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Published on December 3rd, 2017 | by Georgia Archonti


IOM Somalia Facilitates Community Dialogue on Trafficking and Smuggling

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, conducted a training session for 34 members of the Human Trafficking Development Agency (HAKAD), the Ministry of Information, internally displaced persons (IDP) committees and local councilors on community dialogue. The sessions were conducted in Hargeisa and Mogadishu with support from the Government of Japan.

The participants were trained on basic concepts of trafficking and smuggling and facilitation of community dialogue and conversation. The youth were among those selected for the training to encourage peer-to-peer dialogue within their respective locations. Government officials in charge of conducting the community dialogue were also selected for the training. Dialogue on trafficking and smuggling enables humane and orderly migration by creating awareness on the possible outcomes and realities of irregular migration.

IOM is committed to the principle that migrants require adequate information to make informed decisions on migration. For this reason, the community dialogue focuses on grassroots and village-based interventions.

The training utilized tools and methodologies that encouraged participants to freely explain their experiences in relation to human trafficking and irregular migration. Participants utilized focus group discussions, brainstorming sessions, presentations and videos depicting possible consequences and outcomes of irregular migration.

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