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Anti-Human Trafficking Programs Awarded in Fiscal Year 2008  
Released by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP)


Fiscal Year 2008 Anti-Human Trafficking Programs

This document contains brief descriptions of international anti-trafficking programs supported with Fiscal Year 2007 funds from the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP). A list of abbreviations is included at the end of this document.

To view programs awarded by all U.S. Government agencies for anti-human trafficking programs, please see http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/rpt/83374.htm. See also Tier definitions, Related Anti-Trafficking Links, and U.S. Government anti-trafficking programs funded in other fiscal years.

Region

Programs

Global

4

Africa

10

East Asia and Pacific Islands

15

Europe and Eurasia

4

Near East

4

South and Central Asia

8

Western Hemisphere

12

Total Number of Programs

57

Africa Region

Country: Angola
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $290,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: IOM will train Angola’s police, immigration officials and prosecutors to better identify and support victims and prosecute traffickers through a series of introductory Counter-Trafficking workshops that have proven successful in encouraging national law enforcement responses in four other SADC countries. Furthermore, IOM will train and set-up a network of local NGOs that can assist victims of trafficking and upgrade an existing women's shelter, where victims of trafficking can seek shelter and essential services such as special protection, legal assistance, and medical and psychological support.

Country: Ethiopia
Implementer: Project Concern International (PCI)
Amount: $324,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Through this program, PCI will decrease trafficking in persons and improve protection and assistance of victims. To achieve this, it will 1) improve the delivery of victim protection and assistance services for both children and adults, and 2) increase prosecution of human trafficking perpetrators. To improve victim protection and assistance, PCI will: assist government ministries in the development of action plans for identification of victims; provide resources to select organizations to hire outreach workers to proactively intercept TIP victims; strengthen cooperation between and among police and service organizations in terms of referral procedures, victim protection, temporary housing, health care, and legal assistance; and assist the National TIP Taskforce in the development of in-country family tracing and reintegration protocols/guidelines/tools. In order to increase prosecution of TIP perpetrators, PCI will assist law enforcement leaders in adapting procedures, guidelines and tools for police to use in identification, rescue, assistance and referral of victims, as well as handling of perpetrators and assist the Ministry of Justice to train prosecutors and judges along critical trafficking routes.

Country: Guinea
Implementer: World Education
Amount: $345,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: World Education and its local partners will pilot education, awareness raising, and capacity strengthening approaches to promote application of existing laws to prevent human trafficking and protect and recover victims in two source, transit and/or destination prefectures: Forécariah and Kindia. The project will test two models to expand delivery of essential services through a) government-sponsored Local Child and Family Protection Councils and b) community-driven Parents Associations and Friends of the School. The project will emphasize quality community-driven collection of data on human trafficking and action research on the causes and consequences of trafficking and child exploitation to support government efforts to establish a national database on trafficking and anti-trafficking efforts.

Country: Kenya
Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS)
Amount: $301,150
Duration: 12 months
Description: ACILS will bring together key stakeholders in the agriculture sector, including unions, community organizations, employers, and government officials, to develop joint solutions to the problem of child trafficking in the sector. The objectives of the proposed program are to: create incentives, an understanding, and acceptance among parents and communities of the need to send or keep children in school; develop a cadre of TIP union stewards to help monitor plantations, identify and support child trafficking victims, and report cases of trafficking; increase the capacity of unions in the agriculture sector to prevent trafficking, assist child victims of trafficking, and hold traffickers accountable to law enforcement; and, assist agricultural unions to negotiate terms and conditions of work with employers to ensure that children are not trafficked for such labor either formally or informally.

Country: Mozambique
Implementer: Rede Came
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Rede Came will increase the level of collaboration between government and civil society with regard to improving the legal environment for combating human trafficking, and disseminate information regarding the forthcoming anti-TIP law. Rede Came will train NGOs, judges, and magistrates on key issues of relevance to the specific audiences, and will also provide comprehensive services to victims through its established referral system.

