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April 14, 2022

UNODC launches a Trafficking in Persons Handbook for Judicial Officers in South Africa

Johannesburg, 11-13 April 2022 – UNODC in collaboration with the South African Judicial Education Institute convened a Judicial Training Against Trafficking in Persons (TiP) in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 11 to 13 April, which is part of UNODC priorities in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region in enhancing
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March 24, 2022

UNODC launches a Regional Trafficking in Persons Case Digest for the Southern Africa Development Region

Johannesburg, South Africa – 22 – 23 March 2022 – UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa convened a three-day Seminar for Prosecutors from the SADC Region to share experiences on prosecuting cases of Trafficking in Persons. Up to 3 prosecutors from each of the SADC countries participated, physically and virtually. The
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November 17, 2021

UNODC Trains members of the Anti-Trafficking Inter-Ministerial Committee (ATIMC) of Zimbabwe on Combating Trafficking in Persons

Mutare, 8-11 November 2021 – UNODC, under the framework of the Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) project and in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage facilitated a four-day training workshop from the 8 – 11 November 2021 on combating Trafficking in Persons (TIP) for members of
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November 12, 2021

IOM, supported by the EU, donates medical items to support the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s COVID-19 response

  Gaborone, Botswana 12 November 2021 — Since the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 pandemic in Botswana on 30 March 2020, the Government of Botswana has implemented targeted responses to curtail the spread of the virus and minimize the socio-economic effects of the pandemic. As a way of complementing
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November 11, 2021

Birth registration drive brings Congo’s indigenous in from the shadows A campaign by the Republic of the Congo and UNHCR provides birth certificates to thousands of Congolese at risk of statelessness, including indigenous people

https://www.unhcr.org/afr/news/stories/2021/11/618b89ce4/birth-registration-drive-brings-congos-indigenous-shadows.html
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November 5, 2021

Namibia Trafficking in Persons Action Plan – stakeholder engagement

3- 4 November, Windhoek, Namibia UNODC, under the Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) Project supported the validation of the Government of Namibia Trafficking in Persons National Action Plan (2022-2026). The Action Plan development was spearheaded by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare. It is however developed
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October 30, 2021

Southern African Migration Management Project hosts Media Training for the SADC and IOC Region.

Participants at the virtual Media Training The SAMM project hosted a media training course “Promoting a positive image of migrants and recognizing their contribution to development in the SADC region from the 20th to 29th October 2021. The main objective of this course was to improve the capacity of media
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October 28, 2021

6th Ministerial Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) Maputo, Mozambique

Ministers and Senior Experts of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with representatives of IOM, partners and donors. Maputo, Mozambique, 28 October 2021.   PRESS RELEASE 6th Ministerial Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) Maputo, Mozambique Maputo, 28 October 2021 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for Southern
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October 27, 2021

Changing the Narrative on Migration: Call for Participants

Are you a journalist or media professional working on refugee issues or have a desire to do so? With nearly 80 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, and rising anti-migrant rhetoric and hate speech, it is imperative to build capacity for reporting on refugee and migration issues ethically and accurately. We
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October 15, 2021

JUDICIAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Kasane, 11-13 October 2021 – UNODC in collaboration with the Department of Defence, Justice and Security convened a Judicial Training of Trainers Against Trafficking in Persons (TiP) in Kasane, Botswana from the 11 to 13 July, which is part of UNODC priorities in the SADC Region in enhancing the capacity
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September 13, 2021

Protecting victims of Trafficking in Persons in South Africa “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way”

Pretoria, South Africa – 10 September 2021 – UNODC, under the framework of the Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) Project, and in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, belatedly marked the 2021 World Day against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) on the 10 September 2021, by donating Personal Protective
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September 2, 2021

Why is joining the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness as important today as ever in Southern Africa?

Stateless woman’s desperate battle for citizenship: Stateless mother of four, Mpho hides her tears after describing her daily ordeals in her shack in Brits, North West Province, South Africa. © UNHCR/ Hélène Caux 2020 Stateless woman’s desperate battle for citizenship: Stateless mother of four, Mpho hides her tears after describing
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