PH International

Combat Trafficking in Women

Country: Ukraine
Category: Community Development Programs


The Project Harmony Training Program to Combat Trafficking of Women in Ukraine was an intensive 12-day series of workshops and activities focused on three areas: 1) law enforcement and international legal efforts to combat trafficking; 2) public education, prevention and support networks; 3) the creation of a public-private initiative in Ukraine to combat trafficking. The program goal was to enhance participants' abilities to carry out anti-trafficking initiatives in Ukraine and contribute to international efforts in this area. A group of twenty Ukrainians comprised of government officials, social services and legal professionals and non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives took part in the program in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area and Washington, DC in July, 1998. Follow-on program initiatives with participants on this topic continued through 1999.