IOM launches online course to foster countering trafficking in Ukraine

On 20 November, a new e-course on countering human trafficking for Ukrainian government officials and NGO practitioner was presented.

The course was developed by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, jointly with the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and funded by USAID and Global Affairs Canada.

It provides an overview of potentially vulnerable groups to human trafficking, international and national legal instruments to protect trafficking survivors and other important issues.

Unfortunately, in many cases victims of trafficking prefer not to ask for help, and remain invisible. That is why there is a constant need to reach out to more frontline practitioners central and local social services, law enforcement officials, the State Migration Service and the State Employment Service, NGOs, teachers, medical staff and others who might help identify trafficking survivors, said Dr. Thomas Lothar Weiss, IOM Ukraine Chief of Mission. The newly developed online course serves this goal, providing a modern and cost-effective alternative to traditional seminars and workshops, he added.

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