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From: Melanie Orhant (morhant@igc.org)
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 17:40:07 EDT


          THE WHITE HOUSE: Office of the Press Secretary -- ...

OTC 6/6/00 5:25 AM

JUN 6, 2000, M2 Communications - The Governments of the United States and
Ukraine will co-sponsor a workshop on combating trafficking in women and
children for international law enforcement officials from June 21-23, in
Kiev.
    Officials from key destination countries (Turkey, Israel, Germany,
Italy, Greece, the Netherlands) and transit countries (Czech Republic,
Poland, Albania, Hungary, Romania, Moldova) will coordinate approaches and
discuss solutions with their Ukrainian hosts for combating trafficking in
human beings.
    International organizations invited include the European Union, United
Nations, OSCE, ILO and International Organization on Migration. The U.S.
and Ukraine have worked together on a comprehensive anti-trafficking effort
since 1997. The U.S. has dedicated more than $5 million for initiatives to
advance shared goals of prevention of trafficking; protection of and
assistance for victims; and prosecution of traffickers.
    In addition to work with law enforcement officials, the United States
sponsors information campaigns to reach out to potential victims and
increase public awareness of methods used by traffickers. It also supports
Ukrainian non-governmental organizations working on trafficking prevention
and victim assistance. With USAID funding, Winrock International
established trafficking prevention centers in Lviv, Donetsk and
Dnipropetrovsk serving at-risk women through job skills training, hotlines,
counseling and referrals.
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