The Small Grants at Work

In order to support CSOs in their counter-trafficking activities, UN.GIFT established a Small Grants Facility. It was launched on 1 March 2010 and a Call for Proposals was issued inviting eligible CSOs to submit their project ideas to UN.GIFT.


When the Call closed on 5 April 2010, 815 organizations from 76 countries had registered with the Small Grants Facility and more than 440 proposals had been submitted.


According to the guidelines for the Call for Proposals, the first 300 proposals received were evaluated and a final 12 projects were selected for funding by a multi-agency Board of Experts composed of representatives of IOM, OSCE, UNODC, and UN.GIFT. The following CSOs were awarded amounts between USD 30,000 and 50,000 each for their projects:


Organization Project Country

Ateneo de Manila University
- Ateneo Human Rights

Evidence-Based Research on the Trafficking of Women
and Children from Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-
Tawi (Zambasulta) to Malaysia

Immigrant Council of Ireland

Providing legal services to migrant women suspected
victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation


Sociedade de Defesa dos
Direitos Sexuais na

Female migrants against human traffiking


Different & Equal

Providing Sustainable Reintegration Assistance for
Albanian Victims of Trafficking and those in risk of being


Bice Togo (Bureau
International Catholique de
l'Enfance - Togo)


Prevention et prise en charge des enfants vulnerables a
risque potentiels et les enfants victimes de traite a
travers le renforcement des opportunites


Agir pour les Femmes En
Situation Precaire (AFESIP)

Article 25 project


Shakti Samuha

Reintegration for Sustainability of Trafficking Survivors


All Ukrainian civil
organization "Rozrada"

Destigmatization as a method of safety environment
ensuring for the rehabilitation of trafficking victims

Impulse NGO Network

Encouraging Responsible Tourism in North East India by
engaging stakeholders.

Empower Foundation

Scaling up Empowerment for migrant sex workers Thailand

Women for Afghan Women

Rescue, Rehabilitation, Reintegration of Female Victims
of Trafficking

European Action for Compensation for Trafficked Persons


The International La Strada

Compensation for Trafficked Persons

Ukraine, Mazedonia