The "INAU - Institute del Nino y Adolescente" (Children and Teenagers Institute) has implemented the project "Travesía" (Crossing) to address victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation that are minors (NNA - ninos, ninas, adolescentes), with a group of professionals that travel throughout Uruguay to address and assist victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. They have assisted 42 teenagers during 2020. In 2018, INAU created the “Referentes de Vida Libre de Violencia” (Referents for a Life Fee of Violence), including technicians that support, and assist victims, with coordinated INAU programmes and paths towards citizenship. Centres providing free and comprehensive services for women that are in trafficking vulnerability situations exist in Montevideo, Canelones, San Jose, Maldonado, Rocha, Lavalleja, Florida, Melo, and Paso de los Toros, covering psychological, social and legal aspects and covering Uruguayan and foreign women that are 18 years old or older. In 2021, the Protocol for the Victims and Witnesses Unit of the Attorney General office,was created to provide guidance on the treatment of victims in situations of Trafficking with Sexual Exploitation. Another Protocol cover the issue of receiving depositions from witnesses under threat; allowing certain virtual depositions.
Source of Information
The Government of Uruguay's submission for the 2022 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Trafficking in Women and Girls