As of January 1, 2020, the TIP Office manages 90 bilateral, regional, and global anti-trafficking projects in over 83 countries worth more than $161 million in total. Information on many these projects is listed below.

Africa

Country: Regional Project – Eastern Africa (Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelle, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda )
Implementer: UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $1,000,000
Start Date: 4/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2022
Duration: 36 months
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: Regional Project – South African Development Community (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)
Implementer: UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $500,000
Start Date: 10/1/2016
Prospective End Date: 12/31/2020
Duration: 50 months
Description: UNODC is working to enhance collaborative methods and improve capacity to combat human trafficking in Southern Africa by establishing a harmonized data collection and reporting system. As part of the project, UNODC will roll out the data collection and reporting system in Angola and Botswana by setting up national data hubs, linked to the UNODC-SADC regional data hub. UNODC is also strengthening operating systems in all SADC member states through ongoing maintenance and specialized training for users.

Country: Regional Project – South African Development Community (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $825,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2021
Duration: 36 months
Description: UNODC is supporting selected South African Development Community (SADC) member states in the development or amendment of anti-trafficking legislation; the development of implementing regulations to supplement principal legislation; and the development of new anti-trafficking national action plans and the review of existing plans. UNODC is also supporting the African Prosecutors Association to conduct a peer review of national human trafficking frameworks of SADC member states to better align national laws with the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.

Countries: Regional Project – Southern African Development Community ( (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)
Implementer: UN Office of Drugs and Crime
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 27 months
Description: This project will strengthen 13 SADC member states’ ability to collect, aggregate, and analyse internal and cross-border human trafficking data in the region. National data hubs are linked to a regional data hub where information is aggregated and then used to develop national and regional strategies to combat trafficking in persons. The project provides basic software and hardware, specialized training for users, and ongoing technical maintenance and support. This project has been piloted since 2014 and has resulted in increased cooperation, coordination, and communication among SADC member states. Ongoing use of the system by government officials and sharing of promising practices will result in increased prosecutions and convictions, which will serve as a deterrent for potential traffickers. It will also provide for continuity of care for victims across the region lessening the chance that these victims are re-trafficked. These funds will allow for development of a parallel platform for civil society to input case and victim information.

Countries: Southern Africa Region – (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)
Implementer: UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $825,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: UNODC will train criminal justice personnel (judges, magistrates, prosecutors, law enforcement, etc.) at the national and regional level in the Southern African Development Community countries identified above to increase the number of systematized, victim-centered human trafficking investigations and prosecutions. UNODC will conduct regional criminal justice personnel workshops (benefitting representatives and officials from the counties listed above) for the sharing of promising practices in the successful investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases. This project will ensure that all trainings include a victim-centered approach and build the capacity of criminal justice personnel to identify victims and refer them to the appropriate protection services. All trainings will include a training-of-trainers component and provide case consultation to training participants as needed.

Country: Cote d’Ivoire
Implementer: United National Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $825,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2021
Duration: 36 months
Description: UNODC is working to support the operationalization of the National Committee Against Trafficking in Persons; sensitize the public and criminal justice practitioners on the newly enacted trafficking in persons law; support the development of a National Referral Mechanism, which is a framework for identifying victims of human trafficking and ensuring they receive the appropriate support; conduct multidisciplinary trainings for criminal justice practitioners and protection actors on the new trafficking law, investigations, victim interviewing, and coordination; and provide specialized training on the new law to the National Police Anti-Trafficking Unit and the Transnational Organized Crime Unit.

Country: The Gambia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: IOM, in partnership with the government and local NGOs, will use a variety of methods to disseminate awareness raising information to prevent trafficking. The project will work with the three existing One Stop Centers for victims of gender-based violence to train its staff to screen for and provide comprehensive services to victims of trafficking, in addition to victims of other forms of gender based violence. IOM will also revive the government’s National Anti-Trafficking Task Force to help the country better coordinate its efforts to combat human trafficking and will train criminal justice practitioners to conduct proactive investigations to identify and respond to human trafficking.

Country: Ghana
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $500,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2020
Duration: 30 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration is working to complement the organization’s current TIP Office-funded Child Protection Compact Partnership project by strengthening the government’s capacity to provide services for adult victims of internal and cross-border human trafficking. The project has two main components: 1) IOM is working with the government to establish a dedicated space to shelter adult female victims of trafficking and will train service providers on shelter management and service provision, and 2) IOM is working to increase engagement of the Ministries of Health, Fisheries, Education, Local Rural Government, and Transportation to incorporate anti-trafficking measures into their work. IOM will also commission a study on sex trafficking in the country.

Country: Ghana
Implementer: International Justice Mission
Amount: $300,000
Start Date: 10/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2021
Duration: 24 months
Description: IJM is implementing a co-funded project with INL, which will include technical assistance, training, and mentorship for Ghana law enforcement and criminal justice sector agencies for the purpose of building the Government of Ghana’s capacity to fight human trafficking using a victim-centered approach while holding perpetrators accountable. Its objectives include: 1) increasing the knowledge base and skill sets of justice sector actors to address human trafficking, particularly in investigations, prosecutions, and survivor care; and 2) advocating for increased financial and personnel resources allocated to justice sector institutions by the Ghanaian government to address the problem of human trafficking.

Country: Guinea
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Under this project, IOM will partner with two local NGOs to support the government of Guinea’s efforts to combat trafficking in persons by reinforcing the capacities of the government body responsible for preventing human trafficking, protecting victims, and prosecuting perpetrators. IOM will provide training to police, border officials, labor inspectors, prosecutors, and magistrates, with a focus on the legislative framework as stipulated in the 2016 Guinean penal code. IOM will create a coordination mechanism among government, civil society, and private sector actors to support and strengthen awareness against false job offers and prevent young migrants from falling into trafficking networks. IOM will help develop, and train officials to implement, guidelines for NGOs and government counterparts on victim identification and provision of protection services. IOM’s NGO partners will raise awareness on TIP in seven regions of the country and will administer reintegration grants for victims of trafficking.

