Over the course of the last two weeks, a 10-day training for 20 senior-level judges, lawyers and police officers on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases has taken place at the Sudan Judicial and Legal Science Institute. The workshop, a joint venture between IOM and the Institute was held as part of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office funded project - ‘Strengthening the Capacity of the Criminal Justice System in Sudan to Address Human Trafficking’ project and follows on from the Curriculum Development Workshop held in May 2017.
IOM Delivers a Training of Trainers and Pilot Curriculum Workshop for the Sudanese Criminal Justice System
World Day against Trafficking in Persons July 2017
On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, IOM Sudan held an open door social gathering at the Migrant Resource and Response Centre (MRRC) in Khartoum. Throughout the event, the MRRC team briefed the attendees on services provided to migrants through the MRRC and the daily activities of the centre, such as Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of stranded migrants to countries of origin and medical and psychosocial support.
Empowering gum arabic local producers in Darfur
IOM Sudan in collaboration with the agricultural private sector Fair Factory for Manufacturing and Packing Organic Gum Arabic (FOGA) has conducted a comprehensive five-day Gum Arabic Workshop in East Darfur under the Cross Border Peace and Cooperation Project (CBPC) funded by the European Union (17th to 21st July). The workshop focused on empowering more than 60 small-scale producers of the popular cash crop “Acacia Gum”, as well as representatives of farmer associations and unions from four gum producing localities in East Darfur State.
IOM Sudan and UNAMID Conduct a Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Workshop in East Darfur
Over 70 participants from East Darfur state and local authorities, civil society, women’s unions, rural courts and community police engaged in a conflict prevention workshop from the 12th-16th July. The workshop was part of the Cross Border Peace and Cooperation (CBPC) Project funded by the European Union. Facilitators from the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) conducted sessions on Conflict Prevention, Peace Building, Rule of Law and Gender Analysis with segments presented by IOM on Cross Border Management.
Sudan Ministry of Interior in partnership with IOM Sudan address the modernization of Sudan VISA system in a brainstorming session
Over 40 participants from the Ministry of Interior, the National Intelligence and Security Services, the Ministry of Investment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism attended a brainstorming session focused on Online Visa Application (OVA) Systems at the Police Club. Funded under the IOM Development Fund (IDF) project “Providing Technical Support to Improve Border and Migration Management in Sudan”, this initiative meant to promote the discussion among relevant authorities on the rationalization and modernization of Sudan’s Visa system as one of the key border management challenges.
Voices from Sudan
Finding Peace and a Place to Talk- the Story of a Victim of Trafficking
“When organizations try to help people like us, they think that all we need is food and shelter, but what I found in the MRRC is a place to talk. A place where I can finally tell someone about the terrible things I have been through”
From football star to begging on the streets of Khartoum
“The word dream is a big word…it is a word that means so much to every one of us. I dream of being a superstar, I know that I have talents and I want to show the world these talents.”