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Cablegate: 2008 G/Tip Incle and Esf Funding Proposals: Taiwan

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8103
INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING PRIORITY 7826
RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK PRIORITY 4068
RUEHHI/AMEMBASSY HANOI PRIORITY 3520
RUEHJA/AMEMBASSY JAKARTA PRIORITY 4263
RUEHML/AMEMBASSY MANILA PRIORITY 0357
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RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO PRIORITY 9580
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RUEHGZ/AMCONSUL GUANGZHOU PRIORITY 0934
RUEHHK/AMCONSUL HONG KONG PRIORITY 9089
RUEHGH/AMCONSUL SHANGHAI PRIORITY 1750
RUEHSH/AMCONSUL SHENYANG PRIORITY 6355
RUEHHM/AMCONSUL HO CHI MINH CITY PRIORITY 0198
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

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SUBJECT: 2008 G/TIP INCLE AND ESF FUNDING PROPOSALS: TAIWAN

1. Summary: Per G/TIP instructions, AIT submits five
trafficking in persons project proposals for ESF and INCLE
funding. One proposal is from a Taiwan university, three
proposals are submitted by Taiwan non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), and one proposal is submitted by the
Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial
Development, Assistance and Training (DOJ/OPDAT). The
proposals have been ranked according to AIT funding
preferences. Post will email to G/TIP the full proposals for
the projects listed below. End Summary.

2. Proposal 1: Training for Taiwan TIP Prosecutors

(A) Applicant Name: Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of
Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training
(OPDAT)

(B) Funding Requested: $228,748

(C) Project Title: Intermittent Legal Advisor position in
Taipei

(D) Project Duration: Three-month startup, intermittent
follow-up visits.

(E) Proposal Abstract: Current Taiwan laws are particularly
insensitive in treating trafficking victims and witnesses.
There is poor cooperation between local law enforcement and
NGOs. TIP victims are often unwilling to cooperate with
government officials, and without their testimony,
traffickers often receive light sentences. DOJ/OPDAT
proposes to post an Intermittent Legal Advisor (ILA) to
Taipei on a TDY basis, for up to 3 months, to implement a
package of TIP programs that would include specialized
support to the Taipei High Court prosecution unit and locally
designated prosecutors, training for local prosecutors with
emphasis on treatment of victims and witnesses in TIP cases
and encouraging greater cooperation by prosecutors with NGOs,
with the goal of increasing sentences rendered in TIP cases.
The ILA would be a highly qualified current federal
prosecutor, selected from the ranks of DOJ's most experienced
anti-TIP attorneys.

3. Proposal 2: Increasing Access to Migrant Services for
Indonesian Migrant Workers

(A) Applicant Name: International Catholic Migration
Commission (ICMC)

(B) Funding Requested: $499,869

(C) Project Title: Increasing Access to Migrant Services for
Indonesian Migrant Workers in Taiwan

(D) Project Duration: 15 months

(E) Proposal Abstract: ICMC proposes a three-part project to
improve access to shelter, legal assistance, counseling, and
medical services for Taiwan's large population of Indonesian
foreign workers. Part One: ICMC will compile an island-wide
directory of service providers for migrant workers, to be
disseminated by government offices, NGOs, places of worship,
and other facilities. ICMC will conduct "sensitization
workshops" for Muslim religious leaders and Indonesian
migrant worker associations to encourage their increased
assistance to Indonesian workers, especially TIP victims.
ICMC will host formal dialogues between Muslim religious
leaders and existing migrant worker service providers to
increase cooperation and to foster service referrals. Part
Two: ICMC will enhance the capacities of three different
service providers through training and small grants. ICMC
will arrange for counseling, shelter management, and legal
assistance experts to conduct training workshops for the
designated service providers, each of which will also receive
approximately $25,000, to be used to hire Indonesian-speaking
Muslim women as outreach workers, and to defray TIP victims'

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legal assistance and repatriation expenses. Part Three: To
encourage the Indonesian government to more effectively
engage with the Taiwan government, ICMC will collaborate with
the Indonesian Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Taiwan
NGOs to document and report the challenges faced by
Indonesians working in Taiwan.

4. Proposal 3: Multidisciplinary Community Response Model

(A) Applicant Name: Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation (TWRF)

(B) Funding Requested: $98,422

(C) Project Title: Establishment of a Multidisciplinary
Community Response Model

(D) Project Duration: One year

(E) Proposal Abstract: To organize a one year research
project aimed at building a multidisciplinary community to
focus on the prevention of human trafficking, protection of
trafficking victims and prosecution of traffickers. The
process will begin at a local level with the establishment of
a community task force. This task force should incorporate
policymakers, law enforcement, and NGOs. The task force will
implement awareness-raising activities and training programs
for local law enforcement officials, NGOs and other potential
service providers. The goal is to improve knowledge of
victim identification and to build partnership to enhance
coordination and cooperation among the different sectors
involved. The TWRF will serve as the community-based
advocate to coordinate training programs targeting law
enforcement officials and potential service providers. TWRF
will also conduct surveys of local law enforcement officials,
NGOs, and other service providers to determine the adequacy
of resources currently available to trafficking victims,
obstacles to adequate care, and recommendations for
improvement.

5. Proposal 4: Coordinated Victim Protection Program
Conference

(A) Applicant Name: Garden of Hope Foundation (GOH)

(B) Funding Requested: $100,955.40

(C) Project Title: Combating Human Trafficking Through a
Coordinated Victim Protection Program;

(D) Project Duration: 8 months

(E) Proposal Abstract: GOH proposes a three-day training
conference to help government officials, law enforcement
agencies, prosecutors, and NGOs develop an integrated
protection system for trafficking victims, including shelter,
medical care, legal aid, social welfare services and
immigration services. After the conference, GOH will publish
a report on the current state of protections for TIP victims
in Taiwan. GOH will also publish a handbook, written by
conference trainers, aimed at overcoming the difficulties
associated with the establishment of an integrated protection
system for TIP victims.

6. (U) Proposal 5: Local and International Team Building

(A) Applicant Name: Department of Political Science and
Graduate Institute, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

(B) Funding Requested: $100,550

(C) Project Title: International Cooperation on Combating TIP
- A Team Building Perspective

(D) Project Duration: One year

(E) Proposal Abstract: Taiwan has difficulty fostering

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international cooperation because it lacks formal diplomatic
relationships. Cooperation with labor source country
governments is also limited by language, distance, and
networking difficulties. NCKU proposes improving
cross-border anti-TIP cooperation by building teams of TIP
experts from Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia,
Thailand, and if possible, China. These teams (including
police, immigration officers, prosecutors, and academics)
will conduct research, and will meet in Taiwan and in the
aforementioned labor source countries to discuss and
formulate mechanisms to improve cross-border cooperation
between government agencies, NGOs, and other entities
involved in combating TIP. The expert teams will also
generate training programs and materials for law enforcement
officials in Taiwan and other participating countries. These
meetings will culminate in an international conference to be
held in Taiwan.
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