Combatting Human Trafficking in Viet Nam through through Capacity Building and Technical Assistance for the National Steering Committee and Law Enforcement Agencies

Duration: 2 years

Location: 6 provinces in Viet Nam (Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Lang Son, Quang Ninh, An Giang and Dong Thap)

This project will provide assistance to the Government of Viet Nam to implement the four components of the National Plan of Action (NPA), to mainstream victim support and assistance into the NPA, and to develop coordination, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. The project will also focus on capacity building activities for law enforcement staff, provide technical assistance to the Border Guard offices in 6 provinces, and provide legal aid for victims of trafficking. The target group for the NPA implementation is the National Steering Committee and the appointed bodies under the committee. A small fund will be provided as an incentive for innovative ideas from provincial level agencies. Capacity building activities will consist mainly of training for Border Guard officials and Police officers in six border provinces. In order to provide victims of trafficking returning from abroad with appropriate assistance and information, six Border Guard offices will be upgraded and provided with victim friendly interview rooms and other necessary equipment.