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UNODC Strengthens Capacities on Attention of Child Sexual Abuse Online in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, October 24th-25th, 2023. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), through the Global Cybercrime Programme under the project "Strengthening Trinidad and Tobago's Capabilities to Prevent and Effectively Counter Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Online and Related Offenses", held a workshop on psychosocial support and other specialized support for victims of online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Spanish, addressed to 27 participants of the Police, UN Agencies, and NGOs.
The sessions provided information on the International Legal Framework and Trends on Human Trafficking, the vulnerability of the victims, Panama - National Commission against Human Trafficking, Honduras experience, Dynamics of Victimization-What Every Investigator Needs to Know, Special personnel and team communication, Need of the victims and how collaborate, and others don´t want, Manipulation of minors- Pedophile deceit- consent, SOP How to report TiP cases in Trinidad and Tobago, Best practice in attention and interview children´s victims of sexual exploitation. These sessions provided a space for understanding the exceptional cases of this crime. 
The enriching participation in these initiatives involves 27 prominent professionals from the Police Service, specifically the Cyber and Social Unit, Central Division, Western Division, Special Victims Department, South Western Division, Financial Investigations Branch, Finance Branch, North Eastern Division ERP, and the Apostles Ministries, alongside dedicated organizations like La Casita, PADF, Living Waters Community, and Heroes Foundation; UN Agencies: OIM and UNHCR.
These actions were carried out with the assistance of internationally and national renowned experts: Ms. Dayra Campos from the National Commission against Human Trafficking in Panama; Ms. Rina López, Psychology expert from Honduras; Ms. Samantha Chaitram, Director of the Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, and Ms. Lourdes Gutierrez, Project Coordinator of UNODC.
Thanks to the financial support of the Government of Canada.