IOM AND THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT OF ZANZIBAR TRAIN FRONTLINE WORKERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON PREVENTION AND RESPONSE TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND OTHER FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Date Published: 
Monday, April 12, 2021
 IOM Presentation in the Training
Representative from Ministry of HSWEGC Zanzibar
Group Photo

Zanzibar: 8 – 10 April 2021

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations (UN) Migration Agency in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Social Welfare, Elders, Gender and Children of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar conducted a 3-day training for Frontline workers and Law Enforcement officers on the identification and assistance to Trafficking in Person (TiP) and other forms of Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) in Zanzibar. 

The training aimed at improving knowledge, raising awareness and strengthening coordination between Law Enforcement officers and Frontline workers.

The training is part of the IOM intervention within the current programme year of 2020/2021 which contributes to the Third Pillar of the Zanzibar Joint Programme (ZJP) i.e. Ending Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) which falls under the United Nations Assistance Development Plan II (UNDAP II) from 2016 -2021.

It is also in line with the National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children 2017-2022 in Zanzibar.

The training brought together 20 participants from different institutions and organizations in Zanzibar including participants from the Mnazi Moja Referral Hospital’s One Stop Centre – a counselling centre for survivors of violence.

The training had two main objectives:

1. to improve the knowledge and raise awareness of Frontline Workers and Law Enforcement officers on identification and assistance on Trafficking in Person 9TiP) and other forms of Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) in Zanzibar, and

2. to upgrade their skills on collaboration among key stakeholders towards protection, assistance and referral services to Victims of Trafficking (VoT) and other forms of Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC).

Participants appreciated the knowledge they have acquired from the 3-day training including the knowledge on frequency and distribution of TiP in the world and in the country. Suhaila, one of the participants from Mnazi Moja Referral Hospital’s One Stop Centre – a counselling centre for survivors of violence underlined the importance of educating the whole society on its impact.

 

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Abdalla at sabdalla@iom.int or +255 625 998 823.

Halima Sonda at hsonda@iom.int or +255 712 721 069.