The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022

The Bali Process Virtual Training Workshop on Identifying and Protecting Victims of Trafficking in Persons

On Wednesday, 06 April, the RSO – in partnership with the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) – delivered a Virtual Training Workshop on Identifying and Protecting Victims of Trafficking in Persons.

The workshop was delivered through JCLEC’s Online Delivery Model (ODM) using the Zoom platform, connecting the RSO with 16 law enforcement and immigration officials from Indonesia and Malaysia.

Three sessions were covered in the workshop: Understanding Trafficking Victim Identification, Trafficking Victim Protection and Support, and Challenges Relating to Identification and Protection of Trafficking Victims. This workshop focused on increasing participant understanding on trafficking victim identification and protection in practice; why identification, protection and support is important in supporting victim recovery and reintegration; and the structural and institutional barriers faced by practitioners and how to address them.

Throughout the workshop, participants were given opportunities to ask questions and share their experiences and thoughts on what they considered to be key issues and challenges in trafficking victim identification and protection. The RSO greatly values the engagement from participants and will use the information gained as a basis for additional workshops in the future.

This virtual workshop was delivered within the framework of the Practitioner Guides on Trafficking Victim Identification and Victim Protection and Support which were developed by the NEXUS Institute in partnership with the RSO. These practitioner guides are part of the Practitioner Guide Series on Improving the Protection of Trafficking Victims. Two additional guides on the Recovery and Reintegration of Trafficking Victims and the Special and Additional Measures for Child Trafficking Victims have also been published as part of this series.

The RSO would like to thank General Aby Nursentyanto (INP Executive Director of JCLEC), Federal Agent Greg Davis (AFP Executive Director of Programs of JCLEC), and all participants who were in attendance for participating in this workshop.

The RSO would also like to the JCLEC staff and interpreters for all their hard work in facilitating and ensuring the success of this workshop which has brought Indonesia, Malaysia and the RSO closer to our shared goal of combating people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime.