A workshop to enhance the capacities of specialists working in the shelters for victims of human trafficking

Cairo,  2 to 4 October 2022 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt trained 23 specialists working in the shelters for victims of human trafficking, including social workers, psychologists, and managers on shelter management and protection provision for victims of trafficking (VoTs).  

The workshop was conducted in coordination with the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP), the Ministry of Social Solidarity, with the participation of experts from the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM), and the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG).

The workshop included fundamental sessions on the topic, mainly the definition of human trafficking, national referral mechanism for cases of trafficking, how to deal with victims at the shelter, data management, provision of psychosocial support, aiming at enhancing the participants’ knowledge in identifying the victims’ needs, understanding their profiles, and adopting the best approach for a holistic protection and reintegration plan. The training also provided tools for staff to manage and deal with stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue.

This workshop is implemented thanks to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark through the second phase of Strengthening the Sphere of Protection for Victims of Trafficking and Vulnerable Migrants in Egypt While Preventing Irregular Migration and Human Trafficking project.