: Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS)
Amount: $5,000,000
Duration: 10/01/2021 – 9/30/2024
Description: In 2021, GFEMS received $5,000,000 for programming to reduce forced labor in Brazil’s agriculture sector through interventions targeting the coffee industry in the state of Minas Gerais. GFEMS’ work in Brazil will comprehensively address critical gaps with a group of coordinated, synergistic interventions, including a grievance mechanism available to workers and a decision support tool to improve the targeting of labor inspections.

Country: Brazil
Implementer: Pan American Development Foundation (PADF)
Amount: $8,528,500
Duration: 10/01/20219/30/2024
Description: PADF received an $8.5 million award to reduce forced labor in the cattle industry in Pará, Brazil through coordinated efforts that include awareness-raising, building law enforcement and employer capacity, and increasing access to victim-centered protection services. PADF also works to increase government capacity to collect data, to enhance coordination among agencies, and provide victim-centered services. All these efforts are tailored based on future research that PADF will conduct to better understand the nature of forced labor in the cattle industry.

Country: Brazil
Implementer: Stanford University
Amount: $1,300,000
Duration: 10/01/20219/30/2026
Description: The Stanford University Human Trafficking Data Lab received $1.3 million to develop and deploy advanced technology to detect forced labor in the charcoal industry in Pará, Brazil. Additional aims include the development of broad multispecialty teams as well as advocacy to provide support for survivors and vulnerable communities.

Country: Brazil
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $7,658,006
Duration: 10/01/2021 – 09/30/2026
Description: UNODC is working to develop a better understanding of forced labor within the gold mining sector of Pará, Brazil, filling a critical knowledge gap and informing future anti-trafficking efforts. Research will include a prevalence study, analysis of the supply and value chains of gold mining, and an examination of the convergence of forced labor with other criminal activities. With the additional funding, UNODC will conduct a socio-anthropological research study to better understand the profile of gold miners in the Tapajos Region, particularly their living conditions in their communities of origin, migration routes, and reasons for migrating. They will also explore the structure of social networks within the mining communities as well as between mining communities and communities of origin.

Country: Colombia
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA)
Amount: $2,000,000
Duration: 6/1/2022 – 12/31/2024
Description: This program strengthens the justice sector’s prosecution of human trafficking cases in Cartagena through improving institutional practices for investigating and prosecuting TIP cases, identifying and protecting victims, and increasing institutional awareness of TIP.

Country: Costa Rica
Implementer: New York University (NYU)
Amount: $1,658,203
Duration: 5/1/20224/30/2026
Description: Building on the research of the Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum, this project will work to reduce forced labor in the fishing industry of Costa Rica. John Jay will work alongside local partners to address forced labor in the Gulf of Nicoya. The program will focus on capacity development to identify and safely refer possible victims of trafficking and empower at-risk communities to know their rights and to access legal aid.

Country: Costa Rica
Implementer: Warnath Group
Amount: $15,000,000
Duration: 10/1/20209/30/2025
Description: The Warnath Group received a $15 million award in 2020 to combat child sex trafficking in the Guanacaste and Puntarenas provinces of Costa Rica. The Warnath Group is working on prevalence measurement in these provinces and programming activities that focus on intensive training and technical assistance for Costa Rican government officials, particularly criminal justice professionals and social service providers.

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: Heartland Alliance International
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2025
Description: This program reduces the risk of trafficking and revictimization by preventing, protecting, and prosecuting trafficking cases and ensuring access to specialized shelters for human trafficking survivors, comprehensive services, and compensation.

Countries: Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico
Implementer: Covenant House International (CHI)
Amount: $3,967,000
Duration: 10/01/2021 – 09/30/2025
Description: CHI strengthens protection and prevention services for migrants, trafficking survivors, and youth at-risk in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. The project builds the capacity of protection and prevention services in each country, enhancing data collection and analytics efforts, replicating CHI’s service model among regional partners, and broadening services in Guatemala to include adolescent boys.

Country: Honduras
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 6/1/202112/31/2024
Description: UNODC is coordinating with national authorities to develop and implement a specialized training and mentoring program focused on human trafficking for the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The program is strengthening the skills and building the capacity of prosecutors, law enforcement, and other public officials at the local and national levels to effectively investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases in a victim-centered and trauma-informed manner.

Country: Peru
Implementer: American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)
Amount: $1,900,000
Duration: 10/1/202011/30/2024
Description: ABA ROLI works to strengthen the capacity of justice sector officials in Madre de Dios and Puno to effectively investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate human trafficking cases through a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach. The objectives and activities focus on increasing investigations and prosecutions of TIP cases for adult and child trafficking crimes, training and knowledge building, and increasing coordination efforts between justice sector operatives.