Country: Sierra Leone
Implementer: World Hope International
Amount: $324,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: World Hope International, working as a partner in the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST), proposes to utilize lessons learned and build on the foundation of existing work in Sierra Leone to: activate and solidify community anti-trafficking groups in all regions of Sierra Leone; network and train community anti-trafficking groups, service providers and local law enforcement to form practical and lasting referral mechanisms for cases and victims of TIP; recommend improvements to existing anti-TIP legislation and to law enforcement policies and procedures related to TIP; educate law enforcement officers, immigration officials, prosecutors and magistrates; and, train service providers and community groups to provide adequate care for victims.

Country: South Africa
Implementer: Molo Songololo
Amount: $36,000
Duration: 10 months
Description: Molo Songololo will provide five training workshops to mid-level law enforcement officers in the Southern Cape, Eastern Cape, Cape Town, and the Western Cape. The purpose of the educational workshops is to enable officers to detect and effectively investigate a trafficking complaint, and inform them of relevant legislation that could be used to bring charges against alleged offenders. These particular locations are of significance for training because of the increase in child sex tourism along the coast of South Africa.

Country: Tanzania
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $87,225
Duration: 12 months
Description: This project will enhance the ongoing prevention and protection efforts conducted by IOM in cooperation with the Government of Tanzania by offering an alternative to trafficking for vulnerable children in Arusha and Kilimanjaro provinces and offering a safe haven for victims identified in the region. The proposed project will increase the local capacity to prevent human trafficking as well as to detect cases of human trafficking and refer the victims for assistance through training and public awareness activities.

Country: Zimbabwe
Implementer: Girl Child Network (GCN)
Amount: $152,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: GCN will implement programs that include: capacity building of girls’ club presidents and their coordinators; training of media personnel on sensitive reporting of trafficking issues; awareness raising campaigns with traditional leaders; rehabilitation and support for girls removed from human trafficking situations, and the production and distribution of material on human trafficking for the general public.

Country: Regional (Southern Africa)
Implementer: Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa (SAHRIT)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 months

Description: SAHRIT will conduct a situational analysis that will determine the extent of human trafficking in three countries in the sub-region (Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Mozambique) and the link between corruption and human trafficking, highlighting the extent to which corruption contributes to the process of human trafficking. Further the project also seeks to identify what legislative and administrative reforms need to be put in place that will adequately address the problem of the human trafficking-corruption nexus in these countries. Some of the recommendations will then form the basis for interventions which will include development of a capacity building program for officers within anti-corruption agencies to effectively investigate and arrest perpetrators.

East Asia and Pacific

Country: Burma
Implementer: Save the Children-UK
Amount: $248,400
Duration: 24 months
Description: Develop and promote child protection systems which prevent the trafficking and exploitation of migrant and vulnerable children. The second and third years of funding will expand these programs from the Mon, Karen, and Northern Shan States into three townships in the Mandalay Division. This will be years two and three of this project—G/TIP funded year one with FY06 money.

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: M’Lop Tapang
Amount: $70,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Strengthen and expand M’Lop’s child protection program, aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and trafficking, through the creation of a ChildSafe environment in Sihanoukville and through education for children, families, and communities.

Country: Cambodia
Implementer: The Asia Foundation (TAF)
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: Increase transparency and awareness of trafficking and efforts to combat it, especially with labor TIP. The project will provide legal assistance and protection to victims. It will work to enhance the capacity of law enforcement to combat TIP and protect victims by training police for coordination among law enforcement groups. It will also train the media to increase their understanding of TIP, especially labor, and encourage them to monitor and report all forms of trafficking.

Country: East Timor
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)/Alola Foundation
Amount: $215,000
Duration: 6 months
Description: The second, and final, grant to IOM/Alola Foundation to increase capacity of law enforcement—training of police, legal sector, and government agencies to recognize trafficking and respect the rights of the victims. The project will train federal government’s fledgling consular services to recognize potential trafficking victims and to understand the instruments available for recourse in both the framework of national legislation and international law. It will also coordinate for provision of shelter and voluntary return support to victims of trafficking.

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: IOM will work with criminal justice personnel on implementation of the anti-trafficking law and will strengthen Indonesia’s efforts to fight TIP by increasing the capacity of the criminal justice system to both protect victims and to increase the number of convictions of human traffickers.

Country: Indonesia
Implementer: MTV Europe Foundation
Amount: $210,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: MTV Europe Foundation intends to disseminate information to at-risk populations on how to protect themselves, prevent TIP, raise awareness of the impact of TIP in rural communities, and discuss responsibilities of citizens to support protection of victims and prosecution of TIP offenders. MTV Europe proposes to achieve this by developing multimedia for a series of events that will be personalized to each community.

