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Selected Projects by Regions




CANADA - Covenant House provides youth-focused services and support to victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking and supports young women to leave exploitative circumstances and become independent. This project will provide tailored and specialized assistance to victims of trafficking out of the broader group of homeless youth they serve. The project expects to serve 12-20 victims per year.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -  Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) Trafficking Legal Clinic: CAST is the only non-profit NGO in the Los Angeles area exclusively dedicated to providing services to support victims of trafficking. The goal of the project is to provide comprehensive legal services to empower survivors of trafficking. CAST will also provide technical assistance and training to agencies serving survivors of human trafficking. Over the next 12 months, the NGO aims to increase ongoing support to 60 clients and identify an additional 30 new clients.                                                      

MEXICO - Justicia para Nuestras Hijas (JPNH)  proposes to support deceased victims and their families, particularly their mothers, with legal assistance and support to public prosecutors when investigating trafficking crimes. There are 24 who will directly benefit, and 12 of the victims mothers, will be provided with legal and psychological support.

GUATEMALA - El Refugio de la Niñez  established a shelter destined to provide integral attention to victims of human trafficking. The integral services include the provision of housing, health, education, psychological attention, family strengthening and legal support. The Fund will ensure legal support in cases of exploitation and human trafficking to 150 girls.

NICARAGUA - Casa Alianza Nicaragua (CAN)  CAN's methodology for recovery and social reintegration provides assistance directly tailored to the needs of adolescents that have been abandoned, abused, exploited and/or fallen victims to TIP crimes. Services include psychological, medical and legal assistance, enrolment in formal education, technical and vocational education, family reintegration, job training and skills for independent living.

COSTA RICA - DNI Costa Rica  Improving Protection and Integral Services to Victims of Traffickin g in Central America: DNI Costa Rica has been working to combat human trafficking in Costa Rica and central America for over 17 years. At the national level, DNI Costa Rica's work focuses on prevention and protection for trafficking victims and awareness raising about human trafficking; often, it's work focuses in rural areas and promotes community based strategies for combating human trafficking. The objective of this project is twofold, and in response to the two primary problems of trafficking in the region; to combat the regional trafficking problem by working to train immigration police and consular bodies in detecting and giving special attention to trafficking victims, and working regionally to promote comprehensive protection for victims.

ECUADOR -   Fundación Esperanza  The targeted beneficiaries are adult victims of trafficking. Foundation ESPERANZA will carry out assistance activities based on proven methods for addressing medical, psychological, educational, legal and social needs. The project will provide comprehensive care through a process of assistance, training, social and occupational integration. Its main purpose is to support the holistic development, social re-integration, empowerment and independence of human trafficking victims.



LITHUANIA - Missing Persons' Families Support Centre (MPFSC) will provide professional direct, integrated, comprehensive and continuous assistance for the forced labour, child labour and sexual exploitation human trafficking victims from the grassroot level during project implementation period and after its end, creating basis for the long-term support, according to individual victims' needs ensuring satisfaction of their basic needs, access to justice, medical and social services, providing needed psychological, social and legal help  necessary as well for their well-being and successful reintegration into society and labour market.

FRANCE - Hors la Rue Separating and Safeguarding Young Victims: This project is the first of its kind in France. By addressing the multiple issues surrounding young victims of trafficking, Hors la Rue seeks to effectively remove child victims out of the situation of exploitation. The project aims to help the government of France to better identify child victims of trafficking, provide direct assistance in the form of reintegration care and support through psychological care, medical care, and education.

ALBANIA - Different and Equal (D&E) (1st and 2nd Round) Providing Sustainable Reintegration Assistance for Albanian Victims of Trafficking: D & E is an Albanian non- profit organization with nearly ten years of grassroots experience in anti-trafficking activities. The objective of this project is to support comprehensive reintegration services for victims of human trafficking from the initial stages where victims are newly liberated through to their full reintegration back into the community. Activities to assist victims include the provision of core services such as food, medical care and accommodation. Trafficking victims are also helped in transitioning toward semi-independent living and ultimately the move toward more autonomy.

