Officials of the US State Department, the Romanian Government and the IJM, at the launch of a new Trafficking in Persons Project, Romania, November 2020.
RENATE members at the International Justice Mission (IJM) send us news of the launch of a key programme in Romania, 11 November 2020.
In conjunction with the US Department of State and the Romanian Government, IJM launched a new Trafficking in Persons Project in Romania. The work will support the Romanian National Action Plan and JTIP Office recommendations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) guidance to:
- Support a number of systematized, victim-centred human trafficking investigations and prosecutions by members of law enforcement and prosecutors
- Raise awareness and provide educational information on human trafficking issues and risk factors to a target population
- Improve comprehensive services for identified victims of trafficking.
Romania consistently ranks in the top three European countries for the highest number of identified victims of trafficking each year, and this program will support the government’s National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Activities include developing survivor-informed processes and systems within the justice system to deter traffickers and decrease violence.