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Press Release – The Launch of Oversight Mechanism to Prevent Human Trafficking

Mombasa, 29 June 2022 – The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched an Oversight Mechanism and Community Feedback Mechanism at Serena Hotel, that will address issues of unethical recruitment to prevent human trafficking.

Hon. Simon Chelugui, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Labour, stated that the Government of Kenya is committed to promoting ethical recruitment and ensuring protection of migrant workers abroad.

“The Oversight Mechanism and Community Feedback Mechanism will provide a platform for promoting identification, monitoring and reporting of unethical recruitment practices and illegal activities by Private Recruitment Agencies,” said Mr. Emrah Guler, Deputy Chief of Mission, IOM Kenya.

The launch which was presided over by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Labour, was attended by relevant stakeholders and other actors in the labour migration space including Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, PRAs, PRA Associations, Civil Society Organizations, Trade Unions, Employers, United Nations Agencies, Academia, the media among others.

This initiative has been made possible with the generous support from the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) which is funded by the U.S Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP)

 

Editors’ Note:

IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with presence in over 100 countries. IOM has had a presence in Kenya since 1983.

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For more information, please contact

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Kenya

Ishita Shruti

Head, Mission Support, and Innovation Unit

Email: ishruti@iom.int