Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
June 27, 2011


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AFRICA REGION

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BURKINA FASO

IOM
$95,000
September 2010-September 2011

IOM is building the capacity of government and civil society on the issue of victim identification and protection and will formalize a referral system.

BURUNDI

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
$250,000
May 2009-June 2011

UNODC is providing technical assistance to the Government of Burundi to draft national legislation that is in line with the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its TIP Protocol, while advocating for the ratification of both international instruments. UNODC is also working to improve the capacity of Burundian law enforcement and other agencies to identify TIP activities (to include TIP activities among demobilized child-soldiers) and effectively investigate and prosecute TIP offenses. UNODC will develop a Training Manual on TIP to include modules on law enforcement and prosecution, victim identification and prevention of TIP, as well as conduct a 2-week “Training of Trainers” event with participation from the National Police, Prosecutors, Judiciary and Ministry of Defense.

CAMEROON

Vital Voices
$500,000
October 2010-March 2012

Vital Voices and partner AEquitas will provide training and technical assistance to the Government of Cameroon to draft comprehensive TIP legislation and strengthen measures for the investigation and prosecution of trafficking crimes.

CHAD

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
$500,000
September 2010-September 2012

CRS is strengthening community prevention mechanisms to reduce trafficking through the creation of Community Vigilance Committees, providing shelter and psychosocial support to rescued children, and lobbying key government officials for the adoption and enactment of the pending draft law prohibiting child trafficking.

International Organization for Migration
$400,000
February 2010-February 2012

IOM is supporting the Government of Chad in the creation of a legislative basis to successfully investigate and prosecute trafficking crimes; training judicial and law enforcement officials; establishing a collaborative network of judicial/law enforcement officials and service providers to facilitate protection of victims and prosecution of traffickers; and raising awareness on trafficking in persons among vulnerable groups.

CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF

Carter Center
$500,000
September 2010-March 2012

The Carter Center will conduct training for front line officers and magistrates on child protection, human rights investigation, and professional ethics using adapted field-tested Carter Center manuals. It will also work with NGOs to provide alternative income-generating opportunities for vulnerable populations, establish legal aid clinics and assistance funds for TIP victims.

CONGO, REPUBLIC OF

International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR)
$300,000
September 2010-September 2012

IBCR is enhancing the capacity of law enforcement officials to respond to child trafficking, and social workers to provide effective protective services and support to victims.

COTE D’IVOIRE

Cote d’Ivoire Prosperite (CIP)
$900,000
September 2009-September 2012

CIP is providing shelter and comprehensive protection services to young girls who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation. The shelter’s residents are also learning an income-generating activity to assist with their socio-economic reintegration.

DJIBOUTI

International Organization for Migration
$285,000
February 2010-February 2011

IOM is increasing the Government of Djibouti and civil society’s understanding of human trafficking through capacity building workshops. It will also establish a Counter-Trafficking Working Group and develop standard operating procedures for victim identification and referral and will increase the quality and availability of victim assistance services.

Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training
$280,000
May 2009-March 2011

DOJ’s Intermittent Legal Advisor (ILA) to Djibouti is advising the country of Djibouti regarding law reform in Human Trafficking. The 3 main goals to be accomplished include: creation of an Action Plan to combat human trafficking; drafting of human trafficking legislation, training of judges, prosecutors and investigators with regards to the successful prosecution of human trafficking cases and with a special focus on working with victims of trafficking in persons cases.

ETHIOPIA

International Labor Organization (ILO)
$500,000
September 2010-September 2012

ILO is supporting the Government of Ethiopia to combat cross-border trafficking, particularly that of women workers trafficked to Middle Eastern countries for domestic servitude. It will sensitize key stakeholders such as Private Employment Agencies on the promotion of ethical recruitment practices and work to raise public awareness in communities sending workers overseas about forced labor. It will also establish a hotline desk within the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MOLSA) to direct victims of forced labor to service providers.

GHANA

Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT)
$250,000

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is providing training to prosecutors, magistrates and judges as well as to victim service providers to strengthen their capacity to work together to combat human trafficking and provide resources to victims. This program also includes the funding of a Resident Legal Advisor in Ghana for over 7 months.

Legal Resource Center
$400,000

The Legal Resource Center (LRC) is conducting specialized training for law enforcement, prosecutors, immigration and customs officials, defense lawyers, and the judiciary. These trainings will address current shortfalls in legal regulations, identify and resolve obstacles for implementing existing TIP laws, discuss international best practices, and improve skills in victim identification and protection practices. LRC will provide technical assistance to the Attorney General’s office in order to reform current TIP laws, bringing them into compliance with international standards and obligations.

Virginia State University
$450,000
February 2010-February 2013

Virginia State University, in collaboration with Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) is conducting an action-oriented research on child domestic servitude in Ghana including gathering information on the nature of recruitment and extent of trafficking involved. VSU will also focus on rescuing victims of domestic servitude, rehabilitating them and successfully reintegrating them through vocational training and formal schooling. Vulnerable families of returned victims will be given microcredit financing and training to prevent future trafficking. VSU will also conduct public awareness campaigns about the rights of children.

GUINEA BISSAU

International Partnership for Human Development (IPHD)
$400,000
October 2010-March 2013

IPHD with its local NGO partner AMIC (Association Friend of Children) is developing a public awareness campaign and action program to prevent international as well as domestic child trafficking. It is also developing a national information registry and advocacy center within AMIC to strengthen and expand AMIC’s program to reintegrate child victims of trafficking.

International Organization for Migration
$400,000
September 2009-September 2011

IOM is improving prosecution efforts through strengthening the capacity of key law enforcement and judicial actors on trafficking concepts, victim identification, and investigation techniques. It is also strengthening the capacities of existing shelters and other service providers in protecting child victims of trafficking.

LIBERIA

World Hope International
$360,000

World Hope International (WHI)’s objective is to reduce the incidence of TIP by training communities and stakeholders on trafficking issues. Through outreach activities WHI provides protection to survivors of trafficking by creating a three-pronged mechanism: Service Provider Networks (SPN), Village Parent Groups (VPGs), and local Service Providers (SPs). All three groups address prevention, victim identification, and referral to appropriate aftercare services. WHI is also identifying and responding to survivors of trafficking by providing immediate services such as emergency survival kits, short-term shelter, and domestic repatriation when possible.

MALI

International Organization for Migration
$300,000
September 2010-September 2012

IOM is providing direct assistance to victims of trafficking, as well as supporting the adoption of national legislation to combat trafficking.

NIGER

International Organization for Migration
$350,000
September 2010-September 2012

IOM is solidifying the legislative base to prosecute and punish trafficking crimes and offenders in Niger; building the capacity of government, judicial/law enforcement officials and other key stakeholders to investigate, prosecute and convict traffickers.

NIGERIA

DOJ/OPDAT and DOJ/ICITAP
$422,938
September 2007-September 2011

The Department of Justice, Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance Training (OPDAT) and the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) will be conducting an integrated training program for NAPTIP investigators and prosecutors, members of the Nigerian Police Force and the Immigration Service. The purpose of the training is to increase the quality of cases brought forward for prosecution, resulting in successful convictions. The training will focus on disrupting organized criminal networks engaging in TIP.

SENEGAL

Tostan
$250,000
September 2010-September 2011

Tostan is creating Commissions for Child Protection in 64 villages to protect children and prevent numerous violations of children’s rights, including trafficking. A community space (designated home) will be established and will act as a place of refuge for children in the community. Additionally a Community Protection Fund will be established within each community.

International Organization for Migration
$150,000
September 2010-September 2011

IOM is improving prosecution efforts through strengthening the capacity of key law enforcement and judicial actors on trafficking concepts, victim identification, and investigation techniques. It is also strengthening the capacities of existing shelters and other service providers in protecting child victims of trafficking.

SIERRA LEONE

World Hope International (WHI)
$618,535
August 2008-September 2011

WHI is creating and enhancing networking between community anti-trafficking groups, local law enforcement and victim service providers; improving the legal response to TIP in Sierra Leone; and improving comprehensive services for victims of TIP.

SOUTH AFRICA

International Association of Women Judges, South Africa Chapter (IAWJ)
$200,000
May 2009-March 2011

IAWJ, South Africa Chapter is sensitizing members of the judiciary to the problem of human trafficking in South Africa, and ensuring that judges and magistrates understand the rights of trafficked persons and the responsibility and role of judicial officers in protecting those rights.

SWAZILAND

World Vision
$500,000
October 2010-September 2012

World Vision and its local NGO partner Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) is conducting action research in trafficking in persons to support advocacy and programs. It is raising public awareness and promoting preventive methods to reduce incidents of trafficking. It is also promoting the integration of services for victims through the creation and implementation of a referral mechanism.

TANZANIA

Department of Justice (OPDAT and ICITAP)
$1,438,000
2007-September 2011

Funds are provided to the performing agency to further the United States policy initiatives that have been outlined by the Department of State and by INL and G/TIP, including establishing responsive and effective judicial and law enforcement institutions that combat trafficking in persons and support the rule of law in Tanzania.

