Launch of the EU Funded Joint Programme on Human Trafficking in Zambia

On 28th September 2009, Lameck Mangani, Home affairs Minister, launched the EU funded UN Joint Programme on Human Trafficking, together with Gerry Finnegan, ILO Representative for Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Resident Representative and Andrew Choga, IOM Chief of Mission, at the ILO Zambia Office

News | 28 September 2009
The programme has two purposes: first, to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) programmes to reduce the incidence of human trafficking, and second, to build capacity amongst public officials, service providers and non-state actors to detect and respond to cases of trafficking.
The programme includes activities at national level, such as awareness-raising and capacity building, as well as targeted action in sending communities and in receiving communities within the country. These communities are located in various parts of the country, including urban and peri-urban along major transport routes, border areas and very poor rural areas with limited economic opportunities.