Training Governmental and Non-Governmental Actors for Better Identification and Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking

Mali - In coordination with the Ministry of Justice and the National Committee against Trafficking in Persons (NCTIP), IOM, one of GLO.ACT three implementing partner, facilitated from 19-20 June, the first awareness raising and capacity building training on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM).

Mali's first law to combat TIP was adopted in 2012. Unfortunately, due to the security and political crisis that the country was going through at the time, this law is unknown to many governmental and non-governmental actors working in the fight against TIP. Consequently, the goal of the workshop was to address this and to provide governmental and non-governmental actors with formal training, focusing on increasing awareness and capacity for better identification and assistance to victims of human trafficking throughout Mali.

Furthermore, this training is due to be replicated in the regions of Segou, Sikasso, Kayes, Mopti, Gao. It is expected that a total of 210 people will attend these training sessions.

These trainings are dispensed by IOM and are funded by the IOM Development Fund and GLO.ACT. GLO.ACT is a joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

For more information please contact: Aminta Dicko, IOM Mali, tel: +223 9050007, email: