December 4, 2012


Africa

Country: Cameroon
Implementer: Vital Voices
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Vital Voices, in partnership with AEquitas and Nku’Mu Fed-Fed, will continue to strengthen the criminal justice response to human trafficking by developing a unified system for documenting and collecting data on TIP cases; establish standard operating procedures for handling TIP cases; establish regional anti-trafficking Task Forces; and conduct additional multidisciplinary trainings on victim-centered investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking.

Country: Cote d’Ivoire
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: UNODC will strengthen Cote d’Ivoire’s TIP response through capacity building of law enforcement and judicial officials to identify, investigate, and prosecute trafficking cases. It will enhance anti-TIP coordination between the government and civil society organizations and develop a victim identification and referral system for children, women in prostitution, and migrant workers. Furthermore, it will implement a national communication strategy and raise awareness about existing anti-trafficking legislation and assistance measures available for victims.

Country: Ethiopia
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: IOM will improve the capacity of the national Anti-Human Trafficking Committee to coordinate nationwide efforts on human trafficking; strengthen the legislative framework to respond to human trafficking; and enhance criminal justice practitioners’ capacity to effectively identify, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate human trafficking cases.

Country: Liberia
Implementer: Lawyers Without Borders
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Lawyers without Borders will train and equip 160 Liberian law enforcement personnel, judges, magistrates, prosecutors, and attorneys with tools and techniques to effectively identify, investigate, and prosecute traffickers. It will use two previously created "comic books" and two new graphic books to educate the Liberian public, law enforcement, and legal professionals about TIP.

Country: Niger
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: IOM will continue to support the Government of Niger to combat TIP by assisting it to implement the 2010 anti-TIP law and prevent the trafficking of Nigerien nationals returning from Libya. Specifically, it will support the establishment of a National Commission (in charge of anti-TIP policy) and a National Agency (in charge of policy implementation) and provide technical assistance to both. It will also enhance the ability of state and non-state actors to provide protection services to TIP victims and raise awareness about the new law.

Country: AF Regional (Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Implementer: Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Building on its established presence in Burundi and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Heartland Alliance will, in conjunction with local partners, continue to provide protection services to TIP victims in the form of emergency shelter, medical services, trauma counseling, legal assistance, economic reintegration, and safe repatriation. Heartland Alliance will strengthen coordination and collaboration between civil society and the Governments of Burundi and the DRC by establishing a formal mechanism to proactively identify victims of trafficking and refer them to care, as well as devising a unified system for documenting and collecting data on trafficking in persons cases. Heartland Alliance will also conduct public awareness campaigns to prevent human trafficking through community education and mobilization, and develop radio messages to inform communities of potential warning signs of trafficking and how to identify and report TIP cases and access protection services.

Country: AF Regional
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $550,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Building upon previous results and established partnerships, UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF) will continue to assist Member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the implementation of the Protocol through drafting of legislation, national policy frameworks and national plans of action. The project will also conduct trainings on victim-centered investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking.

East Asia and the Pacific

Country: Papua New Guinea
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Building on a previously funded project, IOM will assist the Government of Papua New Guinea with implementation of the recently adopted TIP legislation. With this additional funding, IOM will develop national standards of performance for victim referral, continue to increase public awareness, and strengthen law enforcement responses by providing training to police, judges, and public prosecutors.

Country: Philippines
Implementer: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Amount: $600,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: IJM will continue its current project, which includes funding for a "safe space" in Manila where victims can provide testimony and help prosecutors with evidence collection, while being provided with shelter referral and reintegration services. Building on this experience, IJM will advocate for increased prosecutions and more comprehensive victim care, and encourage the effective enforcement of anti-trafficking laws in Metro Manila and creation of a TIP task force. IJM will also provide training to the Philippines National Police on current anti-trafficking laws, criminal procedure law, and criminal investigation techniques.

Country: Solomon Islands
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA)
Amount: $150,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Building upon its current project, the ABA will continue to analyze existing and draft TIP laws and strengthen the NGO response to trafficking. Activities also include conducting public awareness campaigns targeted to government officials, service providers, and vulnerable communities, and engaging a legal advocacy advisor. With its local partners, ABA is developing and implementing a data collection system on TIP cases for reporting, referrals, and prosecutions; building protection protocols and a national referral network for survivors; and enhancing legal services and counseling for survivors.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: New Life Center Foundation (NLCF)
Amount: $125,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: With additional funding, the NLCF will continue its work with vulnerable tribal populations throughout Thailand. In the area of prevention, activities include education, including training in Thai language skills, human rights, and labor laws; life skills, and vocational training. In the area of protection, it provides a safe shelter to victims of trafficking, medical and mental health services, interpretation assistance, formal and informal education, vocational training, therapeutic activities, and reintegration assistance.

