Strengthening of Comprehensive Anti-trafficking Responses in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

#Trafficking in human beings

Armenia / Azerbaijan / Georgia
May 2009 to December 2011
ICMPD, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Implementing Agency
International Labour Organisation (ILO)


Objective: The 31-month project's main objectives were:

- To support the development of the national institutional frameworks in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to address trafficking in human beings and their practical implementation, including victim-centred research and a National Action Plan evaluation and monitoring mechanisms;
- To support the prevention of trafficking in human beings through labour market interventions and addressing potential migrants;
- To assist the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to detect, investigate and prosecute criminal activities pertinent to trafficking in human beings and to improve identification, referral, protection and assistance including reintegration of victims.

The main project activities included the evaluation of the current National Action Plans, the creation of a system to collect and monitor trafficking-related data, the development and improvement of national referral mechanisms, awareness raising and training for various target groups, including prospective migrants, representatives from NGOs, employment agencies and law enforcement.