Country: Laos
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $187,500
Duration: 12 months
Description: Strengthen the capacity of criminal justice institutions, including judiciary and law enforcement bodies; enhance Lao criminal justice mechanisms and law enforcement. The project will propose amendments to Lao criminal law provisions and will train criminal justice practitioners and law enforcement officials. This is an extension of current funding from Canada, Norway, Sweden; the project started in October 2006.

Country: Philippines
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Amount: $540,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Build capacity of local law enforcement by working on case development and prosecutions of TIP cases in Metro Manila. The project will work to utilize evidentiary materials gathered to assist local authorities in initiating arrests and prosecutions of traffickers while closing establishments engaged in trafficking. The project will also increase victims’ aftercare capacity of the GOP including placement of rescued victims in shelters. The project will then be expanded into Samar in the Visayas.

Country: Philippines
Implementer: Visayan Forum Foundation (VFF)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project will build on the foundation of its established advocacy program and shelters. The project will support the operation of the shelters built by the Philippine Ports Authority in the ports of Manila, Davao, and Batangas which provide services to 1,500 victims and potential victims of trafficking. The project will strengthen anti-trafficking task forces composed of law enforcement, shipping companies, and other stakeholders through capacity building, and monitoring entry and exit points. It will also build partnership with private industries such as shipping companies and bus companies.

Country: Republic of Korea
Implementer: Abt Associates, Inc.
Amount: $29,900
Duration: 9 months
Description: The project will assess the feasibility of conducting an evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the “johns’ school” program in the Republic of Korea (ROK). A johns’ school gives first-time offenders arrested for alleged solicitation of prostitution the option of attending school instead of going to trial. Johns’ school curriculum includes health education and information about the negative impact of prostitution. This preliminary study builds on research in the United States which demonstrates that johns’ school projects have reduced the demand for commercial sex. This project is especially timely because of recently released research in the United States on johns’ schools and will contribute to understanding whether this program implements effective law enforcement responses toward reducing demand for prostitution and commercial sex trafficking.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: AFESIP Thailand
Amount: $227,500
Duration: 24 months
Description: Develop mechanisms to protect women and girls from sexual exploitation and trafficking in previously neglected areas of Thailand. The project will map trafficking routes, develop anti-trafficking networks in cross-border region, initiate awareness campaigns, protect victims, and work to develop job opportunities for the survivors.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: Labor Rights Protection Network (LPN)
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Build anti-trafficking networks, raise TIP awareness, and provide legal assistance to migrant workers in the seafood and shrimp processing sectors of Samut Sakhon region. Promote criminal prosecution of suspected labor traffickers through a network of watchdog volunteers and case referrals to protect the victims, typically Burmese.

Countries: Regional (Cambodia and Thailand)
Implementer: Harvard School of Public Health
Amount: $165,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This research project will build on research that was completed in India this year. It will collect and analyze health-related data from major source and destination areas within Cambodia and Thailand to build the base of empirical public health knowledge concerning sex trafficking health outcomes and primary prevention in Southeast Asia. This information will be used to improve service provision and direct assistance of trafficking victims and promote the importance of early intervention by law enforcement officials.

Countries: Regional (Malaysia and Indonesia)
Implementer: International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
Amount: $205,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Protection of and assistance to Indonesian women and girls trafficked to Sabah in Eastern Malaysia for commercial sexual exploitation. Provide survivors with recovery, return, and reintegration services—temporary shelter, counseling, and life skills. Facilitate and strengthen cross-border cooperation between Malaysians and Indonesians.

Countries: Regional (Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam)
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Strengthen policy development against trafficking through research on TIP among men in the fishing industry and other high-risk employment sectors. The project will also develop the capacity of government officials to address trafficking of men and strengthen interagency cooperation in these countries.