ZAMBIA

International Organization for Migration
$400,000
September 2009-July 2011

IOM is improving the capacity of law enforcement to operationalize the new anti-trafficking legislation ( including investigation, identification and protection of victims); improving the capacity of civil society and other stakeholders to operationalize the new anti-trafficking legislation (particularly concentrating on identifying and protecting victims, as well as working with law enforcement to assist in prosecution); to build human and electronic capacity to improve reporting systems and database that collects all reportable offenses and tracks cases through the legal system; to provide assistance to victims of trafficking.

REGIONAL (BURUNDI, DRC)

Heartland Alliance
$900,000
November 2009-November 2012

Heartland Alliance is providing crucial victim protection services to former child-soldiers trafficked in mines in DRC, and forced labor and sex trafficking victims in both Burundi and the DRC. This goal is to be achieved in conjunction with local partners and the creation of a referral system to provide victim assistance in the form of emergency shelters, medical services, trauma counseling, legal assistance and economic reintegration.

REGIONAL (SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND, MOZAMBIQUE)

World Hope International (WHI)
$200,000
September 2009-January 2011

WHI is building technical and organizational capacity of local partners in addressing human trafficking; training trainers (TOT) among community leaders, social workers and teachers with a focus on prevention; training trainers (TOT) among caregivers including psychologists, social workers, teachers and medical personnel to identify and understand the complex needs of victims.


EAST ASIA and PACIFIC REGION

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BURMA

Save the Children Federation
$334,307
September 2009-September 2011

Save the Children is establishing child protection systems in communities and townships to build collaboration and counter-trafficking community-based systems. The child protection systems serve children who are at risk of being trafficked, are returning trafficking victims, or who are working in exploitative labor.

CAMBODIA

Agir por les Femmes en Situation Precaire (AFESIP)
$336,400
May 2009-May 2011

AFESIP is operating three shelters which serve victims with a focus on rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration. The centers provide victims with residential living, medical evaluations and treatment; psychological counseling; support to family members; and childcare and parenting skills.

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance, and Training (OPDAT)
$200,000
September 2007-September 2011

The project aims to assist the Cambodian justice sector generally, and the relevant components of the National Task Force (NTF) specifically, through comprehensive strategic assistance and training of police, other investigators, prosecutors and judges to enhance the number of successful investigations and prosecutions of persons engaged in human trafficking in Cambodia, to result in increased charges and convictions.

United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP)
$500,000
February 2010-February 2013

The United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) is partnering with local NGOs to provide psychosocial support and other services to address trauma and other mental health needs of victims of sex and labor trafficking. The project is also providing economic support through training and job placement for victims as well as training for staff.

World Hope International
$325,000
September 2009-September 2011

World Hope International (WHI) is implementing a satellite assessment center in Siem Reap, based on its G/TIP funded assessment and aftercare center in Phnom Penh. The organization is providing comprehensive services for girl survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and rape. Services include medical and mental health assessments, art therapy, and assistance with preparing for court proceedings, with the goal of recovery and reintegration.

CHINA

University Enterprises, Inc. /California State University, Sacramento
$200,000
May 2009-May 2011

University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI)/California State University, Sacramento is partnering with The Peking University Woman Law Studies, the Legal Aid Center (WLSLAC), and local NGOs and women’s federations in provinces where trafficking cases are frequently found. Project activities include: administering a survey in target areas to learn the extent of trafficking in persons and needs of victims; conducting an extensive public awareness campaign; training legal, criminal justice, and community-based professionals; and presenting a research report and legislative recommendations for improved policies and laws on the suppression of trafficking.

FIJI

Save the Children–Fiji
$226,767
May 2009-May 2011

Save the Children-Fiji (SC) is building the resilience of Fiji’s communities and institutions by protecting those at-risk through strengthened immigration and border controls and other anti-trafficking policies and legislation. To accomplish this, Save the Children-Fiji is advocating for enforcement of existing legislation and policies, making recommendations for new legislation and policies to combat TIP, and developing materials for training of trainers. These materials address TIP, commercial child sexual exploitation, and children’s rights and protection. The project includes four workshops for target groups including: judges, immigration officers, naval officers, and community and tourism police.

INDONESIA

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT)
$190,000
September 2009-September 2011

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is conducting activities to help implement the new anti-trafficking in persons (TIP) laws and to strengthen targeted law enforcement responses to TIP cases, with a particular focus on forced labor. This project builds upon the G/TIP funded OPDAT Intermittent Legal Advisor activities of 2008. DOJ/OPDAT is providing comprehensive training and mentoring of prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, and non-governmental organizations in four multi-regional workshops on the new legislation.

International Organization for Migration
$600,000
December 2010-January 2013

The project is building on IOM’s foundation of current activities by expanding direct assistance for victims of trafficking with an increased focus on reintegration services, including addressing needs in the social context of family and community. IOM will develop reintegration guidelines for referral partners and build a national referral network across 33 provinces. The project will also support a legal assistance fund for victims and training for lawyers on how to apply a victim centered approach to providing legal assistance.

International Organization for Migration
$300,000
February 2010-August 2011

IOM continues its anti-trafficking activities by increasing the knowledge of front line immigration, labor, and law enforcement officers on trafficking and safe migration; improving coordination between agencies for prevention and protection; increasing knowledge of the role of government agencies on the anti-trafficking laws; and providing direct assistance for victims. This project targets three key points of entry at the Jakarta, Surabaya, and Medan seaports and airports.

USAID-MTV Exit Project
$210,000
September 2008-October 2011

In September 2006, the United States Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID RDMA) signed a cooperative agreement with the MTVEF and MTV International to enter into an alliance to fight trafficking in persons, the “MTV EXIT Campaign (End Exploitation and Trafficking).” The purpose of EXIT is to raise awareness about, and increase prevention of, trafficking in persons (TIP) in Asia. This Asia-wide campaign is implemented using three main communication vehicles: On Air, Online, and On the Ground. "Intersection", a hard-hitting animated film about human trafficking and sexual exploitation, premiered on March 20 on MTV channels in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Produced in partnership with USAID RDMA, the latest release in the MTV EXIT campaign, "Intersection", is told from the perspectives of five people who are part of the trafficking chain: the victim, trafficker, brothel owner, client and an undercover cop.

LAOS

The Asia Foundation
$350,000
September 2009-September 2011

The Asia Foundation (TAF) is enhancing cooperation between law enforcement, social service providers, and community groups to protect victims’ rights and prosecute traffickers. TAF is conducting a survey of trafficking “hotspots” to help law enforcement target limited resources more effectively. TAF is also training community security officers to assist trafficking victims and lead community watch groups.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
$500,000
September 2010-September 2012

UNODC is building on its recent G/TIP project to close loopholes in the anti-TIP legal framework, train criminal justice officials at lower levels and in additional provinces, and further develop awareness and support for victim rights and protection. This project is strengthening national legislation; coordinating an anti-TIP response through training government officials; supporting high-level multi-stakeholder meetings; conducting awareness raising activities; and strengthening access to legal services in 30 communities and to victims in three shelters.

MALAYSIA

Boat People SOS
$200,000
May 2009-May 2011

This project builds on existing partnerships with local organizations to expand victim services for Vietnamese victims of trafficking in Penang, Malaysia. Activities include: community education and specialized services to TIP survivors in Penang; establishing information and referral services for vulnerable Vietnamese workers; training counselors on promising practices for assisting TIP victims; and achieving sustainability through increased community support for anti-trafficking work. The project is creating an active team of lawyers and advocates to assist victims and providing training on identification, support, and referrals for victims.

MONGOLIA

American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA)
$465,000
September 2009-September 2011

This project is increasing the capacity of local lawyers and advocates to enhance witness/victim protection. The ABA project is also increasing awareness among government officials and other stakeholders; training lawyers; providing legal, social, medical, and psychological services for the urban poor and those living in temporary border areas; and advocating for victim/witness protection and compensation.

The Asia Foundation (TAF)
$509,400
May 2009-May 2011

The project goal is to reduce and deter human trafficking from and within Mongolia through improved investigation and capacity building with prosecutors, the judiciary, and law enforcement. TAF is assisting in investigating and building cases, as well as in adjudicating and prosecuting offenders. Through these activities, TAF is addressing challenges and obstacles to the prosecution of human trafficking cases in Mongolia. Additional activities include: drafting comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation; identifying and adapting promising practices from other countries in the region; educating border guards, immigration officers, and civil society stakeholders; strengthening local outreach and crime prevention units; and developing multi-disciplinary networks in communities.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

International Organization for Migration
$400,000
September 2010-September 2012

IOM is assisting Papua New Guinea government officials and other stakeholders to increase the country’s capacity to prosecute traffickers and protect victims of trafficking. Project activities include: supporting the drafting and enactment of anti-TIP legislation; training law enforcement and judiciary officials to identify and investigate potential trafficking cases; providing training for enhanced protection measures; and creating a referral system for victims of trafficking. IOM is also developing and implementing an awareness raising campaign, including the establishment of a dedicated telephone hotline to collect data and provide guidance to stakeholders.