Country: Madagascar
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 10/1/2016
Prospective End Date: 3/30/2020
Duration: 42 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration is working to institutionalize victim-centered investigations and prosecutions of trafficking cases; institutionalize a national trafficking referral mechanism; and develop and strengthen trafficking data collection and reporting mechanisms in Madagascar.

Country: Niger
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2020
Duration: 24 months
Description: IOM is working to strengthen protection services for victims of human trafficking by operationalizing shelters in both Niamey and Zinder; provide direct victim services (food, water, shelter, medical assistance) and train survivors to develop income-generating projects in their home communities; develop a National Referral Mechanism and train officials on its implementation; and raise awareness on human trafficking.

Country: Nigeria
Implementer: Heartland Alliance International
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 1/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 2/28/2020
Duration: 36 months
Description: Heartland Alliance International is working to improve protection services for victims of trafficking in Northeast Nigeria, particularly former child combatants and women and girls trafficked by combatants. The project is working to build the capacity of local partner institutions to implement trauma-informed mental health programming for victims of trafficking and former child soldiers.

Country: Rwanda
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $300,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2020
Duration: 24 months
Description: IOM is working to conduct an assessment in all six refugee camps in Rwanda and their surrounding communities of the residents’ vulnerabilities to human trafficking; conduct awareness-raising based on the findings and recommendations from the assessment; conduct sensitization on human trafficking in all six camps and surrounding communities; and provide training on the referral process for human trafficking for refugee camp leadership and for camp and community members.

Country: South Africa
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $500,000
Start Date: 6/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 5/31/2020
Duration: 36 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration is supporting the government to integrate a victim-centered approach into its criminal justice process by enhancing cooperation and coordination among members of the national trafficking in persons taskforces. Project activities include increasing the capacity of human trafficking knowledge among already established anti-trafficking taskforces to better identify human trafficking cases, revising and mainstreaming an anti-trafficking curriculum into the training programs of targeted government departments, and developing and strengthening human trafficking data collection and reporting mechanisms.

Country: South Sudan
Implementer: UNICEF
Amount: $2,000,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2021
Duration: 36 months
Description: UNICEF seeks to address the unlawful recruitment and use of child soldiers, by actively engaging children, families, communities, and the Government of South Sudan (GoSS) to help facilitate the safe and effective return of children associated with armed forces/groups. This project also aims to reduce the risk of recruitment and re-recruitment by improving the resilience of communities and addressing harmful social and cultural norms, pressures, and behaviors. UNICEF will facilitate the demobilization and return of children across Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile, and Western Equatorial States.

Country: Tanzania
Implementer: Lawyers Without Borders
Amount: $1,250,000
Start Date: 10/1/2016
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2021
Duration: 60 months
Description: Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) is working to improve trafficking in persons investigations and prosecutions in Tanzania by providing detail-focused, capacity building and training and materials for criminal justice actors and complementary community and NGO work. LWOB’s program focuses on victim-centered investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking cases, developing tools and curricula that generate an approach tailored to Tanzanian law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and magistrates to collaborate and coordinate to improve prosecutions.

Country: Uganda
Implementer: The Human Trafficking Institute (HTI)
Amount: $600,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Sex trafficking and forced labor are both major problems for Uganda. Uganda’s Prevention of Trafficking in Person’s Act prohibits all forms of human trafficking. However, the law has rarely been enforced. HTI seeks to increase the number of victim-centered human trafficking investigations and prosecutions by implementing multidisciplinary trainings on victim identification and referral; creating and implementing a Trafficking in Persons Academy for designated criminal justice practitioners; creating and distributing a best practices manual for handling trafficking cases; and providing case consultation on individual investigations and prosecutions by experienced trafficking investigators and prosecutors through in-person and remote guidance on investigative strategies and methods, review of evidence, and guidance on prosecution strategies. HTI will develop specialized skills to improve the Ugandan response to prosecuting traffickers by providing an intensive training course for designated trafficking 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. Moreover, the skills that the authorities gain can be applied to other forms of organized crime, thereby strengthening rule of law throughout the country.

Country: Zambia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2020
Duration: 24 months
Description: IOM is enhancing the awareness of trafficking in persons among at-risk populations and improving protection services for victims of trafficking. Prevention activities include targeted awareness raising campaigns in rural and border areas through radio and television broadcasts in local languages; training of the media to report on trafficking in persons; and sensitization workshops with traditional and religious leaders. Protection activities include an assessment of shelters in Zambia and upgrading three facilities, especially for male victims; improved protection of identified victims through training of shelter staff and service providers; and provision of direct assistance to victims.

Country: Zimbabwe
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2021
Duration: 36 months
Description: IOM is working to strengthen coordination between the Government of Zimbabwe and civil society on anti-trafficking responses and victim identification and protection. This is being accomplished through capacity building trainings for government officials and service providers on provision of care to victims of trafficking; capacity building of targeted communities to prevent human trafficking through local ownership and increased knowledge and understanding of the issue; and institutionalization of the National Referral Mechanism.


East Asia and the Pacific Islands

Countries: Regional Project – Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Implementer: International Labor Organization
Amount: $1,500,000
Start Date: 4/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2020
Duration: 36 months
Description: The International Labor Organization (ILO) is building a multi-stakeholder initiative to combat human trafficking in the seafood sector in Southeast Asia. Through this initiative, the ILO is conducting research, institutionalize a convening body to integrate ASEAN regional efforts, and develop regional and national strategies to enhance efforts to combat trafficking in persons in the seafood sector.