Countries: Regional (Burma, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam)
Implementer: United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP)
Amount: $245,000
Duration: 24 months

Description: This funding will contribute to a larger UN project of which this is Phase III. The key objective is the direct and measurable impact of governments, UN agencies, and NGOs to utilize the coordinated mechanisms of the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative Against Trafficking (COMMIT) MOU. Phase III will focus on the development of a data collection and distribution system to encourage prosecutions of traffickers in the Mekong sub-region. With G/TIP’s share of the funding, UNIAP will financially and technically support 3-4 NGOs who provide services to underserved populations in the Mekong sub-region. The funding will also support strategic planning meetings that will link and strengthen local government and non-government cross-border networks to support victim populations who are exploited by some of the worst offenders of human trafficking in the region, especially to encourage prosecutions of traffickers.

Europe and Eurasia

Country: Azerbaijan
Implementer: Azerbaijan Lawyers Foundation (ALF)
Amount: $83,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: ALF will provide legal assistance to victims and will provide training for investigators, judges, and lawyers. The project will also train employees of the Ministry of Transportation, airlines, railways, ports, bus terminals, and taxi parks in victim identification. Experienced NGOs will be involved as trainers.

Country: Russia
Implementer: Fatima
Amount: $225,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Develop victim identification and advocacy procedures in the Tartarstan region. Educate police, migration service officers, prosecutors, and private attorneys; train medical and social service personnel and student volunteers how to work with and assist TIP victims. Develop an assistance center, including a hotline, and a shelter for victims.

Country: Russia
Implementer: Winrock International
Amount: $324,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Implement a regional plan for prevention and protection in the Russia Far East. Work with local governments to develop regional plans of action; train law enforcement, government officials, and service providers on the use of referral systems and effective victim-sensitive responses.

Country: Ukraine
Implementer: Women’s Perspectives
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project will improve the ability of local government and law enforcement to identify victims in rural areas of Lviv Oblast. The Grantee will develop and distribute materials and publications to local police and village mayors. The Grantee will also conduct training programs in three to five villages for local government with law enforcement representation.

Near East

Country: Iraq
Implementer: The Protection Project
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The Protection Project (TPP) will provide legislative legal assistance to the government of Iraq in the drafting and enactment of comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation. TPP will also work with representatives of the Iraqi civil society to sensitize them to the problem of trafficking in persons and building their capacity to spread awareness of trafficking in Iraq.

Country: Lebanon
Implementer: Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center
Amount: $378,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center will ensure protection and assistance to victims of trafficking in the soon-to-be opened government Retention Center. This project will serve victims of trafficking by improving the conditions and experience in the Retention Center through upgraded facilities; enhanced service provisions; and victim-centered models of care.

Country: Libya
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $150,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: This project will aim to improve the knowledge of human trafficking among Libyan judicial authorities. Through training seminars targeting judges and prosecutors, an exchange of experiences to identify best practices to be possibly replicated through a study tour and a national workshop involving different stakeholders (judicial, law enforcement and NGO representatives), the project will focus on identifying areas of improvement of the Libyan Criminal Law in order to enhance effectiveness in prosecuting the trafficking crime and protecting victims.

Country: Syria
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: This project aims to increase the capacity of the Syrian authorities to identify and assess human trafficking, as well as identify and provide protection to victims of trafficking. IOM will develop training courses specifically designed for law enforcement and border officials; develop anti-trafficking curriculum for the Syrian police academy; and operate a targeted information campaign for key decision-makers and law enforcement officials.

South and Central Asia

Country: Afghanistan
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $540,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: This project will contribute to the prevention and prosecution of trafficking in persons in Afghanistan by increasing the capacity of law enforcement officials to investigate, document, prosecute and analyze trends in trafficking in persons in Afghanistan through a series of trainings for prosecutors, judges, government officials and police academy staff. IOM will also select and train approximately five local non-governmental organizations and build their capacity to assist trafficking victims.

Country: Bangladesh
Implementer: The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT)
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: This project aims to expand and strengthen the enforcement of Bangladesh’s anti-trafficking laws by improving the capacity of Bangladesh’s prosecutors and judges to develop, handle and resolve trafficking cases. DOJ/OPDAT will conduct TIP training for judges on both the District Court and Special Tribunals and follow-up training for prosecutors, with emphasis on developing indigenous, self-sustaining training capacity. Refresher training courses will also be offered to judges and prosecutors that receive the initial training and what to enhance their knowledge.

Country: India
Implementer: Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA)
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project will address labor trafficking through: victim assistance (identification, rescue, rehabilitation and repatriation) for victims of trafficking for forced labor; campaigning and advocacy in trafficking-prone areas; facilitation of the formation of Peoples’ Vigilance Committees; and capacity building and training of grassroots organizations in litigation, rescue, and rehabilitation of forced labor trafficking cases.

Country: India
Implementer: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: USAID will work with UNODC and the Government of India to build upon an existing USAID-supported project to initiate systemic change to India’s shelter care standards. The project will expand model shelter homes into additional states, in partnership with state governments; develop a cadre of trainers on the use of the care and protection protocols at the state level; strengthen community based protection and rehabilitation by using the results of audit of state shelter homes to educate state governments about the need for additional funds to improve the quality of care in shelter homes; and create linkages with the market driven workforce development program for rehabilitation and employment of victims and at-risk children in source areas.

Country: Nepal
Implementer: Pourakhi
Amount: $100,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Pourakhi will provide support for migrant workers that have been victims of trafficking for labor and/or sexual exploitation with a focus on women through the provision of emergency shelter care services, counseling, legal aid, and re-integration assistance.

Country: Nepal
Implementer: The Asia Foundation (TAF)
Amount: $235,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project aims to strengthen prosecutions and increase convictions of traffickers in Nepal through improved and better-integrated protection measures for victims and witnesses. TAF will draft a Victim and Witness Protection Bill that will provide greater protections for trafficking victims and witnesses. TAF will train law enforcement officials and attorneys on the protection of trafficking victims and witnesses and provide legal and psychosocial support to strengthen victim protection and witness testimony.

Country: Sri Lanka
Implementer: Lawyers for Human Rights and Development (LHRD)
Amount: $65,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: LHRD will strengthen the capacity of the police to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases; assist trafficking victims in preparation of their trafficking cases; and mobilize community involvement related to anti-trafficking efforts. LHRD will conduct police trainings; monitor the progress of trafficking cases; provide legal assistance to trafficking victims; and conduct community awareness programs in order to strengthen community participation for the prevention of trafficking.

Countries: Regional (India and Nepal)
Implementer: Harvard School of Public Health
Amount: $59,000
Duration: 6 months
Description: This project will build upon the current activities of the Harvard School of Public Health which focus on research and data analysis related to the prevalence and predictors of HIV/AIDS among Nepalese sex trafficking victims in India. Supplemental funds will be used to pursue a full analysis of additional data, including over 300 records of girls trafficked into prostitution in Kolkata over the past five years and the analysis of interviews with survivors. Harvard will produce a report on the prevalence and predictors of HIV among girls trafficked in Kolkata (analogous to the JAMA article published in August 2007) and a report on the mechanisms by which these girls are trafficked into prostitution. These products will inform efforts to improve sex trafficking prevention and intervention in India and can be used to prompt greater law enforcement efforts to investigate trafficking cases and to provide enhanced protection and care for victims in Kolkata.

Western Hemisphere

Country: Belize
Implementer: Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Training, and Assistance (DOJ/OPDAT)
Amount: $61,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: Through this project DOJ/OPDAT will work to improve the capacity of the criminal justice system in Belize. Using attorneys with expertise in human trafficking investigation, prosecution and victim protection this project will strengthen the institutional capacity of the governments in the target countries to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate TIP cases. DOJ/OPDAT may use case consultation, training, and a promising practices handbook to assist prosecutors to improve their handling of trafficking cases.

Country: Bolivia
Implementer: Madres Adoratrices
Amount: $125,000
Duration: 2 years
Description: Through this project, Madres Adoratrices will rescue trafficking victims from bars and brothels and provide them and their children with shelter, medical and psychological assistance as well as educational and technical training. In addition, Madres Adoratrices will convert a small house near the shelter into a transitional home for victims who are ready to leave the shelter, who have completed their education and training, but do not yet have employment.

Country: Dominican Republic
Implementer: Fundacion Institucionalidad y Justicia (FINJUS)
Amount: $150,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: FINJUS will coordinate and strengthen the capacity of civil society groups to monitor and provide feedback on the efficiency of government policies and practices related to trafficking. The groups will work together to evaluate the manner in which trafficking cases are handled in the Dominican judicial system and the treatment and protection of victims by government institutions. FINJUS will work with civil society groups to conduct prevention and awareness activities and prepare annual reports on the incidence of trafficking in Dominican society.

