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The Dignity project is an Irish-lead initiative focused on delivering quality services to victims of sex trafficking.  It brings together statutory agencies – such as the garda siochana and the HSE – with voluntary agencies working in the area of trafficking. The project’s aim is to achieve more seamless and efficient supports for women who are victims of trafficking. These services cover health care, psychological supports services and accommodation; access to safe exit routes; right to recovery; reflection period, and protection from deportation.

 

The project is led by Dublin Employment Pact and the Immigrant Council of Ireland with project partners from Ireland, Scotland (Glasgow), Spain (Madrid) and Lithuania (Klaipeda).

 

As part of their evaluation, the Dignity Project is organising a major conference in Dublin to highlight the lessons and recommendations.  

 

When:   Monday, 7th February 2011

Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Time:     9am

 

The conference will include experts from European organisations, who will present the learning arising from the EU Daphne funded Dignity interagency project and independent evaluators who will present the outcomes and recommendations from the Dignity Project Final Evaluation Report.  A panel of respondents including political responses from Dáil members, advocates and journalists will close the morning session.

 

The afternoon will comprise two parallel workshops on Legal Issues for Victims and Services for Victims at which Irish and international practitioners and experts will share models of good practice, views on progress made and remaining challenges for inter-agency service delivery to victims of sex trafficking. 

 

Further details are available on www.dublinpact.ie. To register for the conference and the workshops, and to avail of the light lunch, please email dignity@dhr.ie or call 01-4885808.