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Counter-Trafficking Training

 

On 12 May IOM Moscow jointly with Safe House Foundation organized the second training event on the specifics of work with victims of human trafficking for the representatives of the ROC Crisis Center for women Kitezh. This time the first part of the training was devoted to the psycho-social specifics of vulnerable groups: psychosocial traumas, social issues and consequences the victims of human trafficking might have.

 

The second part of the training was devoted to the evaluation of risks of burn out syndrome experienced by psychologists and social workers and included practical exercises and tests on determination of the participants own burn-out level, personal needs, motivation level and understanding the resources for effective work with the persons in need.

 

During the training sessions the participants received useful information and answers to the issues of providing direct assistance to beneficiaries of the Center and expressed their interest in participating in further psychological trainings.

 

 

Counter-Trafficking Training

 

On 20 April IOM Moscow conducted a training seminar for the staff of the ROC Crisis Center for women "Kitezh". The center provides different types of assistance to women, including women with children in a crisis situation.

 

The topic of the training was The specifics of work with victims of human trafficking. Provision of social, psychological and reintegration assistance to victims of trafficking.

 

During the training the participants learnt about the phenomena of trafficking of human beings, received information about identification and referral of VoTs, assisted voluntary return and reintegration of victims of trafficking, including the main difficulties connected with the return to native region, the risks of re-trafficking and monitoring of cases.

 

 

Presentation of IOM Moscow human trafficking movie

 

Presentation of IOM human trafficking movie was held on 14 April within the International film festival 8 women, dedicated to work of female movie makers, and organized by the Russian Union of Journalists and Gilde of Movie Makers.

 

The main goal of this special event, which took place on 14 April, was to reach out to a broader public and to raise awareness about profound danger of the human trafficking amongst the Russian society.

 

"4 women", a documentary film, directed by Anna Slavina, and supported by IOM Moscow, deals with the often unspeakable realities of human trafficking and modern slavery. The heroines of the movie came to Russia with the purpose to work but found themselves in the situation of modern slaver. After being rescued and going through the programme of rehabilitation, they decided to share their stories with the audience.

 

The 22 minute movie screening was followed by the discussion with the audiences. The special attention was brought to the issue of supporting of shelters facilities for victims of trafficking of human beings and the necessity to further develop of more complex referral mechanism. The audience demonstrated the real interest to the issue of prevention of human trafficking and actively participated in the discussion.

 

The necessity of maintaining visibility of the human trafficking agenda at the large scale was highly supported by guests and organizers of the festival.

 

 

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