Launch of training manual to fight trafficking in children

Manual to fight trafficking in children17 September 2009 - Today, ILO, UNICEF and Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) launched the Training manual to fight trafficking in children for labour, sexual and other forms of exploitation .

It is one of few manuals on trafficking that specifically focuses on children, that includes a focus on labour issues, and that is geared towards training. It is comprised of textbooks for self study and an exercise book with a menu of assignment options that trainers can choose from for tailor-made training courses. It also includes a facilitators' guide for use by those facilitating training.

The manual addresses the needs of governments; workers' and employers' organizations; and NGOs and international agencies working at the policy and outreach level.

The publication is the result of an Expert Group Initiative on child trafficking, led by ILO and UNICEF, and implemented under the UN.GIFT.

A draft of this training manual was validated during an international workshop in July 2008, by a range of experts in fighting child trafficking and in training and communication. These included representatives of the Council of Baltic Sea States, ILO-IPEC, ILO-ITC, IOM, OHCHR, OSCE, Save the Children UK, Terre des Hommes, UNICEF, UNICRI, UNODC, and Union Générale des Travailleurs (Algeria). The materials have since then been tested by the ILO's tripartite constituents in a number of regions.

1,500 hard copies of the training manual in English are being distributed to contacts across the globe. Versions in French and Spanish will be launched later in 2009.

Funding for this publication was provided by UN.GIFT, ILO-International Training Centre and the United States Department of Labor.

Given the dynamic and evolving nature of child trafficking (and its responses), we intend to update the manual regularly and would welcome any suggestions through childtrafficking@ilo.org.

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