CZECH REPUBLIC - La Strada The Tree Workers' Case - Strategic Litigation. In 2009 and 2010 several forestry companies employed hundreds of workers in tree planting and other forestry work. Migrant communities originating from different countries (EU as well as non-EU), in Czech Republic were forced to work as slave labourers for the forestry firms. To pave the pathway to justice and to effective remedies for trafficked and exploited individuals, the project will focus on providing direct assistance - legal representation of the aggrieved/trafficked "tree workers". In parallel, La Strada will set up an ongoing media campaign to draw attention to the tree workers case, and deter the exploitation of migrants in the forestry industry.  

MOLDOVA - Institute for Democracy Legal Assistance to Human Trafficking Victims: The Institute for Democracy works with trafficking victims in Moldova, which is the poorest country in Europe and an origin country for trafficking. The project caters to a direct need in Moldova - a lack of a permanent centre for legal assistance to trafficking victims. The project thus aims to provide legal assistance for trafficking victims and establish a hotline that will allow victims of trafficking to call and receive assistance. The Institute for Democracy also aims to produce a publication on Moldovan trafficking legal frameworks.

ROMANIA - Association for Developing Alternative Practices for Reintegration and Education (ADPARE) intends to improve the quality of life for trafficking victims and their families. It seeks to assist victims with their physical wellbeing, emotional health and economic sustainability. The project aims to provide a full range of services to at least 30 victims of trafficking in persons over the course of 3 years, both domestic and international, including services to adults and minors.

SERBIA - NGO ATINA has extensive experience in providing direct support to female, male and child victims of trafficking in persons. The organization focuses on assisting victims short-, mid- and long-term through a Transition House, a Reintegration Centre and community based networks. The project will seek to assist 150 victims in the 3-year project.

MALTA - Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS Malta) will assist victims of trafficking through access to legal remedies and to obtain the protection, care and support they require, through the provision of timely and accurate information and counselling, legal services, psychosocial support and limited material assistance. The project aims to assist 15-30 victims per year.





UZBEKISTAN - Istiqbolli Avlod Tashkent  seeks to provide direct, effective and sustainable remedies for victims of labour exploitation and trafficking, with an emphasis on assistance delivery by grassroots organizations, by providing 3-5 victims a month with legal aid, access to justice, psychosocial support and medical care.

NEPAL - Shakti Samuha  Capacity Building, Advocacy & Support for Survivors of Trafficking: This NGO is one of the first organizations in the world formed by trafficking survivors - the Executive Board, general members and almost all staff. It was organized by the initiation of women and girls rescued from the Mumbai brothels, with the objective to support women and girls to lead a dignified life. Shakti Samuha has been advocating against trafficking, creating awareness against trafficking among women and girls at risk, and is involved in skills development and income generation training for rescued victims.

   NEPAL - Raksha Nepal  seeks to provide direct support to 400 victims, such as rescue, safe home, counselling, medication, vocational training and a link with the ´Raksha´ saving and credit cooperative for the start-up of small businesses in Nepal. The organization supports migrant workers who became victims of trafficking in the Middle East.

ISRAEL- Hotline for Migrant Workers  Combating Trafficking in Persons: The HMW seeks to address the increase in labor trafficking and related offences affecting victims primarily originating from countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Thailand. The organization will offer direct support to victims exploitatively employed as caregivers and in the agricultural sector. This will be achieved through provision of emergency assistance and para-legal representation. The organization will also advocate for the rights of victims to ensure victims are released from detention, acquire health care, are awarded legal status in Israel, and are transferred to shelters or transitional housing.

INDIA - Association for Voluntary Action, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (AVA/BBA)  has been successful in both direct intervention against trafficking through rescue and rehabilitation of victims and indirect intervention by bringing out significant changes to policies and laws related to protection of victims of exploitation, capacity building of law enforcement agencies and facilitating prosecution of the exploiter. The project  proposes to rescue 450 children out of forced labour and provide them with shelter, rehabilitation, legal aid and legally-protected access to owed wages.

EGYPT & INDIA - Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions (COFS)  (1st and 2nd Round) COFS will provide or facilitate direct victim support for persons trafficked for the removal of organs in Egypt and India. The project aims to identify and link at least 250 trafficked persons with both medical and legal assistance providers and to document experiences for further project development.

