IOM workshop on human trafficking


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organizes tomorrow, April 20th, at the Fronzou State Hotel in Ioannina, a daily workshop for professionals working in the domain of humanitarian aid and employees of local and public authorities.

The seminar is being implemented within the framework of the programme “Emergency Support to assist most vulnerable migrants stranded in Greece” funded by DG HOME of European Union.

Particular emphasis will be given on the diagnosis of potential victims of human trafficking, on victims of sexual and gender violence and on unaccompanied minors. Furthermore, it will be presented the national mechanisms in response to sexual and gender violence, as well as, the protocol of medical treatment for such incidents.

The workshop is expected to enhance the quality of health services given to the refugees under the current conditions by increasing the information provided and the confidence of the target population, as well as to ensure the identification of members belonging to vulnerable groups.

Speakers of the seminar will be Vasiliki Arida, psychologist at Women’s Hospitality Hostel of Municipality of Ioannina, and Chryssa Botsi, HCDCP’s physician and scientific director of PHILOS programme.