BAKU, 17 September 2019 – International Organization for Migration in Azerbaijan and the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation signed an arrangement for the project “Addressing the Needs of Victims of Trafficking in Azerbaijan Through Provision of Direct Assistance and Shelter Facilities Upgrade”.
The short-term project will enhance the shelter capacity of the TAMAS Regional Development Public Union (PU) and will directly contribute towards strengthened care and support interventions to victims of trafficking (VoTs) and individuals vulnerable to trafficking as well as their families. Additionally, project interventions will promote continuation of dialogue, and strengthen coordination and communication between individuals vulnerable to trafficking, as well as the civil society organizations, relevant state agencies and private sector regarding practical aspects of the provision of grants to VoTs and individuals at risk of trafficking. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to organise basic skills training for the victims of trafficking and assign grants to 20 participants to cover the purchase of equipment and start-up raw materials to support their individually tailored business plans, and ultimately, their reintegration into society.
In general, the project aims to assist the Government of Azerbaijan and the civil society in combating trafficking in human beings by improving the protection of VoTs and individuals vulnerable to trafficking through the provision of direct assistance and VoTs shelter upgrade.