IOM Hosts Workshop for Counter-Trafficking Stakeholders

26 April 2016

On 26 April IOM hosted 15 policy-makers from leading government agencies in the field of combating trafficking in human beings and non-governmental organizations in the National Validation Workshop in Tbilisi.

The participants in the workshop provided useful feedback to the draft report that an international expert had formulated based on a previous visit of hers to Georgia in January. The purpose of this endeavor is to generate current evidence of the regional Counter Trafficking landscape, on which to base future results-oriented interventions and ensure a more holistic approach to combating trafficking in human beings. The project further aims to develop a streamlined and comprehensive Counter Trafficking Needs Assessment Tool, in line with international standards, to be tested in the participating countries and with the intention of future global use.

This workshop was conducted as part of the project “Identifying Gaps and Assessing Need: A Comparative Assessment of Counter Trafficking Efforts in Countries in the South Caucasus”, which is funded by the IOM Development Fund.