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Yes to job, no – human trafficking

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Source of Funding: Swiss - Latvian Cooperation Programme 2009-2012
Program: NGO Fund of Swiss - Latvian cooperation program

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The main aim of the Project „Yes to job, no – human trafficking” is to  inform and to educate children  and  youth,  who  are  in  risk  of  social  rejection    and  poverty,  about  the  modern  human trafficking  to  let  them  opportunity  to  choose  a  job  freely  without  becoming  a  victims  of  people who  are  involved  in  human  trafficking.  The  general  aim  is  to  fight  and  forstall  against  human trafficking and to help provide safe job seeking enviroment.

The Project duration is 12 months: from 01.01.2011. to 31.12.2011.

The collaboration partners are: NGO’s (one from Valmiera, Daugavpils and Ventspils). There is  planned  collaboration  with  orphan house „Dzeguzite‖, the state authorities (State Police, State Probation Service, State  Employment Agency),  Labor Union of  Latvia, model agencies, schools, Riga municipality institutions, NGOs.

The targer group of the Project:  children and youth who  are in risk of social rejection  and poverty:

  1. Children  and  youth  from  settlement  outside  Riga:  230(from  Latgale,  Kurzeme, Zemgale and Vidzeme).
  2. Orphans: 30 (from Aizkraukle, Zemgale);
  3. The young parents (till 25 years): 20 (from Ventspils, Kurzeme);
  4. The young unemployees and job seekers: 292 (from Riga, Latgale, Kurzeme, Zemgale, Vidzeme);
  5. Children  and  youth  who  have  been  in  the  attention  of  the  police,  young  offenders, children and youth who are in probation: 20 (from Valmiera, Vidzeme);
  6. Children and youth who have been harmed: 20(from Riga).

The activities of the Project: to make a programm for information and training; the gathering of information of authorities on the eligibility criteria of modeling field and the practical modalities to check on the spot of persons or firms who state that they are dealing with  activities in modeling field, to establish the current situation in human trafficking field in Latvia;  Informative months in Latvian  Regions  and    Riga;  individual  concultation  (legal,  psychological);  seminars,  Publication and  distribution  of  informative  materials;  national  and  international  forum  in  internet;  to  make  a video  on  the  theme  of  modern  trafficking  in  human  beings  and  combating  this  scourge;  the Closing Event of the Project.  

The results of the Project:
There is raised the public awareness about the human trafficking-to fight against this phenomenon, to promote the collaboration of the society, NGO and governmental institutions. There  are  informed  and  educated  children  and  youth,  who  are  in  risk  of  social  rejection    and poverty, to improve the quality of their life, to reduce the level of risk for them to become victims of  human  trafficking,  giving  them  opportunity  to  compete  in  job  market  with  larger  self-confidence.

Priority: Akadēmiskie pētījumi
Target group: Children,Young people
Legal status of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Region: Riga Region
Amount of Grant Awarded: 20951.82 LVL / 29 811.75 EUR
Project number: 2010.CH04/mic-107
Project Promoter: Agancy of Development „ Pieci”
Partner(s): Society "Izglītības un inovāciju attīstības centrs"; society "Psiholoģiskās palīdzības un izglītības centrs "Dzīle""; society "Ventspils bērnu un pusaudžu atbalsta centrs "Nāc līdzi!""
Start date of project: 01.01.2011.
Project finish date: 31.12.2011.
Place of implementation: Rīga, Jēkabpils, Aizkraukle, Valmiera, Ventspils, Daugavpils
Legal address: Jaunā 22-48, Jēkabpils, LV-5201
Phone: 26891826