The MENTHOR Project will contribute to strenghten the skills and enhance the knowledge of a group of 120 prosecutors, police investigators and other public officials, who, at a national and local level in Honduras, regularly engage in the investigation and prosecution of the crime of trafficking in persons. Special focus will be placed on cases that involve exploitation for the purpose of forced labor or services, which affect domestic and agricultural workers.
Improve the capacity, skills and competencies of those who have been identified as the officials in charge of investigating and prosecuting trafficking in persons, particularly from the Unit Against Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking (UTESCTP) in Honduras. A strategy will then developed to address these needs, through specialized training and mentoring initiatives.
Ensure that public officials —including prosecutors, law enforcement officers and government representatives— who engage in victim identification and assistance, possess the necessary skills and knowledge to identify, investigate and prosecute complex cases of trafficking in persons, in particular those involving exploitation for forced labor or services that affect domestic and agricultural workers.
Ensure that the Institute for Studies of the Public Affairs Ministry in Honduras is in a position to deliver the Training and Tutoring Program to future members of the Unit Against Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking (UTESCTP) and the Commission against Sexual and Commercial Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (CISCECT), in accordance with MENTHOR's sustainability strategy. This includes implementing a mentor-mentee pairing system.