DAY 1: #LearnActShare – youth summer camp 2019

Youth summer camp LEARN. ACT. SHARE started on July 14, 2019. The camp united active youth from all regions of Belarus to learn more about the problem of and contribute to the fight against human trafficking.

18 active young people from all regions of Belarus, who were selected on a competitive basis, will spend 6 days (July 14-20) training on the topic of combating human trafficking and related topics such as HIV / AIDS, refugee, gender equality, children and others. Invited experts will share knowledge about useful tools for developing and implementing their own projects / initiatives. Participants are expected to develop their own projects at the end of the camp and implement them throughout the year with the support of competent public associations and UN agencies if needed.

Young people will join the alumni of the youth camp LEARN. ACT. SHARE 2017 and 2018. This means that the network of active young people who are involved in combating human trafficking and related problems in the regions of Belarus is gradually growing and their activities are acquiring large scales:
17 out of 18 participants of the last year implemented preventive events in small and regional cities. They talked about the problem of human trafficking and security measures to 2384 peers and representatives of the target audience from July 2018 to June 2019.
The first day of Youth summer camp «LEARN. ACT. SHARE» started with a brief introduction to the topic of combating human trafficking. The representatives of IOM Belarus talked about the information about:
• IOM activities;
• efforts aimed at combating modern slavery on the national and international levels;
• the National Referral Mechanism for victims of trafficking in human beings, i.e. about the cooperation of involved governmental agencies, public associations and IOM;
• safety measures on how not to get into human trafficking and hot line numbers;
• statistics on human trafficking victims;
• types of trafficking in human beings, stigma, facts & myths;
• security measures that need to be taken to avoid getting into the situation of trafficking in persons, telephone hotlines.

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