Countries: Regional Project – Burma, Laos, and Thailand
Implementer: Anti-Trafficking Coordination Unit Northern Thailand (TRAFCORD/FOCUS)
Amount: $450,000
Start Date: 7/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 6/30/2023
Duration: 48 months
Description: TRAFCORD/FOCUS is working to bring together a local network of government and non-government agencies to address the migration and humanitarian crisis in Thailand’s northern borders with Burma and Laos. TRAFCORD is working to prevent trafficking among individuals migrating to Thailand in search of greater opportunity, with special attention to marginalized populations (e.g., stateless individuals, refugees, and ethnic minorities), especially women and children.

Countries: Regional Project – Pacific Islands (Fiji, Marshal Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Solomon Islands, and Tonga)
Implementer: UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $1,000,000
Start Date: 1/1/2020
Prospective End Date: 1/30/2022
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project aims to assist the countries of the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Palau, the Solomon Islands and Tonga with measuring and monitoring trafficking in persons within their national borders. UNODC is working closely with the governments of these countries, both at the national and local levels, in an effort to accurately estimate the prevalence of trafficking by using advanced statistical techniques.

Country: Burma
Implementer: World Vision, Inc.
Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 31 months
Description: Through this program, World Vision is working to strengthen comprehensive reintegration support for victims of trafficking in Burma through a coordinated local, regional, and national approach. The program operates in townships in Yangon, Mandalay, Ayeyarwaddy Regions, and Shan State—all of which have either been identified as hotspots for human trafficking or areas with high levels of internal migration.

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $1,039,964
Start Date: 10/1/2016
Prospective End Date: 2/28/2021
Duration: 52 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration supports the government of Indonesia to: 1) address trafficking in the fishing industry, 2) promote coordinated and strategic policy and institutional responses to trafficking in the key migrant source province of West Nusa Tenggara, and 3) increase the protection of victims of trafficking. IOM’s focus ison strengthening data collection on human trafficking, institutionalizing victim-centered investigations and prosecutions, increasing awareness among vulnerable populations, and improving the quality of services for victims of trafficking in Indonesia.

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: Center for Advanced Defense Studies
Amount: $500,000
Start Date: 10/1/2016
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2020
Duration: 48 months
Description: Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) strengthens real-time data collection on human trafficking networks in the Indonesian fishing sector. C4ADS is also and conducting investigations of traffickers and their associates using Palantir data management software.

Country: Laos
Implementer: Village Focus International (VFI)
Amount: $968,078
Duration: 36 months
Description: This program aims to decrease trafficking, abuse, and exploitation among women and children; enhance the lives of victims of trafficking and those at risk of trafficking; and empower victims to seek legal redress against trafficking perpetrators. It has three objectives: 1) provide shelter services and skills to survivors of trafficking and those vulnerable to trafficking, leading to successful reintegration for survivors; 2) obtain data on trafficking and labor exploitation trends in Vientiane and northern Laos to design targeted interventions for government and civil society; and 3) provide support to victims to access legal services and advocate for the government to improve the legal process for victims of trafficking. Through the shelter in Vientiane, VFI seeks to provide comprehensive services to survivors of trafficking or individuals at risk of trafficking through psychosocial and mental health care, vocational training, job placement assistance, and reintegration support. The research component of the program will include a situational analysis of trafficking and labor exploitation trends in Vientiane and northern Laos, including deriving from Chinese foreign direct investment and human trafficking resulting from forced and fraudulent marriage migration to China, leading to the development of tools and material to assist with preventive intervention measures. VFI hopes to use these tools to train government partners, village authorities, and NGOs in the targeted districts to better identify and assist trafficking victims.

Country: Papua New Guinea
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2021
Duration: 36 months
Description: IOM is working to institutionalize victim-centered investigations and prosecutions through targeted technical assistance to frontline law enforcement agencies and the judiciary using the Government of Papua New Guinea’s National Action Plan and Standard Operating Procedures. The project is equipping government and civil society stakeholders in the National Referral Mechanism process with the knowledge and skills needed to provide comprehensive protection services to victims of trafficking. This project is building on prior successful TIP Office and EU-funded IOM projects in Papua New Guinea by expanding activity to eight key border province areas that are hubs for the mining and logging industries.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: Urban Light
Amount: $620,000
Start Date: 6/1/2016
Prospective End Date: 5/30/2021
Duration: 60 months
Description: Urban Light is expanding services to male victims of trafficking by providing victims services and skills training for individuals transitioning out of sex trafficking; launching a village youth center with empowerment programs; and conducting an outreach campaign to raise awareness of sex trafficking.

Country: Vietnam
Implementer: American Bar Association
Amount: $865,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project will assist victims of trafficking through coordinated, victim-centered, and accessible legal services across Vietnam. Recent amendments to Vietnam’s penal code went into effect which bring Vietnamese anti-trafficking law into closer alignment with international standards, in particular by recognizing forced labor as human trafficking. However, the justice sector is struggling to adapt to the new legal landscape. As noted in the 2018 TIP Report, investigations and prosecutions have stalled and lagged given the lack of implementing guidelines for the new regulations. This project will help address this implementation gap. Objectives include 1) strengthening the knowledge and skills of lawyers across Vietnam in providing victim-centered legal services and 2) improving coordination and referral mechanisms between legal and other services for victims of trafficking, keeping in mind the new penal code amendments. The American Bar Association will train lawyers throughout Vietnam to provide legal assistance to victims of trafficking in a pro-bono capacity as they seek civil remediation or go through the criminal justice process. However, it will not train government officials.


Europe

Countries: Regional Project – Western Balkans (Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro)
Implementer: Terres de Hommes Foundation (TDH)
Amount: $700,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 7/31/2020
Duration: 30 months
Description: TDH is working to set up a regional cooperation mechanism among the four participating countries and strengthen transnational protocols through the development of adequate learning tools, capacity building trainings, and regional policy coordination tools related to trafficking in persons. The project is also supporting victim identification and assistance and implementing community-based awareness initiatives to assist child victims of trafficking. The regional mechanism will work to promote improved collaboration and coordination within the Western Balkans for early identification of victims, improved service provision, case management, and reporting.

