Representatives of NGO Atina participated in a CEDEM and MWL training on combating human trafficking

Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and the Montenegrin Women's Lobby (MWL) organized a training for representatives of institutions, non-governmental organizations and the media, within the framework of the project “Let’s build sustainable anti-trafficking efforts in Montenegro!”, in Becici on December 12/13, 2016.

Representatives of NGO Atina, Marija Cvejic and Jelena Hrnjak, gave their contribution by sharing their experience from Serbia with the participants, especially trends in the field of identification and protection of victims of human trafficking. This experience was very important for the participants from Montenegro bearing in mind similarities in social and political spheres affecting the economic development, which is contributing to increment of poverty and social exclusion - the main triggers of human trafficking.

The project, which is supported by Canadian Embassy in Belgrade, aims to contribute to strengthening the capacity to identify victims of human trafficking, and improving the coordination and cooperation between key stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking. The training aimed to strengthen the capacities of key institutions - signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding - for a better identification and treatment of the victims of human trafficking, especially minors who enjoy special protection. The training brought together about 20 representatives of institutions, non-governmental organizations and the media.