Counter-Trafficking

IOM’s involvement and approach to trafficking is based on its migration mandate being particularly concerned about those migrants who are, or have been, deceived or coerced into situations of economic exploitation, which occur through forced labour, forced servitude, coercion, debt bondage, or other violations of their fundamental human rights. Another concern associated to trafficking, is the migration management problems for governments of sending, transit and receiving countries. In addressing the challenges of trafficking in women and children, IOM supports programmes to assist and protect, with special emphasis, women and children who are victims of traffickers. Within the broad array of projects implemented in the area of counter trafficking in Serbia, IOM Mission in Belgrade in partnership with the national and international partners, and in close cooperation with the IOM Headquarters, has implemented numerous important initiatives.