Country: Ecuador
Implementer: National Police (Centro de Operaciones Anti-Contrabado (COAC) and Direccion Nacional de Policia Especializada para Ninos Ninas y Adolescentes (DINAPEN)), via post
Amount: $60,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: This project will equip the designated lead TIP agency, DINAPEN, to perform its duties more effectively and will integrate intelligence and information activities with those of the USG vetted intelligence unit (COAC), as appropriate. The majority of the project costs are for equipment and field travel, to enable more effective investigations and enforcement.

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purpose (ECPAT/Guatemala)
Amount: $324,000
Duration: 2 years
Description: Through this project, ECPAT will conduct public awareness activities through radio spots and workshops in high risk communities, support groups providing integral victims services on the Guatemala/Mexico border, train justice operators on the detection and rescue of victims and provide technical support for the Guatemalan Inter-Institutional Group to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Casa del Migrante
Amount: $130,000
Duration: 2 years
Description: Through this project, Casa del Migrante will continue to expand its existing services for migrants passing through Tapachula, Chiapas on the Mexico/Guatemala border to trafficking victims. Casa del Migrante will designate a separate area in its existing shelter for trafficking victims, create a victims’ hotline, provide safe lodging, medical and psychological assistance and repatriation/reunification services or work with the victim to regularize their status in Mexico.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Center for Studies and Research in Social Development and Assistance (CEIDAS)
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: CEIDAS will continue efforts to raise awareness on human trafficking in Mexico within the federal and state governments, media, academia, and civil society. Through this project CEIDAS will promote their trafficking awareness materials through the national media, work with journalists to publish in depth articles on the topic, publish a trafficking prevention guide for families and communities and publish a National Report on trafficking that evaluates the anti-trafficking efforts of Mexico’s 32 states.

Country: Nicaragua
Implementer: Casa Alianza
Amount: $280,000
Duration: 2 years
Description: Casa Alianza will provide shelter, medical and psychological assistance to children and teen victims of trafficking. Casa Alianza will additionally provide legal assistance to the victims; working with the District Attorney’s Offices to follow cases through the judicial system. The project will also include the development of workshops and seminars to sensitize families to the risks of trafficking.

Country: Peru
Implementer: Capital Humano y Social Alternativo (CHS)
Amount: $100,000
Duration: 1 year
Description: CHS will raise awareness on TIP among the Peruvian National Police top officers, will provide TIP training to police officers throughout Peru on victim identification, investigations and use of the RETA system (System for Registration and Statistics of Trafficking in Persons and Related Crimes). CHS will monitor and follow up on the use of the RETA system by the Peruvian National Police and Ministry of Internal Security.

Country: Suriname
Implementer: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo
Amount: $61,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: Through this project the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo will work to improve victim protection in Suriname. Victim protection is sorely lacking in Suriname, and has been identified by past TIP Reports as an area requiring improvement. Working with the Government of Suriname’s TIP Working Group and local NGOs, the Embassy support the development of a safe place for TIP victims in one or more existing social service facilities. Victim protection will include other services to be provided by the TIP Foundation, including a 24-hour victim hotline, medical care, and psychological counseling, and legal assistance.

Country: Regional
Implementer: Coalition Against Trafficking in Women in Latin America and Caribbean Region (CATW-International)
Amount: $324,000
Duration: 3 years
Description: CATW will coordinate a regional training conference for their Latin American and Caribbean national directors and partner organizations. The conference will focus on the use and interpretation of international instruments related to trafficking and the development of best practices. CATW-International will then work to provide follow-on technical assistance to the national directors and their partners working on TIP in the region.

Country: WHA Regional
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM) – International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) Training
Amount: $271,950 (IOM $138, 500; ILEA $133,450)
Duration: 12 months
Description: IOM will provide four training sessions for front-line law enforcement and prosecutorial officials from WHA countries to improve their response to human trafficking. IOM will conduct two sessions of the well recognized IOM TIP training course at an International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) facility in Lima. Participants will represent countries from South America and will be comprised of border guards, investigators, prosecutors, working-level police and immigration officials, judges and public attorneys and other relevant law enforcement officials. The participants will learn about the latest TIP policy guidelines and legislation, victim identification techniques, and best practices on how to work with a victim and get a conviction of the trafficker. IOM will also conduct a short (3- to 4-day) pilot follow-up training at ILEA San Salvador for previous participants of the training to refresh their skills and provide more advanced training. Finally, IOM will conduct an intensive training for judges in Jamaica; this will complement a recent training for prosecutors funded by the Government of Jamaica.

