The project’s overall objective is to examine, detect, and understand the criminal activities of smuggling and trafficking persons across the UN-controlled buffer zone, also known as “Green Line”. This will enhance the sustainability of the island in an intercommunal, national and international setting by increasing awareness as to how lives and interests at stake are endangered by various illegal activities, particularly smuggling of illicit goods, smuggling of persons and human trafficking.
An ancillary objective is to enhance the ethical literacy, performance effectiveness of those in NGOs, law enforcement, legal and justice sectors who engage in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal activities across the Green Line. It is thus a capacity building research that aims at educating and spreading awareness to a variety of individuals ranging from students, to frontline workers, experts, young people and the general public through a two-way transfer of knowledge aided by ICLAIM.
The Project Team aims to:
Support will be sought from EU institutions and international organisations locally present including UNDP and UNFICYP, Embassies, the SBA Administration, the relevant services of the Republic of Cyprus, and NGOs on the ground across the divide, including Step Up Stop Slavery as facilitator.
As a social enterprise ICLAIM aims to foster social dialogue and the rule of law through education and training and enhance active citizenship through knowledge transfer activities to groups of interested parties and the wider public. We are pioneering new solutions with wider impact on socio-legal challenges, at no or a fair cost.
Step up Stop Slavery is committed to addressing the problem of human trafficking in Cyprus in a multi-disciplinary way. Its aim is to provide psychological services, legal services and community integration to survivors, as well as developing human trafficking prevention education for schools and professionals.
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On 4th July 2022, the ‘Safeguarding & Modern Slavery’ multiagency training was held at the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus campus (UCLan Cyprus) in collaboration with the SBA Customs and Immigration, supported by the British High Commission Nicosia and the Research Centre for Migration and Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) of the University of Central Lancashire. Two trainings were held in total, one targeted relevant public officials and the other targeted CSOs and other stakeholders working on anti-trafficking across the divide.
According to the EU, in 2017-2018, the Republic of Cyprus had 168 presumed and identified victims per million inhabitants, while the second highest country (the UK) had 90 presumed and identified victims per million inhabitants. More recent statistical information is unavailable, but number of human trafficking victims in Cyprus are likely to have increased since then. Its shock value notwithstanding, this statistic only provides a very general picture of the phenomenon and does not contribute towards a better understanding of the profile of the victims. Yet, any activities designed to address human trafficking, no matter how well-intentioned, are likely to remain shots in the dark – more often than not missing their target – unless we acquire a clearer idea of who are exactly the people that we are trying to protect.
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