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According to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children: "Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, ... servitude". Based on an interpretation of the prohibition of servitude set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the UNODC Model Law, at 20, proposes that servitude: "shall mean the labour conditions and/or the obligation to work or to render services from which the person in question cannot escape and which he or she cannot change". Family ties can also be abused to carry out trafficking crimes. For instance, this is seen in cases of relatives entrusted with the care of a family member who break their promise and profit from the family member's exploitation. 


ONG Cavoequiva

Ivory Coast   l  20 000 $ Contribution   l  2014-2017

Intervention: The Adjamé District is the biggest economic and human crossroads of Abidjan. A situational analysis led by ONG Cavoequiva, from 2004 till 2005 on a sample of 94 girls from 5 to 17 years old, shows that almost all the girls have been victims of labor and sexual exploitation. Key Objectives:  Within the project 'Care and familial integration for 35 young girls (05-17 years) victims of trafficking' funded by the UN Trust Fund, ONG Cavoequiva intends to support and take care of children victims of trafficking, labor and sexual exploitation in the community housing founded in 2011 and through reintegration in family framework.  Achievements: ONG Cavoequiva provides psychosocial, food, clothes and justice support in its community housing to 35 young girls and was enabled to bring back 20 young girls to their families. A system of referrals and counter referrals composed with security forces (police), social center, health facilities of Adjamé, community structures (church, mosque etc.), has been setup by NGO Cavoequiva.  



Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation

Nigeria   l  20 000 $ Contribution  l  2014-2017

Intervention: Nigeria and the victims represents one of the most vulnerable and hidden groups of child workers. WOTCLEF's experience shows that 80% of children in public schools in Abuja have been trafficked into domestic servitude, the majority are girls aged between10 and16 years old.  Key Objectives: Within the project 'Rehabilitation and assistance to victims trafficked into domestic servitude and sexual exploitation' funded by the UN Trust Fund, WOTCLEF seeks to identify and support children trafficked into domestic servitude, 5 per year and 5 potential, over a period of three years, providing them with temporary shelter and any immediate needs, access to justice, and an individual rehabilitation/reintegration care support plan.  Achievements:  Besides immediate basic needs as well as medical care, psycho-social counselling, children  received vocational and entrepreneurial training. They have established their small scale businesses and have become economically self-reliant, contributing to preventing human trafficking in Nigeria. 


Recent News


UNVTF Brochure

The brochure highlights the action line, the work and achievements of the UN Trust Fund and showcases the progress of the projects funded through the  second Call for Proposals Cycle.


UNVTF 2018 Side event at the CCPCJ focus on  Assisting Women and Girls. Good Practices from France and Côte d'Ivoire, in cooperation with the French Permanent Mission.

Call for Proposals

On-going programme awards multi-year grants to specialized non-governmental organizations around the world that provide critical assistance to victims of human trafficking.

World Day 30 July

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime organizes its annual Giving Day to End Human Trafficking on the 30th of July 2018 in cooperation with the platform Charidy.com.

Useful links

Human Trafficking Testimonials United Nations Global Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons
UN Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking UNODC and Human Trafficking



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