Fighting Trafficking Together – Bali

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FUNDING STATUS

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$13,600 $23,600
Project Code: IDN-DKB-FTT-P01

Overview:

Our partner’s aim is to represent and strengthen a growing coalition of organisations and residents who are committed to combating sex trafficking in Indonesia. This project will help to expand their capacity through the provision of inexpensive coalition-requested trainings for anti-trafficking organisations across the country and SE Asia generally. Key components of the project will be the running of two specialised training courses and the appointment of an Indonesian program director responsible for coordinating training logistics, translating resources and facilitating coalition meetings and inter-organisational relationships.

What we like about it:

Our partner has strong linkages with international experts in the field as well as Indonesians with knowledge and insight into local institutions, agencies and cultural sensitivities. However, coalition strengthening is crucial for a coordinated and effective anti-trafficking offence. Our partners are driven by the needs and requests of grass-root Indonesian organisations who want access to comprehensive and reputable training curricula.

Budget: Total budget required for one year is $23,600.

The Need:

Bali is one of the more prosperous islands in Indonesia but tourism has increased the vulnerability of the poor to trafficking. It is estimated that between 40,000-70,000 Indonesian children are victims of prostitution and trafficking, and a significant percentage of those children are found in Bali. Local anti-trafficking organisations working for the prevention, rescue and restoration of trafficked children in Bali and throughout Indonesia have been constrained by the lack of quality, affordable resources and training programs available in Indonesian and tailored specifically to their needs. There is also a need to strengthen and facilitate relationships between the organisations to enhance information sharing and to better coordinate anti-trafficking efforts.

Life Change:

  • Competent and well trained staff are able to more effectively address the challenges posed by the trafficking industry and provide support and care for children affected.
  • A stronger coalition of anti-trafficking organisations will lead to improved and more widespread prevention measures and more consistent care for those recovering from trafficking trauma.
  • A safer environment for children and increased access to support services for children trapped in sex slavery.

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