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The U.S. government has awarded the International Organization for Migration (IOM) $750,000 to fund for 24 months its program "Combatting Trafficking in Persons in Micronesia through the Establishment of Protection Framework for Victims of Trafficking". Serving the Marshall Island, Palau, and the FSM, this program will enhance victim protection and train investigators and prosecutors of trafficking in persons (TIP) cases. Further, IOM will conduct awareness training for sectors of society in the three countries. They will also establish a national referral system for the protection of victims of trafficking through partnerships with national and state authorities.
Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Central Philippines almost one year ago, has led to a rising concern in human trafficking in the affected area. IOM and its partners have been tackling this trend since the week of the disaster, registering people leaving the area through the Migration Outflow Desks and informing them of the dangers posed by human traffickers. In Tacloban their efforts received a vital boost, with the announcement by US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg that IOM will receive a new two-year grant totaling USD 353,000, working in close cooperation with the Philippines Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and the US State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP).
With rising numbers of Mongolian labour migrants moving overseas, there has been an increase in human trafficking, particularly of young Mongolian women for the purpose of sexual exploitation. As a destination country, foreign victims are most commonly trafficked to Mongolia for forced labour, particularly in the construction and mining sectors.
The Na Wa Festival, organized by UN.GIFT, IOM and EXIT, has launched a Facebook group to offer up to date information on the film festival. The group also serves as a platform for participants to discuss issues on human trafficking and other information related to the many anti-trafficking activities now taking place in Nigeria.
WATCH THE TRAILER: The Na Wa Film Festival,organized by UN.GIFT, IOM and the NGO EXIT, will bring to cinemas, cultural centres and churches in Nigeria a series of films and activities to raise awareness about human trafficking. Over the course of ten days, movie screenings, book readings, panel discussions and receptions will take place in the Nigerian cities of Abuja, Edo & Lagos.
The Buy Responsibly campaign had a successful stop in Vienna on 14 - 19 October 2010, parking its inverted supersized shopping cart in front of the Museum Quarter, one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world. More than 600 people were informed by volunteers about the campaign and urged to ask the question: "What's behind the things we buy?" Almost 900 people visited the Buy Responsibly website from the 5 - 25 October 2010. 17 people called the newly launched Austrian National Hotline for human trafficking.
About-Human Trafficking When you purchase a product at your local shopping centre, you are supporting the way it was produced. If the product is the result of someone's forced labour, you are encouraging the company which has relied on forced labour to continue relying on forced labour. For knowledge: http://www.ungift.org/knowledgehub/en/about/
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