The State Department (DOS J/TIP) has selected the Warnath Group to provide advisory services and training in Myanmar to advance the objectives of the United States-Myanmar Joint Plan on Trafficking in Persons, agreed to in November 2012. The agreement is the first of its kind between these countries. The Warnath Group has held multiple consultations in Myanmar with government officials and civil society stakeholders, including with the Human Trafficking Working Group, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, the Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court, the Department of Labour, the Department of Social Welfare, and international and local non-governmental organizations. Based upon these discussions, the Warnath Group is working with officials, international organizations, local non-governmental organizations and others in Myanmar and the U.S. by offering our expertise on updating and conforming anti-trafficking legislation to international standards, providing skill-based training for police and others in the criminal justice process that is victims’-rights-centered, supporting community-based activities including corporate engagement and public/private partnerships in Myanmar to prevent human trafficking within communities and to help facilitate dialogue and cooperation between law enforcement and civil society against human trafficking, as well as other activities to improve knowledge, skills and capacity to combat trafficking in persons and improve support for victims.
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