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Trafficking in persons is a violation against human rights. It involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person for the purpose of exploitation or forced labor, by exerting force, coercion or other means of pressure. Local governments should play a key role in preventing and combating human trafficking. CIFAL Jeju/JITC offers training for local government officials and stakeholders to equip them with the practical methods of raising public awareness on identification, protection and reintegration of victims by city-to-city cooperation and exchange of experiences.
Every year, a large number of people in the world cross borders in an irregular way. Unfortunately, this migration is often aided by smugglers or traffickers, which has brought high demands for safe migration in both public and private sectors. Mainstreaming migration into development, ensuring human rights of migrants and addressing negative perceptions for migrants and migration should be the key policy priorities for any government to achieve sustainable development. CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides various groups with an opportunity to learn multi-disciplinary approaches to protection of migrants by sharing best practices and engaging in facilitated sessions on comprehensive migration policies.
Disaster Risk Reduction
In the context of increased urbanization and global warming, the role of local governments in building resilient cities and adapting to climate change has been recognized as a critical component to sustainable development. The way a city plans and prepares for the future will impact the prospects of the city's sustainable development. CIFAL Jeju/JITC offers workshops aimed at strengthening the capacity of local governments from the Asia-Pacific region to implement the Sendai Framework for DRR and also facilitate the exchange of knowledge on how to incorporate DRR strategies into urban planning and design.

[2018 April 3-6] Enhancing a Victim-Centered Approach: Identification, Assistance and Protection of Trafficking Victims in the Asia-Pacific region 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2018.08.27

CIFAL Jeju hosts International Workshop on Human Security in Asia Pacific

Participants of the Enhancing a Victim-Centered Approach Workshop 3 – 6 April 2018, Jeju, Republic of Korea – The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Jeju (CIFAL Jeju) in partnership with the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) hosted the workshop titled “Enhancing a Victim-Centered Approach: Identification, Assistance and Protection of Trafficking Victims in the Asia-Pacific Region” in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.

The workshop brought together 25 representatives representing governments, NGOs and academic institutions from 13 countries of the Asia Pacific region including: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Vietnam.

The sessions were led by Mr. Kieran Butler from the Australian Embassy to Thailand, Ms. Nina Wu from Australia Department of Home Affairs, Ms. Hyun-young Chae from UNHCR Seoul, Ms. Hyejeong Yoo from IOM Seoul, Ms. Huong Thu Bui from Australia-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Mr. John Montilla from Kabataang Gabay sa Positibong Pamumuhay and Ms. Joyce Kim from Durebang.

Speakers and experts facilitated a dynamic discussion on topics such as identification, assistance and protection of human trafficking victims; prosecution of the traffickers in victim centered approaches; developing referral networks; monitoring and evaluation and protection checklist as well as other related topics.

Towards the end of the workshop, an action plan based on partnerships was developed by each participant. The overall presentation proved to be quite interactive and participants showed commitment to implement their respective strategies in their cities in the near future.

The last day of the workshop included a site visit to the Memorial Park which introduced the tragic historical event of Jeju and Jeju’s human security issue. At the end of the field visit, a tour of the Seong-eup Folk village and Jungmun beach took place. 

Photo 1: Participants of the Enhancing a Victim-Centered Approach Workshop during practical exercise



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