BANGLADESH - Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)  The project will provide shelter and support to 150 survivors of human trafficking, forced labour and illegal migration for victims aged 14 and older. The projects  thematic priorities are protection of victims, their rehabilitation, and ensuring prosecution of traffickers.

THAILAND - FOCUS (Foundation for Child Understanding)  works in the northern regions of Thailand where support for trafficked persons is much needed. The project will assist approximately 150 trafficked persons, mainly girls and boys ages 14 to 17, including local population, migrant workers, ethnic minority groups, stateless people and marginalized persons.

VIETNAM - Blue Dragon Children's Foundation  works with children trafficked domestically for child labour, and girls and young females trafficked for the sex trade in China. It will provide psycho-social support to at least 15 child victims of sex  trafficking immediately after their rescue from China, in order to ensure continuing support for a three year period to assist their reintegration into the community and recovery from trauma.

CAMBODIA - Damnok Toek  Direct Assistance for Child Victims and Youth at a High Risk of Being Trafficked: Damnok Toek will utilize the grant received from the Trust Fund to operate its Reception Centre in Poipet to provide a number of vital services to trafficked children. The project will provide direct psychosocial, educational, medical and material assistance to children victims of trafficking who have been deported/repatriated from Bangkok, and children at high risk of being trafficked. In addition, the project will facilitate the reintegration of trafficking victims through family tracing, family assessment and follow-up.



EGYPT & INDIA - Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions (COFS)  (1st and 2nd Round) COFS will provide or facilitate direct victim support for persons trafficked for the removal of organs in Egypt and India. The project aims to identify and link at least 250 trafficked persons with both medical and legal assistance providers and to document experiences for further project development.

ETHIOPIA - Agar Ethiopia Charitable Society is the only non-government organization in Ethiopia working on human trafficking to fill the gaps in all areas of trafficking in persons. The project will provide shelter, medical, psychiatric treatment and psychological care, and skills training to 180 female victims of trafficking returning from the Middle East and other countries.

KENYA - The CRADLE The Children Foundation  The Tumaini (Hope) Project for Child Victims of Trafficking: Since 2009 the CRADLE has aimed at lobbying and advocating against child trafficking in Kenya and Africa. This project aims to provide legal and psychosocial support to child victims of trafficking, raise awareness among the Kenyan public of the issues related to child trafficking and children's rights, as well as strengthening the legal framework in Kenya and in Africa with regard to counter trafficking.

SENEGAL - Samusocial (SSN)  has developed significant knowledge on the issue of child victims of trafficking. SSN organises a wide framework of activities, from medical, psychological and social care in the streets, to accommodation of street children, including child victims of trafficking. About 2,500 to 3,000 child victims of trafficking in Dakar will benefit from a consistent package of services based on human rights.

IVORY COAST - ONG Cavoequiva  will provide psychosocial, food, material and legal support and community housing to 35 young girls in order to reduce the effect of sexual and labor exploitation. Additionally, the project seeks to return 20 young girls to their family circle after a search and integration process is conducted by ONG Cavoequiva agents in connection with partners and police.

NIGERIA - African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development (ACAHD)  Providing Economic Empowerment to Victims of Human Trafficking in Nigeria: ACAHD has been at the forefront of working on issues of human trafficking in Nigeria since 2004. The NGO will operate in Ore community, Ondo State, Southern Nigeria. The goal of the project is to provide vocational job training and establish businesses for 20 survivors of human trafficking. The training offered will include motorcycle repairs, tailoring and weaving of hand loomed traditional cloth (Aso-Oke). Overall, this project will equip survivors of human trafficking with skills to become self sufficient, and at the same time provide vital services to the community.

NIGERIA - Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF)  the project seeks to identify and receive beneficiares, provide them with temporary shelter and any immediate needs, access to justice, develop a rehabilitation/reintegration care support plan for each beneficiary, enroll them into school, and to teach them essential life skills and fundamental human rights.

BURUNDI - Initiative pour le Développement  de la Population en Milieu Rural (IDPR)  aims to ensure high-school education to young, female victims of trafficking who were unable to finish their studies, and to inform the girls' families about the impact of trafficking in persons on individuals and their communities. The project will provide reintegration and schooling support for 15 girls who are victims of human trafficking  and who come from the most socio-economically disadvantaged families.

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