UNDAP social protection

Capacity Building and Technical Assistance to the Anti-Trafficking Committee

As the Technical Advisor to the Anti-Trafficking Committee under the Ministry of Home Affairs to execute its mandate effectively. IOM supported the Committee to develop Regulations for the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act 2008. The Regulations under the Act were launched in August 2015 after being officially gazetted in on 30 January 2015. The launch event was a celebration of Tanzania having reached a major milestone, adopting the legal provisions necessary to translate the law against trafficking into actual measures on the ground.  These tools were developed through a series of successful coordination meetings between the government and other counter-trafficking actors. 

 Direct Assistance to Victims of Trafficking

IOM Tanzania works in partnership with local NGOs to provide assistance to child victims of trafficking. Such NGOs include: Daughters of Mary Immaculate and the National Organization for Legal Assistance (in Dar es Salaam), Wotesawa Young Domestic Workers Organization (in Mwanza) and Faraja Vocational Training Centre (in Arusha). The assistance provided includes shelter, psychosocial counseling, medical care, legal assistance, vocational training and/or income generating activities and family reunification. A database hosted by IOM Tanzania records data on each case of human trafficking as reported by the partner NGOs on a monthly basis. With full respect for the confidentiality of all personal data, the database is used as an indicator of trafficking trends in the regions where the NGOs are located.

Training of Trainers on Child Trafficking and Delivery of Assistance Services to Victims

IOM is firmly committed to the promotion, protection and realization of the rights of each victim of trafficking.  IOM in coordination with the Civil Society Organizations working on trafficking in persons issues developed a Civil Society Manual for the operationalization of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act,2008, the manual has been translated into Kiswahili for easy reference.

Mapping of Service Providers and Referral Networks

The Directory of Service Providers for Victims of Trafficking in Persons (TiP) in Tanzania was launched in August 2013. The Directory provides brief descriptions and contact details of government agencies, civil society organizations and international organizations in all regions of Tanzania which can provide assistance to victims of trafficking. It is a practical tool to strengthen the country’s referral mechanism for victims and improve coordination among service providers.  The Directory was also translated into Kiswahili for easy reference.