Project type: Counter Trafficking (CT)
Geographical coverage: Albania
Executing agency: IOM Tirana
Beneficiaries:The National Coalition of Anti-trafficking in Albania (NCATS) and shelters of domestic violence (DV), victims of trafficking (VOTs), victims of domestic violence, in Albania; Office of National Coordinator for the Fight against Trafficking in Human beings; Government Institutions assisting VOTs and victims of domestic violence in reintegration process including local stakeholders.
Partner(s): UN Women, UNDP, NCATS Coalition, DV shelters and Ministry of Internal Affairs in Albania/ Office of National Coordinator for the Fight against Trafficking in Human beings.
Duration: July 2014- December 2015
This project is an integral part of the programme “Preventing and addressing violence against women and girls in Albania, Mexico and Timor Leste” funded by the European Union under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), and implemented by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The overall objective of the project is therefore to promote the economic empowerment of women victims of trafficking and domestic violence in Albania. It will do so by:
1. Increasing knowledge and skills on business start-up and income generating activities, as well as by supporting business start-up initiatives.
2. The capacities of the national shelters for victims of trafficking and of domestic violence in Albania to support economic empowerment of victims will be enhanced through capacity building actions such as training and provision of equipment. Best examples of successful reintegration of Victims of Trafficking (VOTs) in particular will be evidenced and promoted in national media as to encourage public action in support of VOTs reintegration.
3. The project will contribute to the process of drafting a national multi-sectorial Action Plan for the socio-economic integration and reintegration of women victims of trafficking in Albania for endorsement by the Government.
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