IOM this week launched a counter-trafficking livelihood initiative to support women in tsunami-affected areas of the Aceh's north coast. Dozens of local dignitaries attended the launching of a duck farming training programme in the village of Lancang, roughly three hours from Banda Aceh.
On 18 April, IOM-trained facilitators began a three-day-long training programme, which will provide the women with a viable home industry. The first two days of training introduced 37 local women to the basics of animal husbandry, the construction of coops, diet and vaccinations. The hands-on component was supplemented by question and answer sessions and informal discussions with local facilitators. They were also introduced to their field trainer who will assist them over the next three months.
This training is part of a larger IOM counter-trafficking initiative that includes sewing and baking classes, and other cottage industries being offered to women with little or no previous work experience outside the home. The goal is to provide women with a livelihood that will reduce the risk of their being trafficked to locations elsewhere in Indonesia and abroad.
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Mr. Paul Dillon
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Office: +62 651 7410690 or 7410689 or 7410688
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