Assistance for Support for Victims in Human Trafficking in the Philippines

May 26, 2003

  1. On May 26 (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend a total of 243,960-dollar assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the "Support for Victims/Witnesses of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Philippines" project to be implemented by the Center for International Crime Prevention (CICP).

  2. The objective of this project is to make support services available to victims/ witnesses of human trafficking and to support structures for prevention of re-victimization and for re-integration of victims into the community in the Philippines, where trafficking in women and minors is recognized as one of the most serious problems. Activities include establishing rehabilitation centers that assist victims in restoration of physical and mental well-being, provision of vocational training to victims, and support of victims/witnesses of trafficking during criminal justice processes.

  3. This project is expected to improve protection of the human rights of victims of trafficking as well as to provide efficient investigation and prosecution to prevent further potential victimization.

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