Global

Countries: Global (India, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, and Qatar)
Implementer: American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS)
Amount: $433,225
Duration: 15 months
Description: ACILS aims to strengthen the cooperation and coordination between key stakeholders, including governments, NGOs and trade unions, in South Asian countries of origin (India and Sri Lanka) and Gulf countries of destination (Bahrain and Qatar) to combat human trafficking. ACILS will build the capacity of trade unions, NGOs, community organizations, and government officials to: increase awareness of the danger signs of trafficking and ways to reduce the vulnerability of high-risk groups; provide protection services to trafficking victims, and increase coordination among service providers, diplomatic missions, and law enforcement officials; and document trafficking, provide legal services to victims and expand access to justice for trafficking victims, leading to increased prosecution and accountability of traffickers and abusive employers.

Country: Global
Implementer: The Harvard School of Public Health
Amount: $200,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) will undertake a study across five global regions (South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southeastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa) to determine 1) the youngest and average ages at which children across these regions become sexually exploited for commercial purposes; and 2) mechanisms and vulnerabilities by which children across these regions are victimized in this form of human trafficking. The findings from this project will serve to inform law enforcement policies and procedures regarding the identification, investigation, and prosecution of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) as well as how to prevent this crime. Phase 1 of this project will include data collection and analysis in six countries across three regions India and Nepal, Cambodia and Thailand, and Ukraine and Moldova, culminating in a preliminary report to be delivered in the fall 2008. A final report on Phase 1 activities will be delivered within 12 months. In Phase 2 the HSPH will explore the feasibility of collecting similar data for analogous analyses in two regions: Latin America (Brazil and Nicaragua) and Africa (Nigeria and Tanzania). A separate report on the feasibility of further CSEC research involving these countries will be submitted.

Country: Global
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $250,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: These funds will continue G/TIP support for IOM to conduct in-depth analysis of the Counter-Trafficking database, which is a unique victims of human trafficking global database. With this new funding IOM will produce a minimum of 10 additional country-specific and thematic reports that can be used as case studies in the 2008 US Department of State TIP Report. IOM will also work to expand the use of the database to additional IOM Missions and others. IOM will also work with interested external parties regarding the expansion of the database to an external format and promote development of international best practices for the secure collection, storages and processing of standardized and comparable data on human trafficking.

Country: Global
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $214,700
Duration: 12 months
Description: In an effort to increase the number of prosecutions and convictions for human trafficking globally, UNODC will collect and disseminate qualitative information regarding the prosecution of human trafficking activities and the effective implementation of the Trafficking Protocol. The International Reporting System will be developed as a practitioner’s tool for prosecutors and judges; a monitoring tool for government policy-makers; an awareness raising tool for the public and media; as well as an information tool for researchers and all other stakeholders involved in anti-trafficking efforts.

Abbreviations

ABA-American Bar Association

ACILS- American Center for International Labor Solidarity

CAT-W Coalition against Trafficking in Women

CEELI-Central and East European Initiative

COAC-Anti-Coyote Operation Center

CRS- Catholic Relief Services

CVT- Centers for Victims of Torture

DOJ- Department of Justice

EPCPAT- End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes

G/Tip- Department of States Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (United States Government)

GOE- Government of Ecuador

ICITAP- International Criminal Investigative Assistance Training Program

ICMC- International Catholic Migration Commission

IFC- International Finance Corporation

IJM- International Justice Mission

ILEA- International Law Enforcement Academy

ILO- International Labor Organization

IOM- International Organization for Migration

NGO- Non Governmental Organization

OAS- Organization of American States

OPDAT- Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training

SOA-Sisters of Adoration

TAF- The Asia Foundation

UNICEF- United Nations Children’s Funds

UNIFEM – United Nations Development Fund for Women

UNODC- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

USAID- United States Agency for International Development


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