Capacity Building to Prevent and Combat Trafficking in Human Beings in Colombia
DCI-MIGR 2008/153-015 - Thematic Programme for Migration and Asylum
Countries/Regions - Colombia and border regions of Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama and Brazil
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
1.000.000€ (800.000€ of EU support)
Objectives and results
The objective of the project consisted of promoting and strengthening the efforts of the Government of Colombia to prevent and combat irregular migration and trafficking in human beings, through technical assistance to the Colombian State.
The activities included increased technical cooperation between local authorities and authorities of neighbouring countries, notably of Brazil, Ecuador, Panamá and Venezuela; producing awareness materials, implementing campaigns and sharing information with an ethnic, age and gender sensitive approach with a special focus on vulnerable women and children subject to sexual and labour exploitation; enhanced and increased efforts of prevention and assistance to victims of trafficking in human beings in particularly affected regions.
14 workshops were organised to inform and provide technical assistance to local authorities and committees on THB legislation and strategies. Moreover, 33 meetings and 20 technical assistance sessions were held with local authorities.
Regarding cross-border anti-trafficking results a total of 4 workshops to inform and provide technical assistance to border authorities from Venezuela, Panama, Brazil and Ecuador,
The improvement of prosecution techniques included the implementation of periodic training sessions for COAT staff on assistance to victims and their rights during criminal procedures.
Enhanced efforts of assistance to victims of trafficking in human beings involved the design of a handbook to assist victims of trafficking in persons in Colombia.
Bernd Hemingway, Regional Representative, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Brussels - email@example.com
Marzia Cardinali, IOM Brussels - firstname.lastname@example.org
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