Health and social workers to get tools to help victims of trafficking


Date Publish: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A picnic to launch the start of the Hoiku-project.Today IOM Finland is launching a new project aimed at giving health and social workers better tools to identify and help victims of trafficking. The launch meeting was held as a picnic in Tähtitorninmäenpuisto in Helsinki, with the expert group of the project.

During the first phase the aim is for the group of experts to develop the tools to be used. The second phase will consist  of training to enhance the awareness of the trafficking in human beings as a phenomenon and how to use the tools to identify and help victims of trafficking in the areas of health care and social work.

Human trafficking can have very severe consequences for the physical and mental health of the victims.

The projects in done with funding from STEA, the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations​ in Finland.

​More on this project (in Finnish):  http://iom.fi/en/node/112​