Country: Moldova
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $880,000
Start Date: 4/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2022
Duration: 36 months
Description: IOM is working to strengthen national capacities to identify and provide tailored assistance on identifying potential victims of trafficking in the Republic of Moldova and ensuring that long-term reintegration options are consolidated and expanded to facilitate safe, dignified, and productive reintegration into society. The project aims 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: Serbia
Implementer: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 7/31/2020
Duration: 30 months
Description: The IRC is partnering with Atina, a leading anti-trafficking NGO in Serbia, to provide care for victims, including provision of shelter, case management, and economic empowerment and reintegration services. IRC is also partnering with Centers for Social Work, established by the Ministry of Labour, Employment, and Social Policy, and building the capacity of frontline service providers, local government, and representatives from national and municipal levels through training on protection and support for victims of trafficking.


Near East

Country: Regional Project – Levant Region (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey)
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $1,000,000
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 5/31/2020
Duration: 32 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is working to: 1) enact a regional prevention strategy to implement a regional rapid assistance fund and educate highly mobile crisis-affected populations through regional dialogue sessions, among national, local, cultural, and religious leaders, which will share best practices on trafficking prevention, prosecution, and protection efforts in times of crisis; 2) facilitate targeted local community dialogue sessions in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey with at-risk, crisis-affected populations; and 3) ensure that first responders and front-line actors (civil society /humanitarian /governmental) are equipped to identify and respond to trafficking in persons as well as refer victims and/or provide emergency protection.

Country: Algeria
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 7/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 6/30/2020
Duration: 12 months
Description: CIJA is supporting the investigation of human trafficking offenses perpetrated by the Islamic State (ISIS) through the collection and preservation of evidence of trafficking of women and children with the objective that the evidence be made available for the eventual prosecution of trafficking offenses. Additionally, CIJA is developing victim-centered investigation strategies to address investigative opportunities and gaps.

Country: Iraq
Implementer: Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA)
Amount: $192,500
Start Date: 7/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 6/30/2020
Duration: 12 months
Description: CIJA is supporting the investigation of human trafficking offenses perpetrated by the Islamic State (ISIS) through the collection and preservation of evidence of trafficking of women and children with the objective that the evidence be made available for the eventual prosecution of trafficking offenses. Additionally, CIJA is developing victim-centered investigation strategies to address investigative opportunities and gaps.

Country: Lebanon
Implementer: Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center
Amount: $700,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2020
Duration: 24 months
Description:  Caritas Lebanon is working to reduce the risk of human trafficking in Lebanon, particularly among Syrian refugees, including unaccompanied juveniles. This is being accomplished by increasing the accessibility of protection services to victims of trafficking. Caritas is creating a child protection center; providing holistic protective services; providing trainings on identification of trafficking victims and case management and referral mechanisms to key actors; and increasing collaboration between government and NGOs and enhance referral mechanisms. Caritas Lebanon is also working to increase Syrian refugees’ awareness about the risks and signs of trafficking, in an effort to combat trafficking situations within Syrian communities.

Country: Morocco
Implementer: UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $1,222,000
Start Date: 10/1/2016
Prospective End Date: 12/30/2020
Duration: 50 months
Description: UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is working to strengthen the capacity of Moroccan civil society organizations to identify and provide services to trafficking victims. UNODC is training civil society organizations, including those working with refugees and asylum seekers, foreign migrant workers, victims of gender-based violence, and child victims of violence, to identify and address human trafficking cases. UNODC is developing standard operational procedures for identifying human trafficking victims and for referring them to victim service providers, targeted to both State and non-State actors. UNODC is also building capacity amongst relevant practitioners, including criminal justice actors and victim service providers, emphasizing the rights of human trafficking victims and promoting interagency cooperation to address human trafficking and streamline referral and protection procedures.

Country: Morocco
Implementer: American Bar Association/Fund for Justice and Education (ABA/FJE)
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2020
Duration: 24 months
Description: The ABA/FJE is working to enhance Morocco’s efforts to combat human trafficking through better protection of victims and effective prosecution of traffickers. ABA is working with Moroccan officials to systematize victim-centered investigations and prosecutions of trafficking cases. Project activities include training justice sector actors and NGO staff on anti-trafficking laws and victim-centered practices for investigation and prosecution; developing resources to improve investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases and enable lawyers and civil society to identify victims of trafficking and refer cases for prosecution; and developing curricula for use by local stakeholders, including a practitioner’s guide with protocols to systematize victim-centered investigations, prosecutions, and adjudication of human trafficking cases.

Country: Tunisia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 4/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2022
Duration: 36 months
Description: IOM is working to enhance 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. IOM is improving the implementation of formal procedures to screen and identify trafficking victims among vulnerable groups.


South and Central Asia

Country: Bhutan
Implementer: UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 7/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 6/30/2022
Duration: 36 months
Description: UNODC is working cooperatively with eight different central government entities and parts of local government to address deficiencies in Bhutanese legislation, to equip police to better investigate trafficking cases, and to improve information sharing to target criminals and corrupt leaders and disrupt human trafficking. UNODC also is working to improve the skills and capacity of the Bhutanese government to investigate and prosecute human trafficking.

Country: India
Implementer: Free the Slaves
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 2/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2020
Duration: 36 months
Description: Free the Slaves is working to combat forced labor in the form of debt bondage by working with local government authorities to effectively implement India’s Bonded Labour System Abolition Act in three Indian states, particularly in the agriculture and brick kiln sectors. Activities include providing economic and social services to survivors of labor trafficking, conducting a survey of bonded labor in target districts, developing a case management system to track bonded labor cases, and capacity building for Indian law enforcement and legal professionals.