Country: Peru
Implementer: International Labor Organization (ILO)
Amount: $7,940,000
Duration: 10/1/201712/31/2024
Description: The ILO and its sub-recipients aim to improve the capacity of the Peruvian government to reduce child trafficking by contributing to stronger coordination among a wide array of stakeholders, harmonizing current initiatives and bringing an innovative approach to combat child trafficking efficiently, while also ensuring victims’ needs are met through the provision of specialized services.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 4/1/2023 – 3/31/2027
Description: IOM will enhance Mexico’s national, state, and local-level response to human trafficking, particularly for migrants, displaced populations, and other vulnerable groups, including children. IOM will enhance the capacities of service providers by strengthening existing and creating new inter-agency coordination mechanisms; build the capacity of non-specialized shelters to provide protection services to victims of trafficking, especially male victims; improve referral to care for vulnerable and at-risk populations at the U.S.-Mexico border; and enhance screening mechanisms to identify trafficking victims among migrants.

Country: Colombia
Implementer: FUNDACION RENACER
Amount: $5,004,300
Duration: 10/1/2022 – 3/31/2027
Description: Fundación Renacer, a well-established and respected local civil society organization, ensures coordination and provision of comprehensive, victim-centered, trauma- and survivor-informed protection services are accessible to child trafficking victims in Colombia. Working with government interlocutors, they are developing and promoting information on how to address child trafficking, including improving support for children at-risk of the crime. Fundación Renacer is also coordinating between the government and civil society under the CPC Partnership to improve collaboration on anti-TIP initiatives in Colombia. Fundación Renacer program addresses three of the four trafficking types addressed under the CPC Partnership: (1) child sex trafficking in the context of tourism; (2) livestreamed online sexual exploitation of children that amounts to sex trafficking (‘webcam modeling’); (3) forced child begging.

Country: Colombia
Implementer: American Bar Association (ABA) – ROLI
Amount: $2,000,000
Duration: 10/1/2022 – 3/31/2027
Description: ABA-ROLI is enhancing the capacity of the Colombian criminal justice system by ensuring justice actors utilize existing legal and procedural frameworks to increase identification of child trafficking victims, as well as prosecute and convict perpetrators of the crime using victim-centered, trauma- and survivor-informed approaches. ABA-ROLI is addressing all four of the trafficking types identified by the United States and the Government of Colombia for the CPC Partnership.

Country: Colombia
Implementer: Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF)
Amount: $1,704,086
Duration: 10/1/2022 – 3/31/2027
Description: PADF is enhancing the awareness of child trafficking among relevant stakeholders, specifically the forced recruitment of children into illegal armed groups. PADF is also working to strengthen protection services for children who were formally recruited, or at risk of being recruited, by illegal armed groups in a trauma-, survivor-informed, victim-centered manner. Given their expertise on the topic, PADF is specifically addressing one of the four trafficking types under the CPC Partnership — forced recruitment of children into illegal armed groups.

Country: Colombia
Implementer: NORC
Amount: $952,614
Duration: 10/1/2022 – 9/30/2024
Description: NORC is conducting a comprehensive study that will provide rigorous, empirical data, along with formative qualitative research, to inform CPC Partnership program target areas and promote high-impact intervention activities to be carried out by CPC implementers. The study will focus on four child trafficking types that the United States and the Government of Colombia prioritized under the CPC Partnership: (1) child sex trafficking in the context of tourism; (2) livestreamed online sexual exploitation of children that amounts to sex trafficking (‘webcam modeling’); (3) forced child begging; and (4) forced recruitment of children into illegal armed groups.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Urban Institute
Amount: $2,500,000
Duration: 10/1/2023 – 12/31/2026
Description: This IDR project by Urban Institute in collaboration with Yale University and Mexican civil society organization Fundación Bioma would be used to conduct the first phase of a potential 48-month project in the Mexican state of Puebla. This project aims to reduce labor trafficking vulnerability and protect forced labor survivors in Puebla’s most impoverished, indigenous communities, from which thousands of men and boys have been compelled by economic crisis to migrate north to work the agricultural fields where they encounter exploitation. This project would fill critical gaps in human trafficking knowledge because it would (1) engage rural, tribal communities in a whole-system assessment to identify more effective trafficking interventions; (2) involve an already trusted civil society organization with multidisciplinary expertise in equitable, inclusive, and sustainable community development; (3) include survivors as contributors in a participatory research process; (4) focus intentionally on trauma-informed trafficking prevention, protection, and partnership; and (5) synthesize and disseminate IDR findings in accessible, scalable deliverables to assist Mexican, Latin American, and other communities facing similar challenges.


GLOBAL

Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $2,443,944
Duration: 10/1/2016 – 9/30/2024
Description: IOM delivers short-term training and technical assistance (T&TA) that address governments’ capacity-building needs and aims to improve the effectiveness of government responses to all forms of trafficking in persons. Beneficiaries of T&TA may include host government agencies, criminal justice practitioners, and/or NGOs that are essential for creating a comprehensive anti-trafficking strategy and victim assistance network. IOM has particular expertise in victim assistance and protection, and works in collaboration with anti-trafficking experts at the country level, IOM Missions around the world, and relevant US Embassies.

