IOM X is the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) innovative campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop human trafficking and exploitation. The campaign leverages the power and popularity of media and technology to inspire young people and their communities to act against human trafficking, which is the buying and selling of people for the purpose of exploitation.
WHAT WE DO
IOM X produces video programs for television, online platforms and community screenings. These programs seek to educate viewers on different issues related to human trafficking and exploitation. All IOM X programs are available free-of-charge.
IOM X has a strong online presence, and uses its social media sites to engage young people on the issue of human trafficking and exploitation. Its website, IOMX.org, is optimized for online learning, storytelling and social sharing – with an aim to inspire passive online observers to become active online advocates. Website features include an IOM X eLearning module, issue-specific landing pages, a creative photo sharing platform and engaging videos. IOM X works with digital partners to develop collaborative projects that use technology to help prevent exploitation and better protect victims.
IOM X has a network of passionate young leaders across Asia Pacific. After participating in IOM X capacity building activities, these young leaders use IOM X resources and tools to hold outreach activities in their own communities.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Learn about human trafficking and exploitation by viewing IOM X videos, using the eLearning portal and downloading online resources.
Act in a way that prevents human trafficking and exploitation. For urban audiences, this means following tips provided by IOM X, such as being aware of where the goods you buy come from. For migrants and aspiring migrants, this can include memorizing helpline numbers and safeguarding travel documents.
Share information about human trafficking and exploitation with others by downloading The X-kit (an easy-to-follow guide on how to raise awareness about human trafficking) or screening one of IOM X’s free videos at a community gathering.
IOM X is produced in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and works closely with celebrities, private sector partners, government agencies, NGOs and youth groups across Asia Pacific.