Casting light in the shadows: combating child trafficking and slavery in Vietnam
Coram International has been awarded funding from the Home Office’s Child Trafficking Protection Fund (CTPF) for a 2.5 year project that aims to help end the trafficking of children within and from Vietnam. Partnering with UNICEF Vietnam and Unicef UK, the project will carry out three streams of work:
- Comprehensive socio-legal research and the development of a series of profiles to understand how, why, where and when children are most at risk of trafficking and slavery;
- Interagency workshops involving government agencies and civil society in Vietnam, bringing different groups together to identify and strengthen prevention, identification and response mechanisms to child trafficking and slavery.
- Capacity building with government agencies and community workers to strengthen the work of those combatting child trafficking and slavery in Vietnam.
The funding enables the team and the partners, to acquire the much needed research-based evidence about the driving forces, patterns, trends and factors that put many children at risk from trafficking and slavery. The aim of the project is to strengthen multi-agency coordination, prevention and response for potential and actual victims through workshops and capacity building activities.