Cablegate: Mozambique: Fy2008 Esf Tip Project

DE RUEHTO #0133/01 0431313
R 121313Z FEB 08





E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: STATE 28157

1. Post proposes the following anti-trafficking
in persons projects in response to reftel:

A) Name of Applicant: International Office for
Migration - Mozambique

B) Requested Funding: $323,518

C) Project Title: Capacity Building for Law
Enforcement and Service Providers in Mozambique

D) Project Duration: One year

E) Proposal Abstract: This project is an
extension of IOM's ongoing regional Southern
African Counter-Trafficking Assistance Programme
(SACTAP) and intends to address the problem of
trafficking in persons by building the capacity
of the law enforcement officials, Mozambique's
civil society including faith-based organizations
to more effectively combat this phenomenon. This
project will train and certify as many as 40 law
enforcement trainers and 40 civil society
trainers in five provinces (Maputo Gaza, Manica,
Tete and Nampula). The project will also raise
awareness to more than 400 law enforcement
officials and 400 civil society members.

At the conclusion of this project and in light of
the imminent passing of an anti-trafficking law,
the Government of Mozambique, particularly law
enforcement officials, will be positioned to lead
the fight against human trafficking at the
national level, and be able partner with the
civil society in promoting prevention,
protection, and prosecution objectives within the
SADC region. The Ministries of Interior, Justice,
Health, and for Women and Social Welfare will be
indispensable partners in this project.

F) Post comments: This is an excellent, well
written proposal that gets to the root of one of
the more challenging issues Q the lack of
knowledge about trafficking in persons by law
enforcement officials. IOM has a good presence in
Mozambique and post has a positive relationship
with the organization.

2. A) Name of Applicant: Southern African Network
against Trafficking and Abuse of Children

B) Total Requested Funding: $499,065

C) Project Title: Together Against Trafficking
and Abuse of Children (regional project)

D) Project Duration: Two years

E) Proposal Abstract: The project builds on
existing anti-child trafficking initiatives
carried out by SANTAC and its partners in 8 of 14
SADC countries. Projects aim at enhancing and
extending networking, coordination to implement
strategic regional plans to prevent children at
risk from being trafficked and protect victims
from a human and child rights perspective.
Activities will include: capacity building and
regional networking of key public and non-state
actors; field reporting; advocacy to promote
international legislation and guidelines (UN and
regional instruments); reinforcing protection
networks; national and regional coordination.
Beneficiaries: children/communities at risk and
trafficked children. Target groups: local and
regional authorities, national law enforcement
agents, media, policy makers, UN and regional
organizations such as SADC, Southern African
Police, religious institutions, Interpol, IOM,
among others. As results the project expects the
following: a)Networking: a group of stakeholders
strengthened under a national coordination with
linkage with SANTAC secretariat in Maputo to
promote and monitor preventive activities in
source countries, and to ensure the protection of
victims in destination countries in six SADC
countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Angola, Namibia,

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Malawi, South Africa and Swaziland;
b)strengthened a platform for lobby, advocacy and
demand towards a specific legislation on TIP and
its immediate implementation before the FIFA 2010
World Cup, which will take place in South Africa.
C) Stakeholders, including religious institutions
will be capacitated to prevent and to give
concrete responses to trafficking in children
through a "rescue and restore" campaign at local,
national and regional level; d) SANTAC with its
national and grass root members constitutes a
reference source of information based on concrete
facts for advocacy actions.

F) Post thoughts: Post is very familiar with
SANTAC, which is one of the better organized NGOs
in the country. The project scope is a bit
general, but regional coordination is sorely
lacking in Southern Africa, making the work
proposed by the project very relevant. Post
understands that the project would be managed
from Mozambique, where the NGO is based, but will
be implemented as a regional project in the
countries named above.

3. A) Name of Applicant: Rede CAME

B) Requested Funding: $57,060

C) Project Title: Fighting Trafficking in Persons
in Mozambique

D) Project Duration: One year

E) Proposal Abstract: The project aims at making
communities in Mozambique more aware of
trafficking in children and more able to protect
their children, engage decision makers in
formulating policies that help children to
develop, assist the judicial system and police to
enforce the legislation, engage the media in
education campaign and mainly provide victims
with direct assistance programs.

The above-mentioned objectives will be achieved
through the implementation of the following
activities: workshops with media and civil
society members; lobbying the Parliament members,
training high ranking officials and by providing
direct assistance to victims. For this to be
turned into reality, Rede CAME will again engage
its members (20 NGOs) in different task forces
composed of different organizations with
different skills, influences, sensibilities but
with a strong commitment in pursuing the same
vision, mission and goals stated in this project.

F) Post's comments: Red CAME has an impressive
network of established partners to work with,
including a shelter for victims, women's rights
groups, judicial watchdogs, police groups, and
other anti-trafficking NGOS. This is a major
factor when considering the project's prospects
for success. Red CAME was also a major player
working with the government to draft a
comprehensive law on trafficking, and part of
this project is a follow-up: ensuring its passage
as well as country-wide dissemination. Red CAME
received DHRF funding in 2005 to disseminate
information on the child protection law and
received USAID funding in 2006 to contribute to
the draft trafficking in persons law. In both
cases post has been very impressed with the work
carried out by Red CAME.


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