Implementer: Warnath Group, LLC
Amount: $1,810,000
Duration: 6/15/20186/12/2024
Description: Leveraging a diverse team of experienced human trafficking experts, the Warnath Group provides targeted training and technical assistance (T&TA) to advance the understanding and application of new skills and promising practices in combating human trafficking. T&TA activities, which may include assistance with legislation, criminal justice responses, victim identification and assistance, data collection and analysis and other topics, aim to improve the effectiveness of responses by governments in countries identified by the TIP Office.

Implementer: United Nations office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 5/1/2022 4/30/2025
Description: Through a cooperative agreement, UNODC strengthens the implementation of a comprehensive response to all forms of trafficking in persons in selected countries through the delivery of training and technical assistance to key stakeholders. This program may assist countries in all regions of the world by developing and strengthening national strategies against TIP, bringing national legal frameworks in line with international standards, and/or developing capacities of criminal justice practitioners and/or other key stakeholders through the delivery of national and regional workshops.

Country: Global
Implementer: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Amount: $5,610,000
Duration: 10/1/20209/30/2025
Description: IPA received a $5.6 million award in 2020 to increase the evidence base on the effectiveness of anti-trafficking interventions around the world. IPA is working with partner organizations to conduct impact evaluations and randomized control trials testing the effectiveness of anti-trafficking programming.

Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $6,891,400
Duration: 4/1/20199/30/2024
Description: The TIP Office maintains a cooperative agreement with IOM for the purpose of providing short- to medium-term direct assistance to victims of human trafficking on an emergency, case-by-case basis. All assistance is provided in close coordination with the TIP Office, NGO partners, and local IOM missions, where applicable. Assistance may include, but is not limited to the following: food, shelter, and other basic necessities; psychological and counseling services; medical assistance; legal support; arrival and reintegration assistance; transportation; or other immediate needs. This project is known as the “Emergency Victim Assistance” fund.

Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 10/1/2022 – 5/31/2024
Description: Enhanced reintegration support to equip survivors of trafficking wishing to pursue entrepreneurship with the foundation to achieve sustainable livelihoods.

Implementer: UNODC
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 5/1/202210/31/24
Description: The project will aim to promote coherent and evidence-based anti-human trafficking standards and policies across UN organs and treaty bodies.

Implementer: International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)
Amount: $1,100,000
Duration: 6/1/20225/31/2027
Description: ICMEC will use a multi-lingual Learning Management System (LMS) to provide virtual training courses in combatting Online Child Sexual Exploitation to 10,000 law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, social workers, immigration officers and customs officials in 100 countries so that a core group of trained professionals from each discipline in each country can prevent OCSE where possible and investigate, prosecute, and convict offenders when necessary.


RESEARCH

Country: Global
Implementer: The International Labour Organization
Amount: $2,000,000
Duration: 10/1/2022- 3/31/2024
Description: This project will develop operational definitions, tools, methodologies, and uniform guidance for the measurement of trafficking in persons and forced labour based on the United Nations Palermo Protocol on Trafficking in Persons (hereinafter referred to as the Palermo Protocol), the United States’ Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and the International Labour Organization Convention No. 29 on Forced Labour. This guidance will enable prevalence estimation from both primary and secondary data sets, joint analysis and comparison amongst definitions from a single data set; it will also illustrate how to use the tools and incorporate ethical considerations for research in this area, including research specific to children and other vulnerable groups. Sub-grantees will include the other leading international organizations focused on human trafficking- United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crime, the International Organization for Migration as well as the University of Georgia, the leading implementer of the Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum.

Countries: Global
Implementer: Athena Infonomics
Amount: $210,000
Duration: 10/1/2023 – 9/30/2024
Description: The TIP Office will post a Notice of Funding Opportunity calling for applications to conduct a Human Trafficking Landscape and Gap Analysis in a proposed country. The solicitation will be global, but the International Programs Team will decide which priority countries to select for the analyses based on the applications received. A Landscape and Gap Analysis will identify the human trafficking situation in a country and highlight relevant gaps and responses to inform future TIP Office programming. The TIP Office will likely select between 6-8 applicants to conduct these analyses and research deliverables will be expected within 3-6 months of the award date.

Country: Ethiopia, Thailand, Nepal, Mexico
Implementer: National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago (NORC)
Amount: $997,187
Duration: 10/1/2023 – 9/30/2027
Description: NORC will conduct a Developmental Evaluation to support IDR partners Population Council – Ethiopia, NYU – Thailand, La Isla Network – Nepal, and Urban Institute – Mexico to develop and produce effective interventions. NORC will provide implementing partners technical guidance and generate robust evidence to design, test, and adapt intervention prototypes. NORC will monitor and document processes, outcomes, contextual influences, and integrate rigorous monitoring and evaluation activities to produce actionable insights for intervention adaptation. In addition, NORC will synthesize and disseminate evidence on what works in developing effective IDR models in the anti-trafficking space. NORC will support implementing partners in working closely with communities to build interventions that consider the complex environments in which they live, and how they experience trafficking.

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