news 18 .02.17

The problem of human trafficking remains a burning issue in Ukraine. According to the information provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) over the past 20 years, more than 160,000 Ukrainians have suffered from human trafficking. Since the beginning of the conflict in the east of the country, the rates of detection of the victims are increasing. According to a study conducted by IOM in summer of 2017, every 5th resident of Ukraine could potentially fall into the situation of human trafficking.

In 2016, the Government of Ukraine approved the State Program for Combating with Human Trafficking. The program will be implemented until 2020. Implementation of the program of educational activities "Personal Dignity. Safety of life. Civic Position" is also planned within this program. "Personal Dignity. Safety of life. Civic Position" was developed by the Child Well-Being Fund Ukraine in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration in Ukraine for students from 7 to 11 classes of general education institutions and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Over the past three years in the framework of the project “Implementation of counter-trafficking educational programme into the curricula of post-graduate education of teachers” implemented in partnership with International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the financial support of Global Affairs Canada and with the assistance of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, 144 teachers and methodologists of institutes of postgraduate pedagogical education, educational-methodical centers, rayon / city methodical centers, centers of vocational education have been trained.

Thus in each region of Ukraine there is a team of specialists who, within the framework of their official duties, conduct training of the teachers on implementation of the program "Personal Dignity. Safety of life. Civic Position" in secondary schools, boarding schools and vocational schools.