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Victim Translation Assistance Tool

Life support messages for victims of human trafficking

 

Law enforcement officials and victim service providers are often the first point of contact for victims of human trafficking who do not speak the language of the country they are in. In order to aid those helping the victims, UN.GIFT/UNODC, the Austrian Criminal Intelligence Service and the Austrian NGO LEFOE-IBF worked together to create VITA (Victim Translation Assistance).

 

VITA is a unique new tool using audio messages, that allows law enforcement officials to provide a level of basic assistance to victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking survivors contributed to the development of these messages, which were also supported by experts in human trafficking focused on victims' needs.

 

This audio tool, consisting of key encounter messages, was developed to facilitate the identification of a trafficked person and the launch of a criminal investigation. Thirty-five basic questions and messages have been recorded and translated into 40 languages, taking into account special questions for children.

 

You can run the VITA tool directly from here or you can download the VITA tool with or without sound (for Windows)

VITA tool with sound (.zip)

VITA tool without sound (.zip)

 

For Mac notebooks and deskcomputers please download from here

 

To run the VITA you need to:

1. open the .zip file

2. Then click on Extract (on top of the winzip window)

3. Choose a folder on your PC where the files should be saved and click on Extract

4. Then open the Folder called VITA tool 

5. and open the main.exe (red icon)

 

Now you can start the tool.

 

You can download the printed version of the VITA here

 

In case of technical difficulties, please try to open the tool with another internet browser (eg Internet Explorer) or

contact ungift@unodc.org or +43-1-26060-4584