Social Workers Trained on National Standards for Identifying Victims of Trafficking

30-31 March 2017, Phnom Penh – To strengthen the enforcement of the National Standard to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking, 50 social workers from 13 NGOs working with people vulnerable to human trafficking were trained on the “Forms and Procedures for Identification of Victims of Human Trafficking for Appropriate Service Provision and Minimum Standards for Protection of the Rights of Victims of Human Trafficking”.

This two-day training is supported by USAID’s Cambodia Countering Trafficking-in-Persons program implemented by Winrock International in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSAVY).

Mr. Seang Meng, the Deputy Chief of Party from Winrock International, noted that this training is crucial for social workers to better apply the same methods of identifying trafficking victims and providing services them.

H.E Toch Chany, Director General of the General Department of Technical Training at MoSVY, encouraged NGOs to support and cooperate with the government to better support human trafficking victims.

The National Standard to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking is a landmark guideline in the region.