Country: India
Implementer: Catholic Relief Services – USCCB
Amount: $735,000
Start Date: 2/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2020
Duration: 36 months
Description: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working to increase government capacity to conduct victim-centered investigations and prosecutions of trafficking in persons cases as well as to provide comprehensive services to trafficking victims in four Indian states. Activities include: capacity building for Indian law enforcement and legal professionals; advocacy for adoption of standard operating procedures for victim identification, referral, and protection; and the provision of services for trafficking victims, including the rehabilitation and creation of four shelters.

Country: India
Implementer: GoodWeave
Amount: $1,600,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: GoodWeave is working to identify and remediate cases of human trafficking, and forced/bonded labor among adults working in supply chains, and establish an outcome-based monitoring and evaluation platform to help stakeholders track impact across northern India. The project aims to develop real-time data sharing tools to help labor inspectorates and other government enforcement actors improve human trafficking efforts. GoodWeave is working directly with the Jaipur Anti-Human Trafficking Hunt at the local government level in Rajasthan.

Country: India
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Amount: $1,500,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: IJM is working to equip front-line responders to respond effectively to bonded labor, ensuring that the government is proactively identifying cases and responding in a coordinated and timely manner.

Country: India
Implementer: Justice Ventures International (JVI)
Amount: $450,754
Start Date: 10/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2022
Duration: 36 months
Description: JVI is working to establish 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 will serve as walk-in resource centers where trafficking victims and other vulnerable individuals, NGOs, and their lawyers can all 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: Kazakhstan
Implementer: The Legal Center for Women’s Initiatives “Sana Sezim
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Under the leadership of Sana Sezim, a local NGO based in Kazakhstan, the project will create a network of organizations across the country to collectively strengthen national trafficking legislation, conduct information campaigns, and provide legal assistance to victims of trafficking.

Country: Sri Lanka
Implementer: The Asia Foundation
Amount: $700,000
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2020
Duration: 30 months
Description: Through this project, the Asia Foundation is creating a formal trafficking in persons data collection and reporting mechanism; training key human trafficking stakeholders on the mechanism, including criminal justice, government, and non-governmental actors; and disseminating information on the new system to appropriate stakeholders. The Asia Foundation works with the Nielsen Company and Women and Media Collective and partners with the National Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce (NAHTTF) under the Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice. NAHTTF is the primary agency responsible for collecting and collating information and data on human trafficking. The audience for the dissemination of information and data will include the Sri Lanka Police Service’s Crime Division, the Attorney General’s Department, national and local level government and nongovernment service providers, and civil society organizations.

Country: Sri Lanka
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $1,100,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 4/30/2021
Duration: 31 months
Description: The project is designed to effectively combat human trafficking in Sri Lanka through the strengthened collaborative efforts of all stakeholders and enhancing protection mechanisms for victims of trafficking. IOM is working to empower civil society organizations (including the nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations) to support Sri Lankan Government efforts to address human trafficking at local levels; build the capacity of government and nongovernment stakeholders (NGOs) to identify all forms of victims of trafficking and provide effective protection; and increase understanding and reporting of human trafficking through national outreach and research.


Western Hemisphere

Countries: Regional Project – Southern Mexico and the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras)
Implementer: Covenant House International (CHI)
Amount: $500,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2020
Duration: 24 months
Description: Covenant House is working to continue building the capacity of the Casa network and other regional networks to identify and protect children and adolescents who are targeted by traffickers. The Casa network is comprised of CHI programs called Casa Alianza in Mexico and Honduras, and La Alianza in Guatemala. Through this Casa network, and in partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) in El Salvador, CHI is working to improve comprehensive services for victims, identify victims, and help prosecute traffickers, and join in a regional NGO network empowered to combat human trafficking. CHI is partnering with the USCRI to identify and provide services to victims of trafficking to increase their reach in the Northern Triangle.

Countries: Regional Project – Southern Mexico and the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras)
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2020
Duration: 24 months
Description: IOM is working to improve efforts to address trafficking in persons in the Northern Triangle of Central America and Southern Mexico. IOM is working with the governments of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to institutionalize victim-centered investigations and prosecutions of trafficking cases. The project is also working to create and strengthen a regional NGO network to implement a victim protection mechanism and improve comprehensive services to victims.

Countries: Regional Project – Response to the Venezuelan Migration Crisis
Implementer: UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $3,000,000
Start Date: 10/19/2019
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2022
Duration: 36 months
Description:  UNODC is working to build the capacity of governments of countries affected by the Venezuela crisis to prevent human trafficking, protect victims, prosecute perpetrators, and create partnerships between governments, civil society, and the private sector to advance the fight against human trafficking. The project has a major focus on enhancing criminal justice practitioner skills to investigate human trafficking cases, identify and refer victims to care, and prosecute TIP cases. Benefitting countries may include Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and/or Trinidad and Tobago.

Country: Brazil
Implementer: International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 6/30/2020
Duration: 30 months
Description: ICMPD is working to improve the capacity of the Brazilian government to identify, protect, and refer victims of trafficking to care; and to increase investigations, prosecutions, and convictions of offenders. In addition, ICMPD is developing training modules for government officials on Brazil’s new anti-trafficking legislation; improving the capacity of law enforcement to conduct victim-centered investigations; and developing SOPs for victim service providers to implement a national referral mechanism in line with the newly adopted law.

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: International Association for Women Judges (IAWJ)
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2020
Duration: 33 months
Description: IAWJ is working with sub-grantees Free the Slaves and Movimiento de Mujeres Dominicanas y Haitianas, a local NGO, to enhance coordination among multi-sector stakeholders for victim-centered investigations and prosecutions; build prevention strategies for labor and sex trafficking within vulnerable communities; and improve the quality of comprehensive services to survivors of trafficking within those communities. This project is working with judicial officials, law enforcement, and civil society service providers, among others.

