The Government of Greece supports programs of developmental assistance and cooperation in the countries of origin of victims of trafficking in persons, financed by the General Directorate of International Development Cooperation (Y.D.A.S.) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including:
a. The program "Education - Social Exclusion- Prostitution- Migration" which was completed in Albania, Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia, with a total budget of 150,000 euro, in partnership with the Hellenic Association for Family Planning and IPPF. The program aimed at confronting the problems of social exclusion of women in those countries, unemployment, sexual exploitation and (forced) prostitution related to migration. The Research Centre for Gender Equality (Κ.Ε.TH.Ι.) undertook the economic and technical coordination of the program under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality. A pilot seminar titled "Train the trainers" took place in Athens with the participation of representatives from all beneficiary countries and educational seminars took place in Albania, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine with the local branches of IPPF.
b. The Research Centre for Gender Equality (K.E.TH.I.) program "Supporting regional policies against illegal trafficking in women" in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Serbia (Kosovo), which has a total budget of 100,000 euro, aims at confronting trafficking through strengthening women victims, sensitizing public opinion and educating responsible agencies which deal with the assistance and protection of women victims. In September 2006 a meeting took place in Athens for "Train the trainers" personnel who will participate in the educational sensitization campaign in the above areas.
c. The program "Actions for the prevention and support of victims of trafficking in human beings" has begun being implemented by the K.E.TH.I. in Albania, at a total budget of 220,000 euro, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The subject of the program is the prevention of the phenomenon of trafficking in Albania, primarily through education actions in schools, as well as psychological and social support of victims, through the reinforcement of existing local IOM support structures.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Greece to the questionnaire on Beijing +15, 2009