PHILIPPINES

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT)
$500,000
May 2009-April 2012

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) aims to increase the number of successful prosecutions and convictions of persons engaged in human trafficking. DOJ/OPDAT is developing and implementing training for prosecutors who handle TIP cases throughout the country. The trainings focus on relevant TIP statutes, advocacy skills, and resources available for TIP victims, and commercial sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography and sex tourism. DOJ/OPDAT is also providing assistance and mentoring to selected prosecutors through personalized guidance and case-specific support and facilitates enhanced voluntary prosecutor-police cooperation.

International Justice Mission (IJM)
$500,000
September 2010-September 2012

IJM is building on its current successful G/TIP project by providing intelligence, technical assistance and training to police and prosecutors and legal and protection assistance to victims. The project is enabling capacity building and training to judicial officials and to government social workers. IJM is also continuing to provide livelihood assistance to victims.

United Nations Children's Fund
$480,000
February 2010-February 2012

This United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) project targets internally displaced persons in two conflict affected provinces in Mindanao by strengthening the prevention of and response to trafficking in persons. UNICEF is conducting community education on trafficking and safe labor migration with the goal of improved investigation and rescue mechanisms, especially for the protection of trafficked children.

Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc.
$600,000
October 2010-September 2013

This project is strengthening policy reforms and advocacy to address labor trafficking and forced labor. Visayan is conducting national collaborative meetings with private sector stakeholders such as transport groups, human resource and placement industries, as well as NGOs and government officials to develop initiatives to fight labor trafficking. Other activities include assisting with investigations and filing test cases in prosecuting forced labor.

SOLOMON ISLANDS

American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA)
$150,000
March 2010-February 2011

The American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA) is conducting an analysis of existing and draft laws and other existing anti-TIP efforts and strengthening the NGO response to trafficking. The project is also implementing a pilot advocacy program supported by an international legal pro bono mentor and a small grants program to build the capacity of civil society. Activities also include conducting public awareness campaigns and engaging a legal advocacy advisor.

TAIWAN

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT)
$178,231
May 2009-September 2011

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) has posted an Intermittent Legal Advisor (ILA) in Taipei for approximately three months. The ILA is implementing TIP activities that include case consultation and specialized support to the TIP prosecution unit and locally designated TIP prosecutors. Training for prosecutors emphasize sensitive treatment of victims and witnesses in TIP cases; increased cooperation between prosecutors and NGOs; the role of victim and witness coordination; the review of charging procedures and other aspects of prosecution to increase prosecution and conviction rates; and obtaining adequate sentencing for TIP cases. The project also includes a seminar focused on developing a victim referral mechanism and coordinating victim services.

THAILAND

AFESIP/Alliance Anti-Trafic
$227,500 (Advice of Allotment)
July 2007-June 2011

This project is developing mechanisms to protect women and girls from sexual exploitation and trafficking in previously neglected areas of Thailand. AFESIP is mapping trafficking routes, developing anti-trafficking networks in cross-border region, initiating awareness campaigns, providing victim protection, and developing job opportunities for survivors.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)
$400,000
October 2010-September 2012

The Solidarity Center is promoting the effective implementation of the Thai anti-TIP law and providing legal recourse for victims of labor trafficking. Project activities include: training government investigators and prosecutors on the law; monitoring cases; and providing legal representation for victims. The Solidarity Center is also conducting advocacy activities and raising awareness of exploitative labor practices among migrant worker organizations.

Child Protection and Development Center
$290,000
August 2010-July 2013

The Child Protection and Development Center is providing protection for street children, ages 6-18, who are victims of child sex tourism in Pattaya. The project is establishing an outreach position to contact local populations of street children; conducting fieldwork; and establishing a Drop-in Center to provide screenings and basic necessities such as food, shelter, clothing and medicine and a day program to provide recreation and education.

Labor Rights Protection Network (LPN)
$200,000
May 2009-March 2011

LPN is building anti-trafficking networks, raising TIP awareness, and providing legal assistance to migrant workers in the seafood and shrimp processing sectors in the Samut Sakhon region. The project is enabling advocacy for criminal prosecution of suspected labor traffickers through a network of watchdog volunteers and case referrals to protect the victims, who are typically Burmese.

New Life Center Foundation
$100,000
May 2010-April 2012

This project is supporting comprehensive services for victims of trafficking in persons, including forced labor. Services include shelter, mental health and medical services, educational and vocational training, life skills and citizenship advocacy for tribal persons in Chiang Mai.

TRAFCORD
$125,000
September 2004-September 2011

TRAFCORD, a nongovernmental coordination unit for anti-human trafficking operations in the Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand, is coordinating government and NGO activities to combat sexual abuse of children and human trafficking in the nine provinces of the upper northern region of Thailand and their associated Burmese and Lao border regions. TRAFCORD is providing protection and assistance for victims, including reviewing incident reports; conducting rescue missions; and providing other victim services, such as legal assistance, reintegration and rehabilitation. In addition, the project includes training workshops for multi-disciplinary teams in provincial coordination centers on specific skills, such as proper techniques for interviewing children. Also, TRAFCORD is conducting additional trainings and public awareness campaigns for school children and local communities to raise awareness about human trafficking in Thailand.

VIETNAM

Alliance Anti-trafic/Afesip Vietnam
$500,000
September 2010-September 2013

Alliance Anti-Trafic Vietnam is addressing sex trafficking by identifying victims, providing comprehensive protection services, and reintegrating women and girl victims, including assisting with life skills, vocational training, and economic development programs. Other activities include peer education and follow-up services for victims, training for social workers, and a prevention campaign.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$320,000
September 2010-September 2012

IOM is enhancing public awareness, policy and legislation related to labor trafficking of men and women. Project staff work directly with government policy makers and other stakeholders to enhance the national capacity for improved victim identification, return and reintegration support, health and psychosocial services, and legal assistance for victims of labor trafficking. Legal assistance support includes training for legal aid units and police to better understand trafficking and the legal rights of victims of trafficking. IOM is also building capacity for prosecutions through a pilot project to establish identification and investigation guidelines for prosecutors.

REGIONAL EAP

Harvard School of Public Health
Regional (Thailand, Cambodia)
$165,000
August 2008-April 2011

Building on research completed in India, Harvard School of Public Health is collecting and analyzing 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.

International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
Regional (Indonesia, Malaysia)
$690,000
September 2008-December 2011

The project is being implemented in partnership with Human Development Committee (HDC), Diocese of Kota Kinabalu. The primary objective of the project is to develop a replicable model of bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Malaysia at local level; and particularly between the local governments of Nunukan (E. Kalimantan, Indonesia) and Tawau (Sabah, Malaysia). The program is being implemented at district and municipality levels in four locations: in Nunukan in East Kalimantan and in Tawau, Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu, in Sabah. Nunukan and Tawau are the primary exit and entry points along the so-called eastern trafficking corridor to Malaysia. Through the FY 2009 grant, ICMC is continuing to curb trafficking and debt bondage of Indonesian women and girls by providing survivors with recovery, return, and reintegration services through temporary shelter, counselling, and life skills. ICMC is also continuing to facilitate and strengthen cross-border cooperation between Malysians and Indonesians, partnering with local NGOs to establish Service Centers for survivors of trafficking; conducting technical assistance and capacity building workshops to assist NGOs with shelter services; and conducting awareness raising activities and workshops on debt bondage.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Regional (Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam)
$200,000
July 2008-February 2011

IOM is strengthening policy development against trafficking through research on TIP among men in the fishing industry and other high-risk employment sectors. The project is also developing the capacity of government officials to address trafficking of men and strengthen interagency cooperation in these countries.

United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP)
$750,000
September 2010-September 2013

UNIAP is tracking the worst trafficking cases and conduct other data collection in several border areas through SIREN, their surveillance and data reporting system to monitor human trafficking situation in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The project is supporting investigative teams through “micro-training” and mentoring and further developing UNIAP’s surveillance system and data storage. UNIAP is using numerous data sources to develop a rich intelligence picture of the most exploitative trafficking flows to take to local/specialist law enforcement for investigative action. The project is also using media strategies to increase the incentives of governments to address complex cases.


EUROPE and EURASIA REGION

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ALBANIA

World Vision, Inc.
$450,000
February 2010-February 2013

World Vision is supporting and strengthening the Government of Albania's fight against sex and labor trafficking of children by strengthening coordinative and procedural structures of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and its stakeholders. This is being achieved through establishment of a Compendium of Care, which consolidates service providers and minimum standards and operating procedures for victim identification, reception, and assistance. The project is also increasing capacity of local, regional, and national actors to contribute to the NRM by expanding protection systems at community levels and coordinating NGO advocacy for reform and implementation of the National Action Plan on trafficking.

ARMENIA

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
$200,000
September 2009-February 2011

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is working to combat TIP in Armenia through implementation of a program to build the capacity of a local organization, Democracy Today (DT), to improve DT’s capacity to protect TIP victims, as well as prevent future incidences of trafficking. Proposed activities to increase DT’s capacity are being carried out with the following objectives: 1) improvement of identification and reintegration assistance for TIP victims; and 2) raising public awareness about TIP in Armenia.

AZERBAIJAN

American Bar Association Fund for Justice Education (ABA FJE)
$600,000
October 2010-July 2012

The project is increasing awareness of Trafficking in Persons among vulnerable populations through training events for the general public and for children residing in orphanages. The ABA is also working with local partners to provide victim services including legal assistance as well as holding trainings for prosecutors and judges on TIP laws.

MOLDOVA

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$500,000
February 2010-February 2012

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is working to increase the quality of trafficking convictions and protection of the rights of victims; enhance the capacity of the media to investigate and report trafficking cases; increase the capacity of community police to investigate trafficking cases and identify and refer victims for assistance; and improve cooperation and information sharing between government, law enforcement, the media, and civil service through annual forums.

La Strada
$320,000
September 2009-October 2011

The project is supporting the efforts of national authorities to strengthen the institutional and regulatory framework to combat trafficking in persons at all levels (transnational, national, and local). La Strada is training and assisting local government officials in setting up and developing a monitoring mechanism for the assessment and implementation of the National Referral Mechanism. La Strada is also organizing professional awareness trainings for multidisciplinary teams engaged in the identification, assistance, and protection of trafficked persons as part of the National Referral System.

Winrock International
$351,000
June 2009-June 2011

Winrock International is building the capacity of NGOs in the breakaway region of Transnistria to increase economic opportunities and provide legal and psychological assistance for victims of trafficking and those at risk. Winrock is also establishing Mobile Training Teams to strengthen victim identification, assistance, and referrals by health, education, and law enforcement professionals throughout Moldova.

MONTENEGRO

Fair Fund
$150,000
November 2010-May 2012

Fair Fund is working to increase the identification of and assistance to Roma child victims of trafficking by training social service providers and law enforcement and establishing a working group of NGOs, social service agencies, government ministries and Roma agencies. The project also includes a baseline assessment of trafficking of Roma children in Montenegro.

RUSSIA

Winrock International
$150,000
October 2010-June 2011

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


NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS REGION

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ALGERIA

United States Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
$136,000
February 2009-September 2011

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is conducting activities to strengthen targeted law enforcement responses to TIP cases.

BAHRAIN

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$200,000
November 2004-June 2011

IOM is working to build the capacity of the Government of Bahrain’s institutions and NGOs to develop national instruments to protect foreign workers form abuse and to establish mechanisms to fight and prevent migrant trafficking.

EGYPT

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
$430,000
September 2009-August 2012

The project focuses on preventing the trafficking of young girls in at-risk communities in Alexandria, Egypt. CRS is in the process of creating a shelter for victims of trafficked girls as well conducting specific activities that raise public awareness of the dangers of trafficking in these communities.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$200,000
January 2010-January 2011

IOM is developing a handbook on the investigation and prosecution of trafficking in persons offenses and the treatment of victims for Egyptian law enforcement. In addition, IOM is conducting training for police, prosecutors, and judges on effective investigation and prosecution of TIP cases.

The Protection Project (TPP)
400,000
February 2010-January 2012
The TPP is strengthening local leadership and building the technical capacity of key elements of civil society (especially human rights NGOS and academic institutions) to provide comprehensive services to victims of labor trafficking and exploitation in Egypt.

IRAQ

The Protection Project at the Johns Hopkins University
$300,000
October 2009-March 2011

The Protection Project (TPP) is enhancing the capacity of the Iraqi Government to prosecute traffickers through the criminalization of both sex and labor trafficking and prevent trafficking by spreading awareness through civil society.

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
$475,000
September 2009-September 2011

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights is protecting and reintegrating victims of trafficking by establishing a model residential facility and by strengthening a network of victim service providers throughout the country.

ISRAEL

Hotline for Migrant Workers
$30,000
October 2010 - December 2011
The Hotline for Migrant Workers is conducting in-depth interview with survivors of sex and labor trafficking residing in shelters in Israel to gain information about their experiences in order to enhance post-rescue aftercare services for survivors of labor trafficking.

JORDAN

American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education
$475,000
February 2010-August 2011
The ABA is partnering with the Jordanian Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Labor and other stakeholders and enhancing Jordan’s capacity to address and prevent trafficking in persons by developing a specialized group of legal professionals and officers able to effectively identify and prosecute TIP cases. The project is also increasing the capacity of local organizations to provide services to TIP victims and enhancing public awareness of TIP in Jordan.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$500,000
September 2010-September 2012

IOM is strengthening the awareness and responsiveness of the Government of Jordan and Jordanian society to labor trafficking and addressing the needs of victims. IOM is assisting the Ministries of Interior and Labor to enhance their reporting mechanisms for labor trafficking among migrant workers. IOM is also developing and conducting a public awareness campaign and educating the general public, migrant workers, members of civil society, journalists, and Jordanian employers and recruitment agencies on human trafficking.

LEBANON

International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
$350,000
October 2010-October 2011

ICMPD is providing capacity building training to the three institutional members of the National Steering Committee (NSC) on TIP, the agency that coordinates Lebanon’s anti-trafficking response. The following Lebanese entities are benefitting from the capacity building project: the criminal justice system, labor, immigration, and social service agencies.

International Catholic Migration Commission–Caritas (ICMC)
$420,000
May 2009-May 2011

The ICMC is providing increased protection and assistance to victims of trafficking through its “Safe House.” ICMC provides victims of trafficking with medical and legal assistance, food, clothing, counseling, and life skills training. ICMC is also building the capacity of law enforcement personnel through training, exchange visits, and shared learning from international experts.

SYRIA

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$250,000
August 2008-September 2011

IOM is working to build the capacity of the Syrian authorities to identify and assess human trafficking, to identify victims of trafficking and provide protection, and to manage an awareness raising campaign among Syrian decision makers and law enforcement agents/officials.

YEMEN

International Migration Organization (IOM)
$300,000
September 2010-September 2012
IOM is strengthening the Government of Yemen’s capacity to identify and protect victims of trafficking and prosecute traffickers.

NEA REGIONAL PROGRAMS

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria)
$570,000
October 2010-September 2012

Heartland Alliance is protecting Iraqi victims of sex trafficking by training and linking law enforcement, human rights’ and women’s organizations into a protection network throughout Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. It is conducting training sessions that focus on basic care and identification of victims. Training is provided on victim identification, care, and protection. In addition, guidelines for referring victims to essential services and a directory of service providers are being developed. A bi-monthly coordination meeting between law enforcement and service providers is being held.

The Protection Project at the Johns Hopkins University (Jordan and Lebanon)
400,000
September 2010-September 2012

The Protection Project (TPP) is engaging religious leaders to prevent trafficking in persons and improve protection of victims in Jordan and Lebanon. Activities include train-the-trainer workshops for religious leaders; national training programs for front-line practitioners; and the development of a faith-based national public awareness campaign to educate the general public and front-line responders and the media at both the local and national levels.


SOUTH and CENTRAL ASIA REGION

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AFGHANISTAN

Hagar USA, Inc
$350,000
February 2010-February 2012

Hagar USA, Inc (Hagar) is providing training and capacity building to selected local NGOs to improve care for trafficking victims.

International Organization for Migration
$307,500
September 2009-September 2011

IOM is conducting public awareness campaign, targeting key areas bordering Pakistan, Iran, and Tajikistan.

Women for Afghan Women
$350,000
February 2010-February 2012

Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is expanding and enhancing its existing Family Guidance Center in Kabul by developing comprehensive services victims.

Voice of Afghan Women (VAW)
$296,000
September 2009-September 2011

The project provides direct protection to women at risk of trafficking and assistance to female trafficking victims.

BANGLADESH

International Organization for Migration
$338,000
September 2006-September 2008

The project contributes to the reduction of human trafficking in Bangladesh. It primarily focuses on building the capacity of the Home Ministry, the police headquarters TIP monitoring cell and the staff members of district police on trafficking data analysis and data management. As a result, the Ministry officials will have the resources to compile and analyze data for better monitoring of trafficking cases, while the staff members of the districts will be able to collect, store, and manage reliable data of survivors/traffickers. The project is mainly reaching the staff on the ground to strengthen their ability to properly document trafficking cases leading ultimately to the prosecution of the traffickers.

The Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (DOJ/OPDAT)
$250,000
September 2008-September 2011

This project is a follow-on project to a prior OPDAT program in Bangladesh to develop and improve the abilities of Bangladeshi prosecutors to pursue trafficking in persons (TIP) crimes. The program is expanding and strengthening enforcement of Bangladesh’s anti-TIP laws against persons engaged in human trafficking by improving the capacity of Bangladesh’s prosecutors and judges to develop, handle and justly resolve such cases. The Project consists of two main components: (1) follow-on training for prosecutors, with emphasis on developing indigenous, self-sustaining training capacity, and (2) TIP training both District Court and Special Tribunal judges.

Relief International
$400,000
February 2010-February 2012

Relief International (RI) is working to enhance the capacity of the local community in the Jamalpur District of Bangladesh to protect its most vulnerable members through the creation of anti-trafficking community committees and training of the media in order to reduce the number of individuals trafficked from this major source district to urban areas. RI is also providing TIP victims with direct assistance, including shelter, medical care, legal support and vocational training.

INDIA

Anti-Slavery International
$440,000
September 2009-September 2011

Anti-Slavery International is continuing its efforts to combat sex and labor trafficking in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh through the development of community vigilance committees in targeted districts, rescue and rehabilitation of trafficking victims, and prosecution of offenders.

