IOM Azerbaijan conducts monitoring visit to a shelter for the victims of trafficking and domestic violence, individuals vulnerable to trafficking
27 April 2022
- On 27 April 2022, IOM Azerbaijan has completed a monitoring visit to the shelter of the TAMAS Regional Development Public Union (PU) located in Ganja and supported by the USAID funded Project “Counter-Trafficking in Persons Activity”.
During the last quarter, the shelter has provided assistance services to 88 women and children victims of trafficking and/or gender-based violence.
Shelter is a basic human need crucial for all survivors. It provides them security, personal safety as well as prevent them from experience further violence. Tamas PU has been a partnering with IOM Azerbaijan since 2016. It is the only shelter in Ganja region providing housing and services supporting the dignity of survivors and offering them opportunity to lead a normal life.
USAID’s Countering Trafficking in Persons Activity, implemented by IOM, assists the Government of Azerbaijan and NGOs to further improve Azerbaijan's effectiveness in preventing and combating trafficking in persons and forced labor as well as addressing gender-based violence. This includes technical and financial support to civil society organizations operating shelters that assist potential and actual victims of trafficking and forced labor.