Cablegate: Trafficking in Persons Proposals For


DE RUEHDS #0316/01 0420442
P 110442Z FEB 08





E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: A. A) 05 STATE 21324

B. B) 03 STATE 34981

1. (U) Per reftel, Post provides the following five (5) submissions
on anti-trafficking in persons project proposals for consideration
of funding from FY 2008 INCLE and ESF appropriations. Responses are
keyed to questions in paragraphs 20 and 21 of reftel. Full proposals
will be sent via e-mail.

2. (U) Post solicited proposals from applicants using the following
format. Identifying Information; Abstract; Problem Statement;
Project Goals/Objectives/Implementation Plan; Organizational
Capacity; Budget; Resumes. Five summaries provided below include the
following: Name of the applicant; Requested funding amount; Project
title; Project duration; Proposal abstract. Post assembled a team of
three USAID officers knowledgeable of TIP content and/or evaluatory
processes to assess proposals based upon objective criterion
presented per reftel. Proposal abstracts are presented in the order
in which they were rated.


3. (U) UNICEF-Ethiopia. Project title: Application to the Washington
DC Trafficking in Persons office (G/TIP) via US Embassy in Ethiopia.
Total requested funding amount: 465,621.20 USD. Indirect Costs:
30,461.20 (7%). Project duration: 2 years

Proposal abstract: This proposal is grounded on 4 principles
generated from the joint UNICEF and GoE Ministry of Labor and Social
Affairs (MOLSA) 2007 study: strengthening prevention of trafficking,
enhancing specialized service delivery, strengthening the capacity
of relevant actors, and increasing the synergies and collaboration
among service providers. The 3 main goals that the project proposes:
a) strengthening prevention of trafficking among 10,000 youth clubs,
with a specific focus on young adolescent girls. b) strengthening
the successful delivery of psychological support for addressing post
traumatic stress disorders of victims of trafficking in Addis Ababa
and enabling their social reintegration. c) promoting capacity
building and synergies among institutions and sectors working on
trafficking issues for the creation of an integrated case management
of cases of victims of trafficking. The proposal aims to raise
awareness on trafficking among the 10,000 youth associations
registered in Ethiopia; will make available to NGOs and institutions
a set of specialized services to overcome post traumatic stress
disorders experienced by victims of trafficking; and will build the
capacity of judges, prosecutors, police, medical and social sectors
on (a) developing an integrated case management of victims and (b)
evidence gathering to increase conviction of perpetrators.

For all interventions, the project intends to integrate the proposed
activities with already existing efforts. All trainings will be
inserted within relevant national training institutions' curricula
to maximize institutionalization and long lasting impact.

4. International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Title of Project: Stop Human Trafficking Now: Enhancing
Institutional Capacities and Strategies to Prosecute Human
Traffickers in Ethiopia. Total requested funding amount: USD
269,766. Indirect costs 12,846 USD, (5%). Project duration: 1 year

Proposal abstract: The overall objective of the project is to
strengthen the institutional capacities and strategies of the
Ethiopian government to combat trafficking. The projects specific
objectives include capacity building training of law enforcement
officials (including investigative capacities of police as well as
the judicial understanding of judges to prosecute and convict
traffickers). The Project will seek to form task forces at the
regional level while strengthening the institutional capacities of
relevant Government bodies. IOM will continue to assist the
Ethiopian Government in developing at Federal and Regional levels a
database to collect, analyze and manage data on prosecution of
trafficking cases. Training will also be organized as part of the
mechanisms to strengthen the institutional capacities of GoE bodies
to combat trafficking. IOM will collaborate with NGOs functioning in
the regions to raise awareness of the general public. IOM will
organize a study tour to one destination country with best practices
in prosecuting cases of human trafficking.

