World Day against Trafficking and V National Mobilization Week

Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil - 27 August 2018 - The Global Action against Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants ( GLO.ACT) supported, alongside the National Secretariat of Justice and Citizenship of the Ministry of Justice, the Federal Districts anti-TIP Center's activities during the V National Mobilization Week against Trafficking in Persons, carried out from 30 July to 3 August 2018. Besides awareness raising and enhancing prevention by empowering vulnerable populations to identify the dangers of trafficking in persons (TIP), the dissemination of the 3 rd National Action Plan  against Trafficking in Persons was on the agenda.

On World Day against TIP, marked globally on 30 July, the launch of the V National Mobilization Week was held at the interstate bus station in Brasilia. The event included a musical presentation by the military police band, recitation of the poem  Slave Ship (Navio Negreiro), a contemporary dance presentation and performance art by the theater of the Invisibles belonging to the Dulcina Faculty. In addition, it also included the installation of the book refrigerator with thematic presentations by the project 'Cool Ideas', presentation by the percussion group sounds of the Quilombo belonging to the Sounds of Citizenship, the Positive Association of Brasília.

Continuing the activities on 1 August 2018, the 3 rd federal district symposium on consolidating public policies concerning migrants, refugees and TIP victims was held at the Federal Public Defender auditorium. The symposium included a roundtable on the prospects of combatting TIP and the 3 rd National Action Plan. Researchers also had the opportunity to present their work on TIP.

The week concluded with the  Solidarity Games: Play as a the Team against Trafficking in Persons, held on 3 August at the City Park School - PROEM. This school is for children and adolescents belonging to low-income and vulnerable families. Ms. Rosa Maria of the project 'To have a Voice and a Turn' ran an activity with students to help empower those potentially at risk of becoming a TIP victim. Various cultural actives were also carried out alongside the students including a graffiti workshop, dance battles, Zumba classes, a circle of Capoeira, body painting to name just a few. The event also included female and male soccer games. The Solidarity Games concluded with the awards being given to the winning teams.

The Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT) is a four-year (2015-2019), €11 million joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The project is being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). GLO.ACT aims to provide assistance to governmental authorities and civil society organizations across 13 strategically selected countries: Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, South Africa, Ukraine.  GLO.ACT works with the 13 countries to plan and implement strategic national counter-trafficking and counter smuggling efforts through a prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships approach. It supports the development of more effective responses to trafficking and smuggling, including providing assistance to victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants through the strengthening of identification, referral, and direct support mechanisms.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Fernanda Patricia Fuentes Munoz

National Project Officer

Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil

Email: fernanda.fuentes@unodc.org

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/glo-act/

Email: glo.act@un.org

Twitter: @glo_act