European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings

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The IOM Handbook on Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

Document number
1233
Date
2007
Title
The IOM Handbook on Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking
Author/publisher
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
Availability
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Document type(s)
Training Material/Resources,
Keywords
Reflection period, Residency permit, Identification, Social assistance, Victim protection, Shelter, Repatriation, Empowerment, Redress, Advocacy, Civil society, NGO, Human Rights approach, Identification (of Victims) Protection, Victims of trafficking, Trafficked persons, Integration, Social Inclusion,
Summary
The Handbook summarises and systematises the experience of IOM in over ten tears anti trafficking activities. IOM recognises that each victim is unique and requires and desires different assistance. The nature of trafficking is different around the world and is ever evolving, requiring changing responses. Therefore this Handbook does not aim to provide a single methodology for the provision of assistance to victims of trafficking, but to offer suggestions and guidance. The handbook is written for all organisations providing such assistance, but especially for organisations that are just beginning to develop victim assistance programmes as it provides guidance and advice necessary to effectively deliver a full range of assistance to victims of trafficking from the point of initial contact and screening, up to the effective social reintegration of the individuals concerned.
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