Apne Aap Women Worldwide
$500,000
May 2009-May 2011

The project is a continuation and expansion of an existing anti-trafficking program. Apne Aap has organized five community-based centers that support 22 anti-trafficking self help groups of women and girls in red-light districts and highly impoverished and vulnerable areas within four states. They organize Orientation meetings, identify and train mentors and community volunteers.

BBC World Service Trust
$450,600
September 2009-February 2011

The project builds community capacity to prevent bonded labor in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh by using the mass reach and appeal of radio drama to promote knowledge and community advocacy among those most vulnerable.

ChildFund International
$200,000
July 2009-July 2011

ChildFund International (ChildFund) is preventing trafficking of children in the Rajasthan province by building the capacity of local NGOs and advocates to manage and develop anti-trafficking programs, provide victim services, and advocate for policies focusing on victims’ rights.

Contact Base
$275,000
February 2010-August 2011

Contact Base is addressing the root causes of child labor at the Village level through education and capacity building throughout targeted districts in the sources areas of West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand. It is utilizing interactive street theatre and folk media to raise awareness.

International Justice Mission (IJM)
$500,000
May 2009-May 2011

The program focuses on expanding trafficking in persons casework assistance, legal and investigation training for LE and is building collaborations between police, judiciary and district governments to release victims from debt bondage. IJM is developing intelligence on forced labor, presenting cases of forced labor to local governments, and monitoring local governments’ actions relating to investigation and release of forced laborers. IJM is also conducting trainings for government officials and advocates with local government.

International Justice Mission (IJM)
$500,000
September 2009-September 2011

IJM is building the capacity of district, state and national level government officials and creating social demand from the public for increased effort by local authorities to investigate, release and rehabilitate victims of labor trafficking in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre (PJAC)
$233,334
May 2009-May 2012

PJAC is supporting children and young women victims of TIP by increasing coordination among the police, the judiciary, prosecutors, and NGOs. Recommendations for improvements in the laws will be developed. This project is also working to strengthen structures for TIP through four model targeted interventions in Delhi, Assam, Bihar, and Gujarat.

Shakti Vahini
$300,000
February 2010-February 2013

Shakti Vahini is addressing labor trafficking in the National Capital Region of India through the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficking victims; training of government officials; and the development of investigation and intervention centers at targeted railway stations and bus stands.

KYRGYZSTAN

American Bar Association
$300,000
September 2009-May 2011

The ABA is strengthening the legal response to trafficking in persons in Kyrgyzstan by improving the ability of law enforcement, the justice sector and future lawyers to investigate and prosecute TIP cases.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$300,834
September 2009-October 2011

IOM is enhancing the capacity of local NGOs in Kyrgyzstan to provide direct assistance to victims of trafficking through a series of trainings as well as improving coordination between NGO’s, law enforcement and other key agencies in order to assist in stronger relationships among all stakeholders. In particular, IOM is providing funding and technical assistance to the Sezim Crisis Center for Women and Families.

NEPAL

American Bar Association
$415,000
September 2009-September 2011

The ABA is enhancing the capacity of the Government of Nepal to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases; the capacity of the Nepal National Human Rights Commission’s to investigate, monitor, and report on trafficking cases and to conduct direct, targeted outreach to potential trafficking victims.

Friends of Maiti Nepal
$500,000
February 2010-February 2013

Friends of Maiti Nepal is implementing and enhancing comprehensive services through a strategically located Safe Migration Center at the Nepali-Indian border. In order to enhance anti-trafficking monitoring and evaluation capacities and promote action-oriented research, Friends of Maiti Nepal is also developing improved information processes and systems.

The Asia Foundation (TAF)
$207,500
May 2009-May 2011

The TAF is increasing and strengthening victim and witness testimony in prosecutions of trafficking cases, and enhancing the capacity of the police and public prosecutors to conduct effective prosecutions in Nepal.

PAKISTAN

International Labor Organization (ILO)
$750,000
September 2010-September 2013

ILO is strengthening the capacity of the Government of Pakistan (GOP) and civil society to rescue bonded labors and to address their needs. ILO is partnering with the GOP to expand existing government programs that address bonded labor. It is also raising awareness among labor inspectors, police, and other state officials; and coordinating a comprehensive rehabilitation program for bonded laborers utilizing existing services and resources.

International Organization for Migration
$450,000
September 2009-September 2011

The International Organization for Migration is developing enhanced coordination and cooperation between government officials, including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Women Development, the National Police, the Federal Investigation Agency Anti Trafficking Units and civil society. It is also helping create taskforces in high-risk Districts, which serve to facilitate the identification of victims and outreach to victims of trafficking at the district level.

SRI LANKA

The International Labour Organization (ILO)
$500,000
September 2009-September 2012

The project is building the capacity of the police and immigration officials as well as key representatives in the Ministry of Justice. The ILO is also providing training in identification, prevention and investigation of trafficking cases through workshops.

International Organization for Migration
$300,000
February 2010-February 2012

IOM is continuing to support the Government of Sri Lanka to improve its capacity to identify and prosecute cases of human trafficking by improving the capacity of law enforcement and NGOs, by developing a national strategy to combat human trafficking, and by strengthening government shelters to better assist TIP victims.

International Organization for Migration
$200,000
September 2009-September 2011

IOM is providing support to the Ministry of Justice Anti-Trafficking Task Force to develop and train a specialized anti-TIP unit comprised of relevant government officials, including but not limited to police officers, criminal investigators, immigration officers and prosecutors.


WESTERN HEMISPHERE REGION

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ARGENTINA

International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)
$500,000
September 2010-September 2012

IAWJ is strengthening the capacity of the Argentine Judiciary to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) by conducting trainings for judges and magistrates on TIP, particularly the new TIP law and its implementation. The IAWJ is addressing jurisdictional concerns that have arisen over the new TIP law by drawing on existing court experiences. The IAWJ is building the capacity of its local partner, the Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA), to provide judicial leadership on trafficking in persons cases. This project is supplemented with FY 2009 INCLE bilateral funds ($100,000) for anti-TIP projects in Argentina.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$71,300
September 2010-September 2011

IOM is strengthening the capacity of Argentinean law enforcement officials to investigate, prosecute and sanction trafficking cases through increasing the knowledge and skills of officers from the security forces, judiciary and labour sectors. Training is provided to prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Council of Criminal Policy, to members of the specialized TIP units of the Security Forces, and to inspectors from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security. IOM is also fostering interagency coordination on investigations and prosecutions.

Maria de los Angeles Foundation
$73,200
September 2008-September 2011

Building on a recently ended G/TIP grant that trained special police units to investigate TIP cases in selected provinces, the María de los Angeles Foundation is working to improve victim protections in the provinces of Córdoba and Misiones by raising TIP awareness among provincial authorities responsible for public services and by creating a network for the protection of TIP victims.

BELIZE

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$250,000
September 2010-September 2012

IOM is conducting an assessment of the TIP issues in Belize and the roles and capacities of various entities to effectively address it. Following this assessment, IOM will work in partnership with the GOB to provide targeted technical assistance to key stakeholders, with a particular emphasis on building capacity to conduct effective TIP-focused investigations.

Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT)
$61,000
September 2010-September 2011

OPDAT is providing a series of trainings and technical assistance to the GOB to improve their ability to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases.

BOLIVIA

Bolivian Nacional Pólice via Embassy La Paz
$546,760
September 2008-September 2013

This funding enables the Bolivian police to expand their efforts to monitor TIP on the borders and to coordinate immediate assistance to victims of trafficking. Funds are also spent on assistance to six shelters for TIP victims, a special victims unit in Santa Cruz, and TIP training for the Bolivian National Police and the Public Ministry. This support is coordinated by the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) in Embassy La Paz working with the Bolivian TIP offices in the major cities of La Paz, Santa Cruz, El Alto and Cochabamba, as well as TIP border offices in Desaguadero, Yacuiba and Puerto Suarez, Cobija, Villazon and Tarija.

Madres Adoratrices
$125,000
September 2008-February 2011

Women religious of the Madres Adoratrices have rescued child and teenage victims of trafficking from bars and brothels and are providing them with shelter, medical, and psychological assistance, as well as education and technical training.

BRAZIL

End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes-USA (ECPAT-USA)
$500,000
February 2010-January 2013

ECPAT-USA is partnering with local NGOs World Childhood Federation, the Brazilian Institute for Innovations in Social Healthcare (IBISS) and Coletivo Mulher Vida to reduce the number of children being trafficked for sex tourism in Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Manaus. This will be accomplished through a variety of training and awareness raising activities with the travel industry, law enforcement agents and other local authorities and civil society actors.

International Labour Organization (ILO)
$450,000
February 2010-July 2011

The ILO is working to enhance the national response to domestic and international trafficking by supporting the GOB’s implementation of the National Plan against Trafficking in Persons. Specific attention is being given to developing preventative methodologies, enhancing knowledge of relevant authorities, raising social awareness regarding TIP, and promoting increased conformity of Brazilian legislation to international standards for combating TIP.