5. International Labour Office (ILO), sub-regional office, Addis
Ababa. Project title: Combating Trafficking of Ethiopian Domestic
Workers to Middle Eastern Countries. Requested total funding amount:
415,000 USD. Total indirect costs: 70,000 USD (16%). Project
duration: 2 years

Proposal abstract: ILO plans to implement activities aimed at
combating illegal trafficking of women migrant workers. Planned
activities include: awareness-raising on the dangers of trafficking,

capacity building for the law enforcement authorities, i.e., the
judiciary, prosecutors and police officials, as well as immigration
and labor officials, and technical assistance on improving the
national anti-trafficking legislation. By the end of the project
period, relevant stakeholders will have been sensitized on the
dangers of trafficking, new legislation will be ready to be
presented to the House of Representatives (Parliament), the capacity
of law enforcement officials and the judiciary will be enhanced to
prosecute perpetrators of trafficking, and the capacity of the
Government improved in view of entering bilateral migration treaties
with receiving countries. The planned activities will be
implemented in partnership with the ILO International Training
Centre, Turin (ITC) and ILO Headquarters, as well as relevant UN
agencies, in partnership with the Ethiopian Training Centre for
Judges and Prosecutors, mainly.

6. Pathfinder International. Project title: Preventing the
Trafficking of Women and Girls in Ethiopia. Total requested funding
amount: USD 500,000 USD. Indirect Costs 53,571 USD, (12%). Project
duration: 3 years

Proposal abstract: Pathfinder proposes to build on its current Women
and Girls Empowerment Project to implement a comprehensive project
to improve awareness of trafficking at the community level,
strengthen the prosecution of those who engage in trafficking, and
improve support services for women and children who have experienced
trafficking. The project will focus on three high risk areas: Addis
Ababa, Amhara, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's
Region (SNNPR), and will support five specific objectives:
increasing community awareness about the dangers of trafficking;
building the capacity of community based organizations to prevent
trafficking; enhancing the ability of families and communities to
protect themselves, and especially their children from trafficking;
and strengthening legislative and policy actions against

Pathfinder will build upon its strong relationships, developed over
many years with government agencies, NGOs, and other members of
civil society, to implement a project to raise awareness of
trafficking among key populations in project communities, including
women and girls, community leaders, members of the judiciary, and
law enforcement officers, and economic and educational opportunities
will be increased for hundreds of women and girls who are at risk
of, or have experienced, trafficking.

7. Good Samaritans. Project title: Project proposal to prevent
in-land & cross border trafficking and improve the life of women &
young girls affected by trafficking. Requested funding amount:
289,898.19 USD. Indirect Costs=44,247 USD (15%). Project duration: 2

Proposal abstract: The Good Samaritan Association is an indigenous
NGO that strives to see women and children lead a life free from
gender based violence, ill health and trafficking. The association
works with the marginalized segments of the population, with special
focus to women and children with the goal of bringing quality life.
It seeks to: a) conduct a baseline survey to identify the root
causes of in -land and cross-border migration especially to the city
of Addis Ababa; b) select areas in international conventions for
advocacy awareness creation and promotional activities; c) solicit
advocates and expertise in the area of human rights, gender based
violence, domestic laws such as the civil and criminal codes; d)
promote constitutional rights, international conventions,
anti-trafficking activities; e) develop, print and distribute
brochures and posters on illegal trafficking; f) organize three
sessions of panel discussions on TV in two languages with
stakeholders and professionals; g) organize consultative workshops
with federal, regional officials, sector office heads, FBO's, CSO's
associations (police, justice) in Amhara and Tigray regions; h)
provide food, shelter and medical services and reunify survivors of
trafficking with the family/ parents/ guardians; i) provide skill
training and self-help income generating schemes for trafficked
victims; j) establish rehabilitation center for survivors of
trafficked victims; k) rehabilitate 50 women / girls for three
months including, counseling, medical services, reunify repatriates,
compatriots and IGA; l) conduct quarterly monitoring and project
final evaluation; m) develop, familiarize, disseminate and translate
the counselors' manual of trafficked women into local languages.


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