Country: Thailand
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: UNODC will support the development and training of a new 50-person Anti-Human Trafficking Center under the Thai Department of Special Investigations. UNODC will install a case management IT system, provide workshops on anti-trafficking law enforcement, help the unit develop standard operating procedures, take the unit’s senior leaders on a regional study tour to examine effective anti-TIP units in other countries, and train officers on victim care, human rights, and special skills for interviewing vulnerable victims.

Europe and Eurasia

Country: Albania
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: IOM aims to strengthen the Government of Albania’s response to trafficking, with a primary focus on protection and a secondary focus on prosecution. Trainings will be provided on effective responses to trafficking for law enforcement and the judiciary, as well as victim identification and referral at the local level for health care practitioners, state labor inspectors, private travel operators and regional anti-trafficking committees. IOM will also pilot three mobile units for victim identification in cooperation with a local coalition, and assist shelters in sustaining victim reintegration.

Country: EUR Regional
Implementer: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Funding Amount: $25,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: J/TIP will fund the OSCE’s Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (OSR-CTHB) to conduct one of five planned workshops for member states. The workshops will address domestic servitude in diplomatic households, and will be delivered to relevant authorities, particularly the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of OSCE participating states.

Near East

Country: Egypt
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $400,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Building on its present activities, IOM will support the Government of Egypt’s efforts to address trafficking and to better protect trafficking victims. IOM will provide trainings primarily targeted to prosecutors and will continue to provide direct assistance to victims. IOM will seek to improve communication between the service providers and law enforcement to increase mutual confidence, create new avenues to support victims wishing to press criminal charges and enhance the protection and assistance availed to victims during law enforcement proceedings.

Country: Jordan
Implementer: American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (ABA)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: The American Bar Association (ABA), building on its recently completed anti-TIP program in Jordan, will build the Government of Jordan’s capacity to prosecute TIP cases and increase protection for trafficking survivors. Activities will include comprehensive research of recently prosecuted trafficking cases, editing and rewriting a judicial bench book, increasing awareness of TIP cases among judges and prosecutors, and strengthening the capacity of the same audience to prosecute TIP cases through advanced trainings. The ABA will also train the Jordanian organizations that provide legal aid to identify trafficking survivors, understand Jordan’s trafficking laws, and connect their lawyers and staff with prosecutors, police, and other resources.

South and Central Asia

Country: Bangladesh
Implementer: United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: UNODC will train Bangladeshi border and immigration officials, police officers, labor inspectors and public prosecutors to identify, investigate, and prosecute labor trafficking using Bangladesh’s newly-approved anti-TIP legislation. It will develop a referral mechanism and provide treatment and reintegration services to trafficking victims and establish specialized Anti-Human Trafficking Units with a focus on labor exploitation.

Country: India
Implementer: Free the Slaves
Amount: $600,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Free the Slaves will build on its current J/TIP grant and enable an expanded number of communities in the Indian provinces of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to permanently resist slavery. It will form village ‘listening groups’ and use a British Broadcasting Company produced 36-episode CD to inform communities about labor and human rights, relevant government rehabilitation schemes and how to resist trafficking. It will train village-based activists to demand government protection services and the prosecution of traffickers and will continue to support several transitional schools in villages with a high concentration of slavery and ensure rescued children are mainstreamed into the education system. Mothers will receive support to form self help groups and receive income-generating vocational training while victims will receive legal aid to pursue legal recourse against traffickers. Free the Slaves will also provide trainings on raising TIP awareness for railway workers, village guards, and local officials.

Country: India
Implementer: Shakti Vahini
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Shakti Vahini will build the capacity of newly initiated Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) and facilitate interstate police cooperation in 10 northern Indian states to combat sex and labor trafficking. It will provide TIP training for law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and child welfare officials and create a 24/7 Response Center for search and rescue of TIP victims in partnership with AHTUs. It will create and strengthen intervention centers at railway stations, form partnerships with the media, and raise awareness. Shakti Vahini will also strengthen victim-centered protocols and create partnerships among concerned agencies and civil society organizations.