The Urban Institute
$200,000
September 2010-September 2012

The Urban Institute is evaluating an anti-trafficking prevention program in the Western Hemisphere that focuses on raising public awareness of TIP and developing public-private partnerships. The study provides technical assistance to improve data collection protocols and procedures and monitors program implementation to ensure that evidence-based data can be used to assess impact and guide possible replication in other countries.

COSTA RICA

Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Training, and Assistance (DOJ/OPDAT)
$111,841
June 2003-September 2011

Through this project DOJ/OPDAT will provide assistance to the Government of Costa Rica to help it improve its investigation and prosecution of cases involving sexual exploitation of minors, as well as attention given to the victims.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$250,000
September 2009-September 2011

IOM is training main police agencies in Costa Rica in the use of criminal profiles mechanisms to detect traffickers and victims of trafficking, develop in the field supervised practices of these techniques in border areas and in transit locations, and improve data collection of trafficking crimes and information exchange among key police agencies.

Rahab Foundation
$100,000
February 2010-February 2011

The Rahab Foundation is providing social services to women and adolescent victims of domestic and international sex trafficking, improving local support networks with government and non-governmental institutions combating trafficking, and educating vulnerable populations about their human rights in the hopes of preventing them from becoming victimized.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS)
$400,000
January 2010-January 2012

ACILS is engaging the Dominican labor movement to prevent labor trafficking of Haitian migrant workers and Dominican nationals within and outside of the Dominican Republic through worker education and training on identification of TIP victims, as well as increasing local advocacy to promote effective responses to TIP for labor exploitation.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$62,000
September 2009-March 2011

This project contributes to the strengthening of the Dominican government’s capacities and those of civil society organizations, as well as cooperation among agencies that address specific needs in the Prevention of trafficking in persons (TIP). The project also helps to create public awareness of the mechanisms for denouncing trafficking and assisting victims in the country, such as hotlines and other information services. In addition, the project provides an opportunity for monitoring the functioning of these information mechanisms and reception of complaints.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$315,000
August 2009-April 2011

IOM is seeking to strengthen the Dominican Republic government’s ability to respond effectively to human trafficking by conducting training for the Attorney General’s office and the judiciary. Training areas focus on investigation and prosecution techniques, implementing existing legislation, and strategies for victim identification and protection. Finally, IOM is providing technical assistance in shelter management and service delivery to TIP victims.

ECUADOR

National Police [Centro de Operaciones Anti-Contrabado (COAC) and Direccion Nacional de Policia Especializada para Ninos Ninas y Adolescentes (DINAPEN)]
$90,000

This project aims to equip the designated lead trafficking in persons agency, Direccion Nacional de Policia Especializada para Ninos Ninas y Adolescentes (DINAPEN), to perform its duties more effectively and to integrate intelligence and information activities with those of the United States Government vetted intelligence unit, Centro de Operaciones Anti-Contrabado (COAC). The majority of the project costs are for equipment and field travel, to enable more effective investigations and enforcement.

National Police [Centro de Operaciones Anti-Contrabado (COAC) and Direccion Nacional de Policia Especializada para Ninos Ninas y Adolescentes (DINAPEN)]
$60,000

This project is equipping the designated lead TIP agency, DINAPEN, to perform its duties more effectively and integrating 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.

National Police [Centro de Operaciones Anti-Contrabado (COAC) and Direccion Nacional de Policia Especializada para Ninos Ninas y Adolescentes (DINAPEN)]
$105,000

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 vetted intelligence unit (COAC), as appropriate. The majority of the project costs are for equipment, to enable more effective investigations and enforcement. The operational costs will be absorbed by the National Police or another GOE agency after the unit demonstrates its effectiveness.

GUATEMALA

Covenant House
$515,000
September 2009-September 2012

Covenant House is protecting victims of trafficking through a care center operated 24 hours a day that provides education, counseling, medical, and social reintegration support. The project also seeks to modify national laws related to TIP. The project focuses on developing and implementing a plan to address TIP and to seek modification/creation of laws to improve protection for victims and increase rates of prosecution.

La Asociación Nuestros Ahijados
$240,000
February 2010-February 2012

La Asociación Nuestros Ahijados’ Institute for Trafficked, Exploited, & Missing Persons (ITEMP) is actively rescuing victims of trafficking, providing long-term rehabilitative services to victims, and increasing public awareness and prevention of trafficking in persons in Guatemala.

GUYANA

Catholic Relief Services
$200,000
May 2009-May 2011

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is identifying and training TIP point persons in four vulnerable regions where they will work with church and community partners to raise TIP awareness, and with community activists to raise understanding of TIP locally and provide educational outreach. A public awareness campaign is being developed to disseminate information about TIP in each of the regions. Frontline workers such as police and teachers are being trained on legal aspects of TIP and on how to identify current and potential victims and to refer cases. CRS is also implementing a pilot project to assist youth with work and basic living skills.

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development and Training (OPDAT)
$163,000
September 2007-September 2011

This project provides technical assistance to increase the capacity of Guyana’s criminal justice system. It is strengthening Guyana’s institutional capacity to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate cases. One component will consist of a series of workshops in which U.S. experts assist their Guyanese counterparts create an Operations and Tactics Handbook, describing the best practices for investigators, prosecutors, border officials, and service providers. This handbook will become the core document for the training of other law enforcement officials. Other activities include public affairs events and awareness programs for students.

HAITI

Anti-Slavery International (dba Free the Slaves)
$400,000
May 2009-August 2011

Free the Slaves is partnering with local NGOs Limye Lavi and KOFAVIV to address the needs of child TIP victims by creating comprehensive and locally-based service models that combine whole community dialogues with targeted interventions, economic alternatives, and psychological support. These models are leading to the improved service provider and law enforcement responses to victims through increasing both groups’ skills and knowledge of TIP. FTS is also conducting a study to gather data regarding families’ knowledge about deterring trafficking of children. The results of this survey will be used in the development and implementation of training for families to increase their understanding of TIP and child protection.

Anti-Slavery International
$700,000
January 2011-January 2014

Anti-Slavery International will partner with the Fondasyon Limyè Lavi to prevent and reverse the flow of children from source communities into restavek slavery. These organizations will do this through development, testing and refinement of a grassroots-based model that reduces the incidence of children sent into the restavek system and increases reintegration of former restavek children, and will incorporate these communities into advocacy for passage of an effective legislative framework to combat restavek slavery.

Catholic Relief Services
$300,000
January 2011-January 2013

Catholic Relief Services will partner with the Solitarite Fwontalye and the St. John the Evangelist Sisters to raise community awareness about TIP in the border area between Northeast Haiti and Dajabón, Dominican Republic and to provide comprehensive services to Haitian or foreign victims through a safe house in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. In addition to shelter, victims will receive legal, medical, psychosocial services and family tracing when needed. CRS will also develop a database to track information about victims’ cases that can be shared with appropriate government and law enforcement actors in both countries.

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
$250,000
January 2011-July 2012

Heartland Alliance will partner with Fondation Maurice Sixto, Organizasyon Jen Fanm en Aksyon, and TIMKATEC to enhance their administration and organizational learning and expand and improve their programs to combat child trafficking. Heartland Alliance will accomplish this through individualized assessments, individualized and joint trainings, and particular emphasis on enhancing the quality of data management, financial administration and sustainability, and best practices for anti-trafficking programming.

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
$168,705
September 2010-August 2011

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

International Association for Women Judges (IAWJ)
$650,000
January 2011-January 2014

IAWJ will partner with the Chapitre Haïtien de l'Association Internationale des Femmes Juges/ Haitian Association of Women Judges (CHAIFEJ) to strengthen the capacity of Haitian judges to recognize, conduct and decide cases involving human trafficking, enhance judicial coordination with other agencies, and recommend improvements in judicial procedure and anti-trafficking legislation. This project will include an analysis of judicial handling of cases with trafficking issues under the current legal framework.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$750,000
January 2011-July 2012

These funds will allow IOM to continue a recently completed project to combat trafficking of women and children in Haiti. Continued activities will include provision of services to victims of trafficking, including family reintegration and micro-enterprise development; enhancing the capacity of partner NGOs to effectively address the needs of restavek children; increasing awareness in source and host communities about the dangers and consequences of trafficking of children; and reinforcing a network of local NGOs working to combat trafficking in persons through multi-sectoral working groups to address the issue.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$250,000
January 2011-January 2012

IOM will support the Government of Haiti, including in coordination with the Government of the Dominican Republic, to address cross-border human trafficking into and from the Dominican Republic, especially Dominican women in Haiti and Haitian children in the Dominican Republic. IOM will accomplish this through actionable research, capacity building for government officials, and the promotion of bilateral referral mechanisms to protect victims of trafficking.

Jurimedia
$490,000
February 2010-January 2012

Jurimedia is contributing to improving the national response to child trafficking in Haiti by raising awareness on child domestic labor and child rights to protection, advocating for a national time-bound strategy to end the worst forms of child labor, supporting key governmental agencies to improve their child protection services, and empowering domestic servants or at-risk children so that they can avoid or escape from exploitation.

Restavek Freedom Foundation
$300,000
September 2010-September 2012

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

SHARE Institute
$575,000
January 2011-January 2014

SHARE Institute will partner with Fondation Espoir, KONAMAVID, FNJD, Limye Lavi, KOFAVIV, FAVILEK, and Haiti Connect to increase awareness and improve the response to trafficking in persons (TIP) and gender-based violence (GBV) in Haiti. The project will involve community-based outreach, discussion and awareness methods along with innovative uses of mobile (SMS) and web technology to identify and protect victims of these crimes. The partners will document and map cases of TIP and GBV in IDP camps and develop a referral and response network for their protection.

University of San Francisco
$750,000
January 2011-January 2014

The University of San Francisco Center for Law and Global Justice will partner with the State University of Haiti (UEH), the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) to enhance the understanding of the legal community of the importance of a comprehensive legal framework to address TIP, implement a strategy to reduce the supply and demand for restavek children, and protect women and children from gender-based violence through community-based prevention activities.

Warnath Group, LLC
$50,000
6 months

The funds will be used to assist the Government of Haiti with enacting and implementing comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation through a supplement to an existing global training and technical assistance program.

HONDURAS

Cooperative Housing Foundation International (CHF)
$515,000
May 2009-January 2011

CHF is working within existing governmental and non-governmental structures to facilitate a process of integrating service delivery through capacity-building and improved coordination mechanisms. CHF will build a network of over ten local organizations to provide services to victims and will promote generation of sustainable livelihoods for returnees through job creation and/or micro-enterprise development. CHF also repatriates victims back to their communities of origin and build awareness of TIP issues and consequences through the development of a media campaign, round table dialogues and collaboration with key partners.

MEXICO

Alternativas Pacificas (ALPAZ)
$200,000
October 2010-October 2013

ALPAZ is an important victim services provider in Monterrey, Mexico. The organization has long been a leader in providing protection and assistance to victims of domestic violence and in recent years has expanded its advocacy and services to include victims of trafficking. With increased support, ALPAZ will work to solidify its relationships with municipal leaders and NGO service providers, provide additional services to victims, and strengthen its counter-trafficking program.

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC)
$200,000
May 2009-May 2011

Description: Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC), an NGO that coordinates an alliance of over 250 government and nongovernmental agencies in the United States and Latin America to combat TIP, is promoting victim identification and victim services in Baja California and Sonora. BSCC is providing technical assistance to victim centers in these regions which provide shelter, medical care, mental health services, and referrals to other existing victim assistance resources. BSCC also provides specialized training and technical assistance to service providers and law enforcement in those states, and advocate for legislative change in Sonora in order to address TIP more effectively.

Casa Alianza Mexico
$750,000
October 2010-September 2013

Casa Alianza will enhance their activities to identify and rescue trafficking victims among street children in high risk districts of Mexico City and to provide comprehensive rehabilitative services, including psychological, medical, legal, and social services in their residential facility. Additionally, Casa Alianza also plans to raise awareness of TIP among the media and in local communities.

Casa del Migrante Scalabrini, A.C.
$230,000
May 2008-December 2013

Casa del Migrante Scalabrini, A.C., provides a safe place for migrant workers and assistance to victims on the Mexico/Guatemala border. through this project, Casa del Migrante has continued to expand its existing services for migrants passing through Tapachula, Chiapas on the Mexico/Guatemala border to trafficking victims. Casa del Migrante has designated 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.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
$200,000
May 2009-May 2011

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is working to build the capacity of five local NGOs to lead anti-trafficking efforts in their respective regions through training and technical assistance, development of victim-centered service standards, and provision of task-force building efforts, and increased public awareness. Through collaborative training and mentoring programs, each sub-grantee is building their own internal capacity to serve victims and participate in a national coalition, but also developing and leading a regional coalition to more intensively combat trafficking in their region.

The Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development and Training (OPDAT)
$1,070,585
September 2007-September 2011

DOJ/OPDAT is supporting a DOJ Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) in Mexico City for 12 months to conduct TIP training of law enforcement and prosecutors. The FY 2009 funds are being used to support the continuation of the Resident Legal Advisor for six months to help reconstruct the anti-trafficking unit within the Attorney General’s Office, provide training and capacity building to investigate and prosecute TIP cases, and increase victim assistance and protection.

Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF)
$300,000
September 2010-September 2012

PADF will develop a comprehensive communication strategy to support the work of the GOM and civil society in addressing TIP in Mexico. This work will include partnership with several media outlets to raise awareness of trafficking in persons and engage the general public in addressing the issue. Suggested vehicles for this partnership include presentation of the issue through short films, documentaries and celebrity promos.

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.
$480,000
February 2010-February 2013

The Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is working to reduce the trafficking of persons to northern Mexico and the U.S. by building the capacity of several Mexican NGOs operating along the Mexico-Texas border to identify trafficking victims and assist victims in accessing the resources and services necessary to rebuild their lives.

University of Michigan Law School
$300,000
September 2010-September 2012

In partnership with the NEXUS Institute and Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas and the Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, the University of Michigan Law School’s Human Trafficking Clinic will establish a model legal clinic in Zacatecas focused on building the capacity for legal advocacy and direct representation of VoTs in criminal and civil proceedings. The curriculum developed for clinic students will advocate a victim centered approach and assist in replicating the clinic throughout Mexico.

NICARAGUA

Casa Alianza
$280,000
September 2008-February 2011

Casa Alianza is providing shelter, medical and psychological assistance to children and teen victims of trafficking. Through this grant, Casa Alianza has also begun to provide legal assistance to the victims by working with the District Attorney’s Offices to follow cases through the judicial system. Casa Alianza is also developing workshops and seminars to sensitize families to the risks of trafficking.

Chinandega Women's Association
$228,000
September 2009-September 2011

Description: This project is aimed at promoting social, cultural, and personal changes in both private and public spheres, in order to contribute to the reduction of trafficking and sexual commercial exploitation of women, girls, boys and adolescents with a gender sensitive and human rights focus. This project focuses on providing protection to victims of sexual commercial exploitation and trafficking in persons. The integral and interdisciplinary approach works to promote the participation of the family in the attention process and in the reconstruction of their life plans. Likewise, awareness campaigns on sexual commercial exploitation and trafficking in persons are being developed and launched. Implementation activities are also being developed to demand that the public institutions assume their corresponding responsibilities in the prevention, special protection, and sanctioning of sexual commercial exploitation and trafficking in persons.

Save the Children Federation
$400,000
September 2010-September 2012

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

PANAMA

Government of Panama’s Ministry of Youth, Women, Children, and the Family (MINJUMFA), Office of Childhood and Adoption
$126,624

These funds support MINJUMFA’s Office of Childhood and Adoption ensuring that secure TIP shelters are staffed by trained social, psychological, and legal specialists, who are able to distinguish between child abuse/abandonment and TIP and who provide appropriate assistance to TIP victims. The project trained service providers and foster families on specialized psychological, educational, and medical assistance to minors.

PERU

Capital Humano y Social Alternativo
$190,000
February 2010-August 2011

Capital Humano y Social Alternativo (CHS) is strengthening the operative capacity of the Peruvian National Police (PNP) to increase the number of trafficking prosecutions through expansion of the PNP System of Registry and Statistics for Human Trafficking and Related Crimes (RETA) to the four regions of the country lacking the system. CHS is responsible for monitoring and reinforcing the development of the RETA system in all regions. At the end of the project period, RETA system will be operational in all 25 regions of Peru.

Catholic Relief Services/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
$500,000
February 2010-January 2013

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is strengthening social protection networks for the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation by mobilizing public opinion in the community and among public sector authorities, by supporting judicial institutions responsible for protecting victims and by punishing offenders, by providing comprehensive services to victims, and by promoting opportunities for vocational training and income-generating activities to encourage sustainable reintegration of victims in their communities.

SURINAME

United States Embassy Paramaribo
$61,000

Through this project the United States Embassy in Paramaribo is working to improve victim protection in Suriname, which is sorely lacking in Suriname. Working with the Government of Suriname’s TIP Working Group and local NGOs, the Embassy is supporting the development of a safe place for TIP victims in one or more existing social service facilities. Victim protection includes a number of services to be provided by the TIP Foundation, such as 24-hour victim hotline, medical care, and psychological counseling, and legal assistance.

Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development and Training (OPDAT)
$110,000
September 2007-September 2011

This project will strengthen the GOS’ capacity to prosecute and convict human traffickers.

WHA REGIONAL PROGRAMS

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Latin America and the Caribbean
$300,000
September 2009-September 2011

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Latin America and the Caribbean (CATW-LAC) is working to prevent or reverse the legalization of prostitution in Argentina, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Peru in the first year of the project and Chile, Colombia and Ecuador in the second year of the project, with the aim of combating sex trafficking. The project involves the implementation of activities designed to serve as a model to combat the demand for prostitution among young men, including awareness-raising campaigns about the consequences of the demand for prostitution in each country. CATW-LAC is also conducting training sessions on advocacy against prostitution legalization for national coalitions in each country; provide model implementation activities, materials for instruction and distribution, and on-going assistance for each coalition’s efforts.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Latin America and the Caribbean
$324,000
September 2008-September 2011

CATW has coordinated a regional training conference for their Latin American and Caribbean national directors and partner organizations focusing on the use and interpretation of international instruments related to trafficking and the development of best practices. CATW-International is currently working on providing follow-on technical assistance to the national directors and their partners working on TIP in the region.


