Irregular Migration/Trafficking in Human Beings Irregular Migration/Trafficking in Human Beings
Completed Completed

Specific area: IMT - Irregular Migration, IMT - Trafficking in Human Beings

Duration: July 2012 - August 2016

Experts involved: Spain, Argentina, Portugal

Peru is a source, transit and destination country for men, women and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking. Several thousand persons are estimated to be subjected to conditions of forced labour within Peru, mainly in mining, logging, agriculture, brick making and domestic service. Peruvian women and girls are recruited and coerced into prostitution in nightclubs, bars and brothels in Peru’s urban areas and mining centres. The Madre de Dios province, as well as the cities of Cuzco and Lima, have been identified as some of the main destinations for Peruvian sex trafficking victims.

The Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs request support to strengthen the Government response to the human trafficking challenge in line with the objectives of the National Action Plan on THB.  The MIEUX team met with different key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Interior, the Direction for Migration, the General Attorney’s office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to assess the gaps and needs in THB, especially in identification and assistance to victims.

Within this Action, the national and regional action plans on THB were assessed and discussed with the key stakeholders and the experts developed a Monitoring and Evaluation Handbook for the Action Plans. Lastly, a workshop was held on identification and assistance to victims and a study visit to meet Argentinian counterparts was also organised.