The handbook summarizes and systematizes IOM’s experience in direct assistance to VoTs. IOM recognizes that each victim is unique and requires and desires different assistance. As well, the nature of trafficking is different around the world and is ever evolving, requiring changing responses. Therefore, this Handbook is not meant to provide a single methodology for the provision of assistance to victims of trafficking, but to offer suggestions and guidance, based on IOM’s many years of experience. IOM hopes that it will be helpful to all organizations providing such assistance to victims, but especially for organizations who are just beginning to develop victim assistance programmes and can benefit from IOM’s experiences. This Handbook provides guidance and advice necessary to effectively deliver a full range of assistance to victims of trafficking from the point of initial contact and screening up to the effective social reintegration of the individuals concerned.
The Armenian version of the “IOM Handbook on Direct Assistance to the Victims of Trafficking” was published within the framework of the IOM’s “Solidifying Awareness on Trafficking in Persons in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia through Education” Project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
This publication has been issued without formal editing by the Publications Unit of IOM.