Following their training, ABA ROLI helped two of the community leaders organize an awareness-raising training on human trafficking in Mingachevir. A total of 29 people, including 13 women, attended the training, which utilized interactive teaching methods including ice-breakers, brainstorming, small-group discussions and role-playing. In the role-playing games, smaller groups of trainees read about and then demonstrated to the larger group the different strategies human traffickers employ to recruit victims. They acted out several scenarios, such as offering a young woman an opportunity to model in a foreign country, offering an unemployed man an attractive employment opportunity abroad and exchanging money for a bride. The trainees said that the fact that their trainers were local and understood how human trafficking impacted their respective regions made the training more relevant to them.
ABA ROLI’s Anti-Human Trafficking Education and Advocacy Initiative in Azerbaijan is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
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