Country: Maldives
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: IOM will facilitate the revision of Maldives’ current foreign employment and migration policy, including bilateral MOUs with source countries, to end illegal recruitment practices. It will encourage the formation of a national TIP task force and a specialized anti-TIP police unit and develop standard operating procedures for victim identification and referrals for services. It will develop and distribute a booklet on migrant workers rights and protection services and partner with a local NGO to establish a helpline for TIP victims. IOM will raise the TIP awareness of parliamentarians, the media and the private sector and advocate for the passage of a TIP law, while training police, immigration officials, and prosecutors on using existing laws to prosecute suspected traffickers.

Country: Sri Lanka
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $450,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: IOM will strengthen the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts to identify and protect victims. It will strengthen the newly-formed anti-TIP unit within the Ministry of Justice and enhance the capacity of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) and labor and consular officers stationed abroad to prevent TIP and protect victims. It will enhance the capacity of existing short-term shelters and help establish a new one. It will also develop and implement standard operating procedures for running shelters and a handbook for providing assistance to victims.

Western Hemisphere

Country: Guatemala
Implementer: International Labor Organization (ILO)
Amount: $500,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: ILO proposes to address labor trafficking by enhancing institutional capacities to enforce the TIP legal framework, including strengthening policy and procedures to implement the law. ILO will build the capacity of law enforcement, labor inspectors, prosecutors, and civil society to identify, investigate and prosecute cases. Project activities also include raising awareness with vulnerable groups, including indigenous organizations, and providing assistance to victims of forced labor.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: International Organization for Migration
Amount: $477,809
Duration: 24 months
Description: This project builds on the success of a previously funded project that has a threefold counter-trafficking approach: increase number of victims assisted, enhance the capacity of local partner NGOs to assist returned and reintegrated child TIP victims, and sensitize major communities of origin and destination concerning the dangers and consequences of trafficking in children.  With additional funding, IOM will further deepen relationships with governmental and non-governmental actors and provide family reunification services to greater numbers of trafficked children.

Country: Haiti
Implementer: International Rescue Committee
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: IRC will work in partnership with the Institute for Social Wellbeing and Research and a local non-governmental organization to strengthen the overall legal and operational framework for child trafficking prevention, prosecution of traffickers, and protection for victims of trafficking in Haiti with a particular emphasis on restavek children and children living in Residential Care Centers (RCCs). In addition to providing direct services, the project will establish a task force to coordinate counter-trafficking actions and improve state capacity to support TIP victims. In addition, the IRC will advocate for the closing of Residential Care Centers (RCCs) suspected of abuse or trafficking and for strengthened monitoring of these centers. 

Country: Honduras
Implementer: Cooperative Housing Foundation International (CHF)
Amount: $750,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: CHF will help to strengthen and implement the new Honduran anti-TIP law, improve coordination of the country’s inter-agency anti-TIP network, administer sub-grants to local organizations to strengthen protection services, and create a national data collection system.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Centro de Estudios e Investigación en Desarrolló y Asistencia Social (CEIDAS)
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: Building upon previously funded efforts, CEIDAS will continue to raise awareness of human trafficking in Mexico within the federal and state governments, media, academia, the private sector, and civil society. Through this project CEIDAS will focus its anti-trafficking awareness materials in schools and the tourism sector.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: Fundación Casa Alianza México
Amount: $350,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: This funding will provide continued support for delivery of an Independent Life Program assisting young victims of trafficking with economic viability, providing legal services, life skills training, residential support, and education on labor rights. Casa Alianza is also partnering with numerous private sector businesses in order to provide training and viable employment for youth to assist in recovery and reduce the risks of re-trafficking.

Country: Mexico
Implementer: University of Michigan
Amount: $300,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: In partnership with the NEXUS Institute, the University of Michigan Law School’s Human Trafficking Clinic is enhancing legal representation for TIP victims through the development of a model anti-human trafficking law clinic through the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City. The clinic will also create a database of information and resources for TIP victims.

Country: Nicaragua
Implementer: Casa Alianza
Amount: $550,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: The project will continue to expand the national prevention campaign, and provide comprehensive residential and specialized services to children and adolescents.

Country: WHA Regional (Bahamas, Barbados, St. Lucia)
Implementer: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Amount: $410,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: The project will strengthen institutional capacity in The Bahamas, Barbados, and St. Lucia to identify and assist victims, investigate and prosecute TIP offenses, and train law enforcement. IOM will also enhance cooperation between criminal justice agencies regionally through case study and action planning workshops as well as technically assist governments to institute formal multi-agency task forces.

