Armenians and Ukrainians Meet to Exchange Knowledge on Combatting Human Trafficking
Friday, July 14, 2006 10:23 AM

YEREVAN, 14 July 2006 - Representatives of Armenian non-governmental organizations Hope and Help and Democracy Today, the Ministry of Labour and Social Issues and the police participated in a study tour to Odessa, organized by the OSCE Office in Yerevan and the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine.

The purpose of the trip was to exchange experience with NGOs providing assistance to trafficked victims and state units dealing with combating trafficking in Ukraine.

"In recent years, Ukrainian anti-trafficking actors have acquired a lot of experience which can be useful for the Armenian side," said Blanka Hancilova, Democratization Programme Manager at the OSCE Office in Yerevan.

"This study tour was a unique opportunity for the representatives of the two Armenian NGOs and government representatives to learn about the work of their Ukrainian colleagues. We hope that this knowledge will help further improve the conceptual and practical approaches of Armenian anti-trafficking units."

Published in: "OSCE Offices Co-organize Study Tour for Armenian Group on Fighting Human Trafficking," Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, 14 July 2006.