IOM organizes ToTs on Counter Trafficking for MoSS CSOs in coordination with NCCPIM&TiP

Cairo - As a continuation of the national program to build the capacities of the entities concerned with combating the crime of trafficking in persons, the International Organization for Migration, in cooperation with the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TiP), organized two trainings of trainers (ToTs) for civil society organizations affiliated with the Ministry of Social Solidarity. These ToTs were funded by the European Union through the Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The training was attended by 22 specialists working in defense and social welfare institutions.

H.E. Ambassador Naela Gabr, Chairperson of NCCPIM&TiP, emphasized on the prominent role played by civil society organizations in providing services to the most vulnerable groups, as well as in dealing with victims of trafficking. Highlighting, their duties in raising awareness of the crime and its forms, as well as providing protection and care services for the victims and creating opportunities for them to facilitate their reintegration into the society to avoid their exploitation once more.

In the same context, Counselor Mohamed Al-Kammary, the legal advisor to the Minister of Social Solidarity, stressed on the pivotal role played by defense and social welfare institution specialists in preventing and combating the crime of trafficking, discovering its indicators and reporting any suspicion of such crime.

Also, Carlos Oliver Cruz - IOM Egypt Chief of Mission, expressed his gratitude and excitement about the participation of various civil society organizations to this workshop, which aims to strengthen capacities of potential trainers on defining trafficking in persons, national and international legal frameworks, providing services and protection to victims of trafficking, and how to respond to the needs of victims and prevent crime from occurring.

The two rounds of ToT contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 3 "Good Health and Wellbeing”, Goal 8 “Decent Work and Economic Growth”, Goal 10 “Reduced Inequalities”. They also come in line with the objectives of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), Objective 10 “Prevent, combat and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of international migration” and Objective 7 “Address and reduce vulnerabilities in migration”.


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