IOM and Partners Share Experience and Best Practices on Reintegration Assistance for Trafficked Persons in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, 26 April 2022 – IOM Viet Nam, in collaboration with the Department of Social Vice Prevention (DSVP), organized a multi-stakeholder workshop to discuss operational experience, different models and the best practices to support migrants in vulnerable situations.
With participation of Government agencies, international organizations and civil society organizations, the workshop provided an opportunity for all stakeholders to share their experience and lessons learned, to better address the complex needs of Vietnamese returned migrants, especially the trafficked and exploited persons in vulnerable situations, for their sustainable reintegration in communities.
At the workshop, partners shared their experience in different areas of expertise, ranging from rescue and repatriation, referral of trafficking cases, shelter and direct assistance for returned survivors, support through peer groups, as well as psychological, economic and socio-economic support for sustainable re-integration. Furthermore, participants identified potential cooperation measures in order to reinforce the strength and capacities of each partner organization and enhance the referral mechanism and coordination among partners, towards providing comprehensive and sustainable support for returned survivors of trafficking.
The workshop participants also paid a visit to the One Stop-Service Office (OSSO) and the Peace House counselling office under the Centre for Women and Development in Ha Noi. These are two prominent models of supporting returned migrant women and gender-based violence survivors, operated under the Vietnamese Women’s Union.
The workshop falls under the scope of the project "Tackling Modern Slavery from Viet Nam: Enhancing Behaviour Change Communication and Assistance Services", implemented by IOM with support from the UK Government.