Informed Migration, Boundless Opportunities

Trafficking in Persons and Domestic Violence in the Context of Refugee Status Determination

On 5 July IOM organized a training on "Trafficking in Persons and Domestic Violence in the Context of Refugee Status Determination" for the asylum case workers of the Ministry of IDPs from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees (MRA).

The following topics were covered during this workshop: overview of Georgia’s anti-trafficking policy as delivered by the Ministry of Justice, the role of the Criminal Police and the ATIP Fund in identification and referral of victims of trafficking. IOM highlighted the international practice as concerns the identification of victims of trafficking during status determination procedures. The MRA also requested that the issue of domestic violence be included in this training, which the Human Rights Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs duly covered.

The workshop gave the participants an opportunity to share their experiences and discuss most recent trafficking cases, thus contributing to better knowledge on the plight of vulnerable migrants.

IOM will continue using the EU-funded SBMMG project to support the MRA on this and other issues of key concern.