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European Resource Center

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) organised a two-day Conference within the project „Enhancing Counter Trafficking Crisis in the Western Balkans“, taking place in hotel Avaria in Budva, Montenegro on September 19-20, 2017. The main goal of the Conference was presenting good practices and exchange of experiences on culturally sensitive protection/treatment of victims of trafficking in human beings in mixed migration flows.

On the first day of the Conference, the participants, amongst whom Amela Efendic on behalf of the International Forum of Solidarity EMMAUS, were introduced, approaches and experiences were exchanged (tour de table) and activities of the Project were presented by the project coordinator.

Following that, two presentations were held, one on victim centred approach, rights and needs of the victim of trafficking in human beings and other, on the topic of awareness of the impact of the trauma on the victim's attitude towards support and support providers.

After a coffee break, the NGO Atinas' experience on trafficking in human beings in the context of refugee and migration was shared with the participants and a victim centered approach regarding assisting humans in migration, as well as practical experiences regarding victims' experiences before, during and after the trip.

In the second part of the first day of the Conference, participants have also discussed the ecosystem p0erspective of the understanding of the THB victims' traumas, on skills of establishing contacts and communications with the victims (the ones NGO Atina applies). Also, one of the topics for discussion was the language barrier and the necessity of the adequate service of interpreting the communication with the victim of trafficking in human beings.

The International Forum of Solidarity-EMMAUS will participate in the World Congress "Child Dignity in the Digital World", which begins on October 3, 2017 in Rome, Italy. The Congress is organized by the Child Protection Center of the Institute of Psychology of the Pontificial Gregorian University, one of the world's leading institutions dedicated to the fight against sexual abuse of children and adolescents, and it aims to draw international attention to online sexual abuse of children and to establish an important milestone on the way to better protection of children in our digitized society.

Read more: WORLD CONGRESS: CHILD DIGNITY IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

Convened by the Centre for Child Protection, Pontifical Gregorian University
Piazza della Pilotta 4 – Rome
3 – 6 October 2017


The World Congress on „Child Dignity in the Digital World“, hosted by The Centre for Child Protection of the Institute of Psychology of the Pontifical Gregorian University, one of the leading global institutions dedicated to the fight against sexual abuse of children and adolescents will begin on 3rd October 2017, in Rome.

Read more: WORLD CONGRESS: CHILD DIGNITY IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

Ceremony of Certification of trainers for updated police trainings in the area of prevention of violence against children by information and communication technologies, held at hotel Lavina, in Jahorina, in the period of 07.-09. and 28.-30. August 2017.



Given the need to create a curriculum for the police academy, the Ministry of Security of BiH, in cooperation with Save the Children, develops project activities with the aim of improving the knowledge of police officers regarding child abuse issues through information-communication technologies and with the aim of mapping the existing capacities for establishing effective systems for combating sexual violence on the internet and other forms of child abuse on the Internet.

In order to implement these activities, Training of Trainers (ToT) was organised and held in the period 07.-09. August 2017, at hotel Lavina, in Jahorina. The second, follow up, module / TOT is taking place on the 28.-30. August 2017, also at hotel Lavina in Jahorina, where International Forum of Solidarity EMMAUS is, once again, actively taking part in the training.

The primary objective of these modules is to improve the knowledge of officials representing a group of educated and certified persons, who would further systematically be able to improve knowledge in the given field.


UPDATED POLICE TRAINING - I MODULE

Given the need to create a curriculum for the police academy, the Ministry of Security of BiH, in cooperation with Save the Children, develops project activities with the aim of improving the knowledge of police officers regarding child abuse issues through information-communication technologies and with the aim of mapping the existing capacities for establishing effective systems for combating sexual violence on the internet and other forms of child abuse on the Internet.

In order to implement these activities, Training of Trainers (ToT) was planned and organized for the period 07. - 09. August 2017, at hotel Lavina, in Jahorina, where Amela Efendić, IFS - Emmaus Expert Advisor, EURC CEO and Manager of BiH Internet hotline for the reporting of online child abuse and exploitation, will attend. The primary objective of this module is to improve the knowledge of officials representing a group of educated and certified persons, who would further systematically be able to improve knowledge in the given field.

As part of the same activity, another module is planned to be held for 28-30. August 2017, also at hotel Lavina, in Jahorina.

 

Day 2:

On the second day of the workshop, participants have worked on real life Cyber crime case studies.

Day 2:

Case studies

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina works alongside domestic institutions to enhance the legislative and institutional framework for the prevention and prosecution of trafficking in human beings. More specifically, the Mission is a partner to the Strike Force for Combating Traficking in Human Beings and Illegal Migration.

(Reference: OSCE BiH)

"The Observers" is educational film aimed at raising awareness and preventing trafficking in human beings.

Final Conference "Achievements and Next Steps" in the project „Promoting a Victim Centered Approach in Trafficking Cases in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina“, implemented by the International Forum of Solidarity EMMAUS, supported by the Dutch Helsinki Committee, will be held on Monday, July 3rd, 2017, in the Hotel Sarajevo, Sarajevo.

The conference will be officially opened by H.E. Mr. Jurriaan Kraak, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ms. Amela Efendic, Head of the Sarajevo Office, International Solidarity Forum-EMMAUS, and will  officially begin by signing the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the Dutch Judicial Academy / Center for Training and Judicial Studies SSR) and the Center for Education of Judges and Prosecutors of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Center for Education of Judges and Prosecutors in Republika Srpska. The Memorandum will be signed by Mr. Remco van Tooren, Vice President of the Board of Directors, Dutch Judicial Academy; Mr. Arben Murtezic, Director of the Center for Education of Judges and Prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina; And Mr. Tomislav CaviC, Director of Center for Education of Judges and Prosecutors of Republika Srpska.

Exhibitors are appreciated by experts from the Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina: judges, prosecutors and human rights activists, and the conference will be attended by members of the project group of educators in the judiciary for trafficking in human beings and representatives of the State Task Force in the fight against trafficking in human beings, as well as the representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in BiH, of the Dutch Judicial Academy , of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, of the Ministry of Security of BiH / Department for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Center for Education of Judges and Prosecutors of the Federation of BiH and the Center for Education of Judges and Prosecutors of Republika Srpska, of the OSCE Mission in BiH, of IFS-EMMAUS, and other guests.

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