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Request: $500,000
Start Date: 4/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2022
Duration: 36 months
Description: IJM is working to assist the Dominican Public Ministry and the National Police of the Dominican Republic in the proactive identification, investigation, and prosecution of sex trafficking cases. The project seeks to secure measurable deterrence and a significant reduction in the prevalence of sex trafficking in the country by the consistent apprehension and effective prosecution of perpetrators.

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: World Vision
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2021
Duration: 36 months
Description: World Vision is working to enhance institutional capacities to enforce the trafficking in persons legal framework through a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to improve the quality of victim-centered investigations and increase the number of effective prosecutions and convictions of trafficking cases. The project intends to influence high-level decision-makers by strengthening coordination mechanisms

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: Pan American Development Fund (PADF)
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 7/30/2021
Duration: 34 months
Description: PADF is working strengthen the capacity of government, civil society, and communities in Guatemala to prevent and respond to TIP. PADF is fulfilling this goal through two objectives focused on distinct sets of actors and institutions: 1) Increasing efforts to prevent trafficking, including through strategic community-based mechanisms and 2) Strengthening state and civil society capacity to identify and provide comprehensive specialized services to more trafficking victims, including for boys, adolescent, and adult victims.

Country: Guyana
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 12/1/2016
Prospective End Date: 11/30/2020
Duration: 48 months
Description: IOM is working to strengthen Guyana’s capacity to effectively combat trafficking in persons and assist victims of trafficking. IOM is also working to improve the identification and referral of trafficking victims, to introduce common and improved standards of care and assistance for victims of trafficking, and to raise awareness of trafficking in persons.

Country: Paraguay
Implementer: Partners of the Americas, Inc. (Partners)
Amount: $750,000
Start Date: 4/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2022
Duration: 36 months
Description: Partners is working to strengthen Paraguay’s capacity to prevent and process cases of trafficking in persons and to provide protection for victims by training a network stakeholders on the identification of trafficking victims and victim service provision. . Partners also is developing comprehensive training manuals for victim care providers and, with the participation of representatives from state institutions and civil society organizations, developing a referral mechanism among victim service providers and government stakeholders.


Global

Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $1,025,000
Start Date: 10/1/2016
Prospective End Date: 6/30/2022
Duration: 45 months
Description: The International Organization for Migration is providing training and technical assistance in the form of short-term consultancies for beneficiaries requesting assistance.  Beneficiaries may be host government agencies, criminal justice practitioners, or NGOs that are essential for creating a comprehensive anti-trafficking strategy and victim assistance network.

Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $1,700,000
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2019
Duration: 24 months
Description: IOM is contributing to improving the effectiveness of responses to trafficking in emergency contexts by building the capacity of first responders to address trafficking in humanitarian and development settings, including all actors that are engaging in a response to trafficking in persons in emergency contexts.

Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $1,085,000
Start Date: 4/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2022
Duration: 36 months
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.

Implementer: Liberty Shared (formerly Liberty Asia)
Amount: $700,000
Start Date: 10/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2022
Duration: 36 months
Description: Through this project, Liberty Shared is expanding its Victim Case Management System (VCMS), which was developed under a TIP Office-funded grant and has been adopted by more than 55 non-governmental organizations. The VCMS is an online case management tool that provides a means for organizations that provide victim services (e.g. shelter, medical care, counseling, repatriation) to better organize and professionalize record-keeping. Under this expansion, the reach of the VCMS is being extended to organizations worldwide, the system is being translated into multiple languages, and online accessible training materials are being developed.

Implementer: UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Amount: $1,500,000
Start Date: 2/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 1/31/2022
Duration: 48 months
Description: The UNODC Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (HTMSS) is a global leader in the fight against trafficking in persons throughout the world. As the institution charged with upholding the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (TIP Protocol), UNODC is uniquely suited to guide State Parties on the implementation of their anti-trafficking efforts worldwide. This project is supporting the work of UNODC HTMSS, which provides technical assistance to countries as well as oversight for all TIP Office-funded UNODC projects, to promote the understanding, ratification, and implementation of the TIP Protocol as a key international instrument to address human trafficking. Among other things, HTMSS supports the Inter-Agency Coordination Group Against Trafficking in Persons, the policy forum mandated by the UN General Assembly to improve coordination among UN agencies and other relevant international organizations to facilitate a comprehensive approach to trafficking in persons.

Implementer: UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $1,100,000
Start Date: 4/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 3/31/2022
Duration: 36 months
Description: UNODC is working to strengthen the criminal justice capacity of governments through delivery of anti-trafficking training and technical assistance.

Implementer: Warnath Group, LLC
Amount: $1,265,000
Start Date: 6/15/2018
Prospective End Date: 6/14/2020
Duration: 24 months
Description: Leveraging a diverse team of experienced human trafficking experts, the Warnath Group is providing targeted training and technical assistance (T&TA) to advance the understanding and application of new skills and promising practices in combating human trafficking. The T&TA, which may include assistance with legislation, criminal justice responses, victim identification and assistance, data collection and analysis and other topics, seeks to improve the effectiveness of responses by governments in countries identified by the TIP Office.

