Global Migration Film Festival 2016

International Organization for Migration launched a Global Migration Film Festival between 5-18 December 2016, bookended by IOM’s 65th anniversary and International Migrants Day.
Over 80 IOM missions and regional offices worldwide screened movies that capture the beauty and challenges of migration by bringing these realities to audiences around the world. The Film Festival is a part of the UN Secretary General’s global campaign “Together” to change negative perceptions and attitudes towards migrants, and to strengthen the social contract between host countries, communities, refugees and migrants.

International Film Festival on Human Rights “Stalker”

On 14 December 2016 IOM Moscow introduced a number of short movies, which focus on migration, complexities of cultural diversity, as well as challenges of migration, such as human trafficking, discrimination and human right violations by bringing these realities to the audience and media within the International film festival “Stalker”.
The movies screening was held at the Cinema of the Central House of Journalist and was followed by the discussion within the framework of the round table: “The role of information in prevention and combating trafficking in persons”. The issues of necessity of promotion awareness-raising campaigns aimed at persons at risk of being trafficked and at the general public through education and the effective involvement of the mass media, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and community leaders with a view to discouraging the demand that fosters the exploitation of persons, especially women and children, and creation of a climate of zero tolerance towards different forms of exploitation in the modern society were highlighted by the participants during the work of the round table.

Round Table in Public Chamber

On 25 October 2016 a round table devoted to combating trafficking in persons, issues of estimation of the current legislation in this sphere in the Russian Federation was held in Moscow. The event was organized by IOM Moscow jointly with the Commission on security and cooperation with the Public Supervision Commissions of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation. Representatives of the federal state bodies, non-governmental organizations and experts took active part in the work of the round table and preparation of its final recommendations.

VIII International Scientific and Practical Conference “New trends and consequences of migration in terms geopolitical and economic crises"

On 31 October 2016 the VIII International Scientific and Practical Conference “New trends and consequences of migration in terms of geopolitical and economic crises” was held in Moscow. The event was organized by the Institute of Socio- Political Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies and Vietnamese Academy Science in the framework of the project “Migration bridges in Eurasia”.
The main subject of the discussion during the conference was devoted to the issues of international migration in the new economic and geopolitical architecture of international relations; the impact of migration on demographic and socio-economic development of the sending and receiving countries; as well as the refugee crisis.

International conference "Migration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Modern challenges, experience and innovation” in Kazan

An international conference "Migration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Modern challenges, experience and innovation” was held in Kazan on 26-27 September 2016, on the initiative of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare, the Ombudsman in the Republic of Tatarstan, Autonomous Charitable Non-profit Organization "New Century" and "AIDS Infoshare" Foundation.
The representative of IOM Moscow participated in the conference and presented an overview of the migration situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), as well as spoke about the IOM's experience in combating human trafficking in the region. In total, the conference was attended by over 300 people from 9 countries.

Cooperation with Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

On 21-22 September 2016 IOM Moscow representatives delivered two training sessions for the participants of the governmental advanced learning course "State management of migration process", organized by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). The course was aimed at improvement of skills and knowledge of the relevant governmental stakeholders.

Counter-Trafficking Training for Medical Staff

On 20 July 2016 IOM Moscow conducted a specialized training for representatives of the network of Moscow clinics – health care service providers working with migrants, including victims of trafficking.

Counter-Trafficking Training

On 12 May 2016 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.

Counter-Trafficking Training

On 20 April 2016 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”.

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