EU Anti-Trafficking Day in Telavi, 18 October 2019

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On 18 October IOM marked the EU Anti-Trafficking Day with partners and counterparts in the town of Telavi in eastern Georgia. The event kicked off with a workshop with local stakeholders to discuss various forms of trafficking in human beings, such as children exploited in begging and strenuous labour that have recently surfaced in an IOM study of the problem. Over the past decade, the EU and IOM have been supporting the Government of Georgia in growing capacities to successfully prosecute traffickers, protect and assist victims of trafficking and prevent the crime from happening in the first place. Thanks to consistent EU support this capacity building on counter-trafficking action will continue in the years to come.