Assistance for Prevention of Trafficking in Cambodia and Viet Nam

May 8, 2003

  1. On May 8 (Thursday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend a total of 1,214,464.76- dollar assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Prevention of Trafficking in Children and Women at a Community Level in Cambodia and Viet Nam" to be implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. The objective of this project is to build community capacity to prevent trafficking in children and women in a participatory manner in a total of seven localities in Cambodia and Viet Nam where trafficking is recognized as one of the most serious problems. Activities include awareness-raising on the risk and prevention of trafficking and assistance to families whose children are at risk of trafficking through rural skills training for food security and income generation.

  3. This project is expected to contribute to the elimination of the exploitation of the labor of children and women in Cambodia and Viet Nam by the development of community-based programs for the prevention of trafficking and by the improvement of livelihood through income generation activities.

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