RESEARCH

Implementer: British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Chile, Cyprus, Georgia, Guyana, Mozambique, and Philippines
Amount: $700,000
Start Date: 10/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2021
Duration: 24 months
Description: BIICL is conducting research and assessing the links to specific factors that have yielded improved political will and capacity by national governments to address human trafficking over time and that have led to sustained and comprehensive anti-trafficking efforts. BIICL will undertake desk research, interviews with stakeholders, a global survey of policy makers and other stakeholders, and a series of case studies. These case studies are exploring successful national government anti-trafficking efforts in greater depth. The focus is on examining factors influencing the positive trajectories of countries that have improved their anti-trafficking efforts over time. The research will enhance understanding of government efforts to prevent and respond to aspects of human trafficking outside of the U.S. This research project will inform future TIP Office programming decisions

Implementer: The Freedom Fund (TFF)
Countries: Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Amount: $660,000
Start Date: 10/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2021
Duration: 24 months
Description: TFF and its partner London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are conducting research on responsible recruitment of low-skilled migrant workers in Ethiopia. The research considers the full continuum of actors in the recruitment process related to migration from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as a case study, analyzing and comparing global models of recruitment. TFF researchers are interviewing policymakers and advisors, private labor recruiters, community leaders, prospective migrant workers, and trafficking survivors to assess the viability of promising non-governmental recruitment initiatives, including worker-driven, community-led, and private sector schemes. This project includes participatory action research with migrants, returnees, and survivors of trafficking and their families and expects to develop responsible recruitment models for migrant workers in Ethiopia.
Implementer: The Asia Foundation (TAF)

Countries: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Amount: $800,000
Start Date: 10/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 3/30/2021
Duration: 18 months
Description: TAF is conducting research to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of screenings and service provisions to victims of trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV) in diverse contexts. This South Asia regional study is being implemented with local partners in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India to offer comparisons across contexts that include destination, transit, and source areas, where TAF will identify promising practices and challenges in integrating or separating services for victims of human trafficking and GBV. TAF is engaging with its extensive networks – including key policymakers – to disseminate research findings and to integrate research recommendations into global stakeholders’ current efforts. The research is designed to enhance understanding and to prevent and respond to aspects of human trafficking outside of the United States. This research project also will inform future TIP Office programming decisions.

Implementer: Verité
Amount: $500,000
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 3/30/2020
Duration: 30 months
Description: Verité is conducting research that examines human trafficking and other labor abuses in the supply chains of the forestry sector in three countries in both the Africa (AF) and East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) regions.  Verité is also looking at supply chains in the Western Hemisphere (WHA) region. Desk research is being conducted on the following countries in each region: AF (Cameroon, Republic of Congo, and Mozambique) and EAP (Burma, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands), after which one country in each region will be selected for in-depth research.  The policy recommendations resulting from the research and report produced through this project are intended to be used by stakeholders, including companies, as a basis for improvements to codes of conduct, enhanced sourcing practices, policy change, and advocacy.  It will also be used in the development of future TIP Office anti-trafficking strategies for program development.

Implementer: UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $337,000
Start Date: 10/1/2019
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2021
Duration: 24 months
Description: UNODC is developing an issue paper on the concept of ‘harbouring’ in the international legal definition of trafficking in persons in the Palermo Protocol. This issue paper benefits from UNODC’’s experience in developing such issue papers, as well as the success of previous issue papers, as guiding resources for technical assistance activities and policy development for Member States. UNODC is conducting rigorous research, including: an extended desk review of the concept of ‘harbouring’ in international academic literature, legislation, case law, and policy documents; development of a survey instrument and selection of 12 Member States to be included in the survey; global consultations with countries representing different regions and legal traditions through in-depth expert interviews as part of country missions; and, an international expert group meeting of representatives from Member States, criminal justice practitioners, academic experts, and NGOs. This methodology will result in an in-depth analysis of international and national criminal justice responses and expertise as well as identification of challenges, good practices, and lessons learned formulated as an extensive issue paper.

CHILD PROTECTION COMPACT (CPC) PARTNERSHIPS

Country: Ghana
Implementer: Free the Slaves
Amount: $3,475,0000
Start Date: 10/1/2015
Prospective End Date: 3/30/2021
Duration: 65 months
Description: FTS is working to free hundreds of children found in hot spots among Lake Volta’s fishing communities and the surrounding regions and train more than 2,000 community members, traditional authorities, and government officials on ways to combat child trafficking sustainably. In partnership with International Needs Ghana, FTS is training community leaders to recognize child trafficking, take appropriate action, and help reintegrate rescued children into communities, is raising public awareness in selected communities, is supporting livelihood alternatives for families of reintegrated children, is and providing staff training and grants to NGOs that provide aftercare services for child trafficking victims.

Country: Ghana
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $2,915,0000
Start Date: 10/1/2015
Prospective End Date: 12/30/2020
Duration: 62 months
Description: IOM is building the capacity of the Government of Ghana to effectively address child trafficking in coordination with the activities of the Child Protection Compact Partnership. Through this project IOM is helping the government establish i) protocols for screening vulnerable children, ii) systematic referral mechanisms and protocols for timely interagency response to suspected cases, and iii) monitoring and evaluation tools to improve overall interagency coordination, situational analysis and monitoring, as well as response. IOM is training Social Welfare staff, Ghana Police Service (GPS), Judges, the Attorney General, and Training Academies on child trafficking. Furthermore, IOM is supporting direct care and services to child victims of trafficking in a government-sponsored shelter.

Country: The Philippines
Implementer: International Justice Mission
Amount: $3,525,000
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 4/30/2021
Duration: 42 months
Description: International Justice Mission (IJM) is developing a replicable model for combating the online sexual exploitation of children. This includes significantly expanding support to strengthen Philippine government prosecution activities in the National Capital Region, Central Visayas, and Mindanao, while building up law enforcement and prosecution capacity in known and detected hotspots for online sexual exploitation of children, resulting in strengthened criminal deterrence and protection for vulnerable children on a national scale. In addition, IJM is working closely with the government of the Philippines and other implementing partners to strengthen holistic care for children surviving on-line sexual exploitation, including investing in longer-term foster care systems needed to ensure sustainable support to recovering survivors. IJM also provides technical support to the local government and implementing partners to strengthen community-based mechanisms for identifying and protecting child victims of online sexual exploitation and strengthen existing community-based mechanisms for identifying and preventing child victims of labor trafficking.

Country: The Philippines
Implementer: The Salvation Army World Service Office
Amount: $800,000
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 3/30/2020
Duration: 30 months
Description: The Salvation Army is strengthening systems for comprehensive care of survivors of OSEC in the National Capitol Region and Central Visayas of the Philippines. The project is working to support social workers and other stakeholders to identify victims of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC), to strengthen comprehensive service delivery for up to 140 child OSEC survivors with a focus on mental health care and legal services, and to increase shelter provisions for over 40 child victims of OSEC.

Country: Peru
Implementer: International Labour Organization (ILO)
Amount: $5,700,000
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 12/31/2021
Duration: 51 months
Description: The ILO and its subrecipients conduct activities in support of all three CPC objectives to combat child sex and labor trafficking in Peru, with a geographic focus on the regions of metropolitan Lima, Cusco, and Loreto. This program supports the criminal justice system to increase accountability for child traffickers, including through enhancing proactive investigations, improving investigative techniques, and increasing the effectiveness of prosecutions. This program also promotes victim-centered approaches to enhance collaboration between criminal justice officials and social service providers and empower survivors to participate in the process of bringing their traffickers to justice without experiencing re-traumatization. The project works with stakeholders across government sectors to improve their ability to identify and appropriately refer suspected cases of child trafficking. It also builds the capacity of state-shelters to provide enhanced services to child trafficking victims. Finally, the project supports the government’s efforts to implement its 2017-2021 National Plan against Trafficking in Persons at the national and sub-national levels, including through enhancing monitoring and reporting.

Country: Peru
Implementer: Centro Yanapanakusun
Amount: $1,000,000
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2020
Duration: 36 months
Description: Centro Yanapanakusun is organizing and mobilizing resources from civil society and municipal governments to strengthen child trafficking prevention for populations at high risk in the region of Cusco. Working directly with communities most affected by child trafficking, this organization is establishing alliances with key local actors, including traditional authorities, local governments, schools, and others to increase awareness of anti-trafficking policies and protocols and develop strategies and tools for prevention.

Country: Jamaica
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $600,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 3/30/2020
Duration: 18 months
Description: IOM, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, is working to increase efforts to prevent child trafficking in Jamaica by conducting nationwide research on its nature and prevalence in different sectors to provide the Government of Jamaica and the public with information that clearly articulates the features of child trafficking in Jamaica.

Country: Jamaica
Implementer: The Warnath Group
Amount: $1,300,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 12/31/2021
Duration: 39 months
Description: The Warnath Group is working to build the capacity of Jamaican law enforcement and victim service providers to increase the number of victim-centered investigations, prosecutions, and convictions of child trafficking cases through tailored training and technical assistance, as well as support the Government of Jamaica to strengthen and maintain data collection on child trafficking.

Country: Jamaica
Implementer: Winrock International
Amount: $3,200,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 5/30/2022
Duration: 39 months
Description: Winrock International and its implementing partners are working to strengthen government and civil society capacity to identify and provide comprehensive services to more child trafficking victims from identification through protective care, community reintegration, and long-term follow up services and increase efforts to prevent child trafficking by developing and strengthening community-based mechanisms to raise awareness.

PROGRAM TO END MODERN SLAVERY (PEMS)

Countries: Global – India, the Philippines, Vietnam
Implementer: Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS)
Amount: $25,000,000
Start Date: 10/1/2017
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2020
Duration: 36 months
Description: GFEMS is currently administering sub-grants and contracts focused on reducing trafficking of overseas Filipino and Vietnamese migrant workers; combating sex trafficking in Maharashtra, India and Vietnam; and addressing forced labor in the apparel and construction sectors of Vietnam and India, respectively. The program will also include robust monitoring and evaluation and contribute data, analysis, and best practices via a global data platform.

Countries: Global
Implementer: Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS)
Amount: $21,000,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2022
Duration: 48 months
Description: The Global Fund is advancing a strategy of transformational projects under its three core pillars:  rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom of survivors.  Under this grant, GFEMS is funding sub-awards following an open and competitive process to implement anti-trafficking programs in target countries and industries decided upon in collaboration with the TIP Office.  Sub-awards issued may aim to scale-up sub-award efforts administered under FY16 funds awarded to the organization (PEMS1) in India, Vietnam, and the Philippines, totaling approximately $15 million to date, while also expanding to new regions and industries for sub-grantees to implement anti-trafficking programs.  The Global Fund will continue its work leveraging additional donor resources, building upon funds leveraged to date.  The Global Fund will seek to further develop and validate the effectiveness of its methodologies for measuring prevalence under PEMS1, while testing additional methodologies.

Countries: Guinea and Sierra Leone
Implementer: University of Georgia Research Foundation
Amount: $4,000,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2022
Duration: 48 months
Description: The University of Georgia (UGA) Research Foundation, Inc. is contracting with the Resilient Africa Network (RAN) to develop a methodology or methodologies to measure the prevalence and impact of human trafficking in two target countries in Africa to be determined in collaboration with the TIP Office.  Research efforts will also entail collecting and analyzing existing prevalence data from multiple sources and conducting service needs assessments.  Prevalence data findings, coupled with needs assessment results, will shape the design of two sub-awards to implement anti-trafficking projects in the two target countries following an open and competitive process administered by UGA.

Countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone, and others TBD
Implementer: University of Georgia Research Foundation
Amount: $15,750,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2022
Duration: 48 months
Description: UGA is working to address sex and labor trafficking of children in select African countries to be determined jointly with the TIP Office, including $4 million for a Prevalence Methodology Innovation Forum.

Countries: Ethiopia
Implementer: The Freedom Fund
Amount: $7,000,000
Start Date: 10/1/2018
Prospective End Date: 9/30/2022
Duration: 48 months
Description: The Freedom Fund is working to expand their hotspot strategy to combat human trafficking in Ethiopia.

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