Preparing economic alternative
While not necessarily a stand-alone intervention to 'prevent trafficking', working with partners to develop alternative or additional income generation at home for vulnerable young people and their families can help relieve the 'push' of ill-prepared migration that can result in labour and sexual exploitation in transit and at destinations.
Our ILO project has worked with Governments, Workers' and Employers' Organizations, NGOs, grassroots and marginalized communities to develop vocational training, entrepreneurial skills and spur on economic development in areas that need it most.
Helping young people develop a greater stake in their own communities does more than just provide extra income - it fosters a sense of belonging and empowerment that comes with the knowledge that one is an active participant - a stakeholder, and not simply a passive recipient.
One of the most popular practices developed by the ILO and its partners is the Village Development Fund - a micro-finance initiative with a difference!
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