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Strengthening Albanian anti-trafficking capacities (October 2009 – March 2013)

Project title

Strengthening Albanian anti-trafficking capacities

Donor

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Brief description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission in Albania implemented since October 2009, the project “Strengthening Albanian anti-trafficking capacities” that provided support to the Albanian authorities and the National Coalition of Anti Trafficking Shelters in their efforts to assist victims of trafficking. The project contributed to strengthen civil society’s advocacy work and to support dialogue and concerted approaches between government entities and the civil society.

The project supported efforts undertaken for ensuring a coherent, coordinated and sustainable response to human trafficking in Albania. The project had three specific goals:

  • Empower the Shelter Coalition to continue providing qualitative services to VOTs
  • Strengthen national capacities to enhance identification and assistance to VOTs
  • Advance policy and legislation implementation through strengthening the capacities of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary

Main project partners include: Ministry of Interior, and Office of the National Coordinator; Ministry of Labor Social Welfare and Equal Opportunities, and State Social Service; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; National Coalition of Anti Trafficking Shelters: composed by one State shelter and four private shelters; and other Anti trafficking stakeholders.

Target groups include: Victims of Trafficking; Potential Victims of Trafficking; National Coalition of Anti Trafficking Shelters; Government Institutions; Anti-trafficking organizations.

Project duration: October 2009 – March 2013