Country: WHA Regional
Implementer: Organization of American States (OAS)
Amount: $150,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The OAS will convene a roundtable on domestic workers in the region as well as a conference on service provision to TIP victims and law enforcement and civil society coordination.

Global

Country: Global
Implementer: The Fair Trade Fund
Funding Amount: $450,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: J/TIP will continue to support the Fair Trade Fund to enhance the capabilities of Slavery Footprint with a focus on expanding its social media strategy and bettering incentives for consumers to reduce their footprints. Slavery Footprint is an online tool and mobile application that measures an individual’s slavery "footprint" based on his or her purchasing habits, as compared to his or her consumption of source commodities that are produced with forced labor according to publicly available reports published by the government and international organizations.

Countries: Global with a focus on Brazil, Mexico, and Vietnam as well as 3 additional countries TBD
Implementer: International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)
Funding Amount: $350,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Building upon a previously funded pilot program, IBLF will integrate TIP survivors into the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) program in three new countries (TBD) as well as strengthen the existing pilot programs in Mexico and Vietnam. YCI is a six-month education program that provides at-risk youth with life-skills and vocational training through a combination of classroom-based training and practical instruction in coordination with leading hotels. The program is designed to be delivered as part of the regular, day-to-day operations of a full-service hotel because it is built on the back of existing training and development courses the hotels regularly offer to their staff.

Country: Global
Implementer: The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Funding Amount: $250,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: In coordination with J/TIP, IOM will continue to provide emergency assistance on a case-by-case basis for individuals identified as trafficked persons overseas when other resources are not available or cannot be provided in a timely manner. Services include, but are not limited to: shelter, medical treatment, psychological support, legal aid, as well as family tracing, repatriation, and reintegration assistance. The amount and types of services are determined on a case-by-case basis based on the needs and circumstances of each individual.

Country: Global
Implementer: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Amount: $225,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, building on its expertise connecting the history of the abolition of chattel slavery with the modern anti-trafficking movement, will create an awareness campaign about modern forms of slavery around the world that highlights the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. This project will feature the stories of several modern-day abolitionists abroad, provide an opportunity to inspire local activism informed by the U.S. experience and the experiences highlighted of the modern-day abolitionists, and will enhance prevention efforts abroad by serving as a platform where foreign governments, international NGOs and other community-based groups can access video content and additional online resources.

Country: Global
Implementer: The Polaris Project
Funding Amount: $450,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: The Polaris Project will provide training and technical assistance (T&TA) to several countries (TBD) in developing or enhancing existing anti-TIP hotlines. It will also map out and conduct a landscape analysis of anti-TIP hotlines globally, develop a suite of training tools on how to develop and operate a hotline, and design a country specific assessment tool to determine what countries will be selected for targeted T&TA efforts.

Country: Global
Implementer: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Duration: 24 months
Description: UNODC will continue to provide training and technical assistance (T&TA) through its Global Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative. The aim of this T&TA project is 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. A multi-disciplinary team of anti-TIP experts will deliver tailor-made trainings in three selected countries based on the modules included in UNODC’s Anti-Human Trafficking Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners.

Country: Global
Implementer: Veritè
Funding Amount: $150,000
Duration: 18 months
Description: Through this project, Veritè will improve the understanding of forced labor within the recruitment industry and enhance the ability of labor brokers to prevent and take corrective action against it. Specifically, Veritè will develop training and capacity-building tools for labor brokers as well as increase cooperation between the broker industry and public policy actors to promote ethical recruitment through the development of a Coalition for Ethical Recruitment.

Implementer: The Warnath Group
Funding Amount: $550,000
Duration: 36 months
Description: Leveraging a diverse team of experienced anti-TIP experts, the Warnath Group will continue to provide targeted training and technical assistance (T/TA) to advance the understanding and application of new skills and promising best practices in combating TIP. The T/TA seeks to improve the effectiveness of responses by governments in countries identified by the TIP Office. 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.

Research and Evaluation

Country: Global
Implementer: Urban Institute
Funding Amount: $100,000
Duration: 12 months
Description: Building upon its existing J/TIP-funded project, the Urban Institute will conduct an additional case study to examine and identify key characteristics of the prosecution and protection policies and practices in a fourth country. 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, NGOs and other public sector stakeholders. The case studies will be used to inform a guidebook outlining a core set of promising practices and lessons learned to be shared with the field, outlining key elements of successful investigation, prosecution, and protection policies and practices.