HELP CENTER FOR TRAFFICKING VICTIMS WAS OPENED IN YEREVAN

PanARMENIAN.Net
07.05.2009 15:49 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Help Center for Trafficking Victims was opened in
Yerevan on May 7. At opening ceremony held in RA Ministry of Labor
and Social Issues, OSCE special representative and human trafficking
coordinator Eva Bede expressed hope that OSCE -RA collaboration
development will make the work of Help Center for Trafficking Victims
in Armenia more effective.

Help Center for Trafficking Victims was formed with the assistance of
Germany, France and Sweden. Anti-trafficking program is scheduled to
be completed till August 2010. Upon program completion Help Center
for Trafficking Victims will be integrated into the structure of RA
Ministry for Labor and Social Issues.

Memorandum of Understanding on Help Center formation was signed on
Nov. 4, 2008.

The Center aims to help anti-trafficking structures to create effective
mechanism for trafficking victims protection. The Center plans to
offer training programs for representatives of public organizations,
social services, legislative bodies, as well as human trafficking
awareness events.