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Enhancing capacity to address trafficking in especially children from a human rights perspective in South-east Asia, South-east Europe and Latin America

2010-01-12

Since March 2007, Terre des hommes is implementing a three-year counter-child trafficking global project cofinanced by the European Commission: "Enhancing capacity to address trafficking in especially children from a human rights perspective in South-east Asia, South-east Europe and Latin America". The lead agency is Terre des hommes Netherlands.
In South-east Europe, the areas of intervention are: Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo Province. The three implementing partners are:

  • The Centre for Integrated Legal Services and Practices (Albania),
  • Open Gate La Strada Macedonia and
  • The centre for Protection of Victims and Prevention of Trafficking in human beings (Kosovo).

The coordination of the project in South-east Europe is the Regional Child Protection Project of "Tdh – Child Relief", based in Budapest, Hungary.


Overall objective: "To contribute to the development of effective policies and practices against trafficking in especially children, safeguarding and promoting the rights of boys and girls."
Specific objective: "Capacity of target groups is enhanced to address trafficking in especially children from a human rights perspective, in relation to the prevention of trafficking and protection of trafficked children."
Targets of the project in SEE:
1 – Collaboration between NGOs and media:

  • Analysis of media coverage
  • Networking of NGOs and media at national and regional level
    2 – Collaboration between NGOs in advocacy:

  • Enhancement of collaboration at national level
  • Collaboration at the regional level
    3 – Increasing authorities intervention:

  • Child rights perspective
  • Unicef guidelines
    Four Expected results:



First: Thanks to sensitization campaigns and training provided by the project, cooperation between media and stakeholders active against trafficking is increased and information on this issue is both improved from a child rights perspective and able to raise awareness and mobilize the general public;
Second: Local communities are aware and child protection networks are strengthened and mobilized on child trafficking prevention and protection of victims of trafficking from a human rights perspective;
Third: Regional Guidelines and human rights standards for the treatment of trafficked persons are institutionalized in the beneficiary countries thanks to the commitment of government institutions, NGOs and service providers to their implementation;
Fourth: Inter-institutional alliances established within target regions and active networking between project's partners enable the replication of successful strategies and actions to address trafficking;
Target groups:
  • Civil society representatives
  • Local community members, including children
  • Decision-makers in local and national government structure and government service providers
    Final beneficiaries:

  • Children at risk, their families and communities
  • Trafficked boys and girls