GLOBAL PROJECTS

American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)
Nepal, the Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka
$750,000
December 2010-December 2012

The Solidarity Center is working to create a sustainable framework for preventing Nepalese, Filipino, and Sri Lankan migrant workers from becoming victims of labor trafficking in Qatar and improving the awareness and response to human trafficking in Qatar. To accomplish this, the Solidarity Center is working with migrant labor advocates from these three source countries to identify and refer TIP victims to appropriate resources in Qatar. Through this project, The Solidarity Center is building the capacity of Qatari-based organizations to provide protection and direct assistance to forced labor victims and working with the National Human Rights Committee as well as other Qatari agencies that have responsibility for preventing and responding to human trafficking. In the three identified source countries, the Solidarity Center is also strengthening partnerships with allied organizations to prevent labor trafficking and advocate for changes in anti-trafficking legislation and enforcement of such laws. This project will advance our understanding of TIP prevention strategies for source-destination countries by identifying lessons learned and best practices.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific (CATW-EAP)/ “Multi-Regional Study of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
$500,000
September 2009-March 2011

CATW-AP is to implementing a preventive education strategy addressing the demand side of trafficking and prostitution. Through the Young Men’s Camp Module, CATW-AIM aims to influence young men to examine their attitudes and practices towards rethinking a new concept of masculinity and taking action to change their attitudes and practices that result in trafficking for sexual exploitation. CATW-AP is also implementing Young Girl’s Camps to empower young women to demand their rights. Furthermore, CATW-AP is training three survivor groups on peer-counseling towards self-sufficiency in empowering victims of trafficking.

The Department of Justice/Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (DOJ/OPDAT)
$287,500
September 2007-September 2011

In close consultation with G/TIP, DOJ/OPDAT is providing timely technical assistance and/or training to foreign governments to develop TIP legislation, improve the efficacy of investigations, and increase TIP convictions. Countries most in need of expeditious assistance have been identified by G/TIP, and DOJ/OPDAT is currently dispatching the appropriate prosecutor(s) or law enforcement personnel to provide that assistance on-site or via video-conferencing, telephone, and e-mail. The overarching goal of this program is to quickly and effectively support foreign governments in their anti-trafficking efforts and potentially improve their tier ranking. G/TIP selected countries to receive technical assistance based on the finalized ratings in the 2007 TIP Report.

The Fair Trade Fund
$200,000
October 2010-October 2011

Fair Trade Fund, working in partnership with a number of other NGOs and advisors, is developing a tool through which consumers can measure their international “slavery footprint.” This program gathers material from existing governmental and non-governmental organizations on the prevalence of severe forms of trafficking within supply chains and creates a user-friendly interface through which consumers can inform their purchasing decisions.

International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)
Brazil, Mexico, and Vietnam
$200,000
November 2010-May 2012

Through this project, the IBLF is adapting its Youth Career Initiative (YCI) model to integrate survivors of trafficking in Brazil, Mexico, and Vietnam. The YCI is an education program that mobilizes the human, financial and technical resources of the hotel industry in order to provide young people in developing countries with valuable life and vocational skills. Survivors of trafficking are being provided with one-to-one mentoring support throughout the training and for up to six months post graduation. IBLF is also building the capacity of its NGO partners and HR managers in the hotels and extracting lessons learned with the aim of replicating the model elsewhere.

International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF)
$300,000
November 2010-November 2011

ILRF, working in partnership with Not for Sale Campaign, is working to improve standards through which a company can be evaluated on its efforts to combat forced labor in its supply chain as well as create the tools through which consumers can easily access such information. This program covers a pilot period of one year and focuses on improving standards, evaluating more companies, and bettering consumer access to corporate procurement and supply chain policies.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$563,300
September 2007-June 2012

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in close consultation and coordination with G/TIP, is providing timely technical assistance and/or training to foreign governments and selected non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on prevention, protection, and prosecution issues. Topics for assistance include: enhancing the protection of and assistance to VoTs; improving cross-border collaboration on criminal investigations; and increasing cooperative efforts between law enforcement and civil society. The overarching goal of this program is to quickly and effectively support foreign governments in their anti-trafficking efforts and potentially improve their tier ranking. G/TIP selects countries to receive technical assistance based on the finalized ratings in the TIP Report. G/TIP is also working collaboratively with IOM to use a portion of these funds to provide emergency assistance on a case by case basis for individuals identified as trafficked persons in Africa, East Asia/Pacific, Europe, South Asia, and the Western Hemisphere when no other resources are available or cannot be provided in a timely manner to meet the emergency needs of such victims.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$1,018,500
June 2009-February 2013

IOM developed and manages the global human trafficking database, which is the largest single repository of primary, single case data on assisted trafficked persons. Through this project, the IOM is raising global awareness on all forms of human trafficking through the analysis and dissemination of data contained within the system as well as action-based research. IOM is ensuring best practices for the collection, storage and processing of standardized victim-specific data as it works on external piloting of the system among civil society organizations and foreign governments. To further expand this data sharing mechanism, IOM is developing a manual for global dissemination to anti-TIP professionals that explains the IOM database and methodology as well as how governments and partner organizations can request anonymized, summary data. This is not only strengthening the capacity of such countries to collect better data, but is also resulting in an improved knowledge base on trafficking.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
$330,000
February 2010-August 2011

Working with leading global experts on health and human trafficking, International Organization for Migration (IOM) is compiling a new global tool entitled, Caring for Trafficked Persons – Guidance for Health Providers, that will contribute to improved understanding of the health related aspects of trafficking, the establishment of better health services, and improved access to care for trafficked populations. This 12 month project is supporting translation of the guide into two additional languages (Spanish and Arabic) as well as field-testing and targeted training in three regions in order to build the capacity of health providers to deliver appropriate health care to trafficked persons.

The Nedan Foundation
Bhutan, Burma, China, and India
$291,000
May 2009-May 2012

The Nedan Foundation is building regional collaboration to combat cross-border trafficking in the North East Region of India and its bordering countries, including Bhutan, Burma, and China. Through this project Nedan is developing Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) for rescue and repatriation of trafficking survivors, providing support services through an income generation program, and building the capacity of the North East Network Forum Against Trafficking. The Nedan Foundation is accomplishing this by providing consultation workshops focusing on cross-border TIP and discrimination against VoTs. Draft protocols are being tested and implemented within all participating countries. Nedan Foundation is hosting training programs for members of the forum to discuss and design strategies to strengthen networking and collaboration between other anti-TIP partners.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
$400,000
September 2010-September 2011

Through this project, UNODC aims to increase the number of investigations and prosecutions of traffickers by providing in-depth specialized training for criminal justice practitioners, especially law enforcement officers and victim support professionals, in good practice responses to trafficking in persons in five selected member states. A multi-disciplinary team of anti-trafficking experts is delivering tailor-made trainings based on the modules included in UNODC’s Anti-Human Trafficking Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners. In addition, UNODC practical guides, training tools, and materials for criminal justice practitioners are being disseminated in the targeted states.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
$214,700
September 2008-July 2011

In an effort to increase the number of prosecutions and convictions for human trafficking globally, UNODC is collecting and disseminating qualitative information regarding the prosecution of human trafficking activities and the effective implementation of the Trafficking Protocol. The International Reporting System is being 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.

The Urban Institute
Colombia, Italy, and Taiwan
$150,000
September 2010- December 2011

The Urban Institute is conducting three case studies to examine and identify key characteristics of the prosecution and protection policies and practices in three countries assessed as complying with the minimum standards in the 2010 TIP Report. The countries (Colombia, Italy, and Taiwan) were selected from among different regions and the analysis will highlight promising practices for future evaluation. The research design includes a series of in-depth, semi-structured interviews with local and national law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and court officials, victim service providers and other public sector stakeholders, NGOs.

The Urban Institute
$250,000
September 2010-September 2013

Working in close partnership with G/TIP, the Urban Institute is conducting a three-year participatory process and impact evaluation of a G/TIP-funded victim service provision program.

The Warnath Group
$700,000
September 2010-September 2012

This initiative is establishing targeted training and technical assistance (T&TA) capability to combat TIP. By using a team of experienced anti-TIP experts, T&TA is being provided to advance the understanding and application of new skills and promising/best practices in combating TIP. Target audiences for training include a range of anti-TIP actors, especially key officials and stakeholders. The T&TA seeks to improve the effectiveness of responses by governments in countries identified by G/TIP. T&TA topics include creating and/or improving anti-TIP legislation, strengthening the criminal justice response, improving identification and provision of assistance for VoTs, conducting data collection and analysis to better understand TIP, and expanding government collaboration with civil society.

Westat, Inc.
$500,000
September 2010-September 2013

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

Westat, Inc.
India, Lebanon, and WHA Regional (Guatemala)
$200,000
September 2009-April 2011

Westat is in the process of assessing four G/TIP-funded anti-TIP programs selected by G/TIP due to the strength of their current activities. The selected programs were the subject of on-site review with a special emphasis on evaluating the soundness of the project design, the potential replication of activities, the measurement of effectiveness, and whether data is available to evaluate program impact. These assessments will result in the development and distribution of promising practices.