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The project aims to contribute to combating trafficking in persons in Turkmenistan, through awareness raising and capacity building activities. Within the framework of the project, IOM’s counter-trafficking activities will be focused on law enforcement cooperation and capacity building by dissemination of information and organizing training on anti-trafficking legislation as well as on the effective methods to combat the phenomenon of trafficking based on international experience and best practices. The project also proposes to organize a study tour for relevant government agencies to Turkey followed by the establishment of a network and database between these participating government agencies in Turkmenistan.
Project period: 22 September 2009 – 21 September 2011
Project Donor: International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US State department
The project aims to contribute to combating trafficking in persons in Turkmenistan, through awareness raising and capacity building activities. This project will be a follow up to a previous project financed by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, which is to be completed in November 2009. Within the framework of the new project, IOM’s counter-trafficking activities will be focused on law enforcement cooperation and capacity building by dissemination of information and organizing training on anti-trafficking legislation as well as on the effective methods to combat the phenomenon of trafficking based on international experience and best practices. The project also proposes to organize a study tour for relevant government agencies to Turkey followed by the establishment of a network and database between these participating government agencies in Turkmenistan.
IOM also will continue to assist the Government of Turkmenistan in developing the skills of law enforcement officials for effective investigation and prosecution of crimes related to human trafficking, and in establishing a training framework for relevant state authorities applying an up-to-date methodology and practical knowledge of different countries.
This project should be considered as an element of the overall IOM counter-trafficking efforts in the region. IOM’s programmatic approach intends to address three integrated, interrelated aspects of this phenomenon and consequently contribute to the efforts of the national authorities to combat trafficking in human beings within the region: awareness-raising through the dissemination of information among the law enforcement and other government authorities to further increase awareness of the basic trends of the phenomenon; capacity building by supporting law enforcement and judiciary structures through training to expand knowledge and skills; a study tour to Turkey to enhance cooperation among government officials from both countries to act more effectively against crimes of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children; and a data collection and information exchange system among the government agencies immediately involved in counter-trafficking in order to enable them to efficiently investigate trafficking cases.
These three elements are seen as crucial to combating the phenomenon of trafficking in Turkmenistan. In the Central Asian region IOM has been successful in implementing prevention, protection and prosecution oriented activities and now this new initiative in Turkmenistan will become part of this regional strategy.
This particular project will mostly focus on capacity building of law enforcement to effectively prosecute human trafficking cases.
For the effective implementation of the project in cooperation with state structures, international agencies, and law enforcement agencies, the following authorities have been identified as the main partners for the project:
The target groups of the project are the representatives of law enforcement agencies, executive and legislative bodies of the Government and the Parliament of Turkmenistan, prosecution bodies.
The NGO network is slowly expanding in Turkmenistan and thus their role as IOM partners is considered to be significant. Therefore, NGOs will be assisting IOM in achieving the overall goal of the project.
Sustainability of the project will be achieved through training relevant state officials on counter- trafficking in human beings, based on the new Law of Turkmenistan on Combating Trafficking in Persons adopted by the Parliament, and contributing to the development of a long-term working module for law enforcement authorities. The sustainability of the project will also be reinforced by the establishment of a network and database between six relevant government agencies.
IOM is particularly concerned with persons who are or have been deceived or coerced into situations of economic exploitation, which occur through forced labor, forced servitude, coercion, debt bondage, or other violations of fundamental human rights. Counter-trafficking is therefore a particularly important service area for IOM.
IOM is an intergovernmental organization with 125 member states and over 440 country missions, including sub-offices spanning the globe. IOM’s extensive geographic presence, coupled with a mandate to assist governments in migration management and to ensure the safety and well being of migrants, puts the organization in a unique and well-placed position to inform on policy, direct assistance and capacity building. One of IOM’s primary pillars of work is counter-trafficking. The Organization has appointed some 100 counter-trafficking focal points worldwide for internal information sharing, needs identification, collaboration with governments and NGOs in the field, and program implementation. Comprehensive, integrated responses aim to prevent the phenomenon, protect the victims through immediate assistance, and enable governments and agencies through technical cooperation to manage the problem themselves. In this way, IOM works to address the causes and consequences of trafficking.
IOM’s specialized services and expertise in counter-trafficking include:
IOM continues to carry out non-regional specific activities to increase the scope of knowledge on trafficking and continue victim assistance regardless of the country of origin, transit or destination. IOM has produced a field manual for researchers and practitioners on recommendations, guidelines and methodologies for research and is developing best practices for agencies providing services for victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. In addition, IOM has established a mechanism for rapid, case-by-case assistance for victims stranded outside their country of origin that require immediate protection and, when applicable, return support.
The objective of the project is to contribute to combating trafficking in persons in Turkmenistan by raising awareness and building capacity among government officials responsible for law enforcement and protection.
The following are the project purposes:
IOM Turkmenistan will design, develop, print and disseminate all printed materials among the law enforcement authorities (The State Migration Service of Turkmenistan; The Ministry of Interior; The Ministry of National Security of Turkmenistan; The State Border Guards Service; State Customs Office of Turkmenistan; Office of the Prosecutor General). Activities will include:
Specific activities will include:
Specific activities will include:
Specific activities will include:
In order to improve data collection and information exchange among the agencies immediately involved in combating trafficking cases an information exchange network will be established: