Digital strategies to combat human trafficking, digital violence in the municipalities of La Paz, El Alto, Santa Cruz, San Borja

Bolivia

Justification

The crime of human trafficking is one of the serious human rights violations, considered one of the most profitable crimes worldwide, after arms trafficking and drug trafficking, due to factors such as unemployment, bad economic situation , lack of educational opportunities, weakness in health centers, demand for cheap labor.

According to the Global Report on Human Trafficking, published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2020, it is mentioned that the number of girls and boys among victims of trafficking has tripled in the last 15 years; being children used for forced labor and girls being trafficked for sexual exploitation, highlighting in the profile of the victims women and girls as the main targets of human trafficking.

The economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic directly implies the risk of the crime of trafficking in persons, due to the increase in the needs of the population as a result of increased unemployment.

Location

Municipalities of La Paz, El Alto, Santa Cruz, San Borja

Local Partner

Cecasem

Goals

General objective:Contribute to the reduction of trafficking, digital violence of women, children and youth, building inclusive, peaceful and just societies that consider gender equality in times of health crisis.

Specific goal:Contribute to the exercise of the right of women, girls, boys, adolescents and young people to safe internet access, free from digital violence and human trafficking, with the participation and involvement of departmental and municipal authorities and public officials in the municipalities of La Paz, El Alto, Santa Cruz and San Borja.

Main population

(279 women and 198 men).

Project duration

Budget

Financing

TAU (60.000€)

Activities:

  • Preparation of care protocols for cases of digital violence.
  • Meeting for the exchange of successful regional and national experiences on the prevention of human trafficking and digital violence (international guests from Mexico, Argentina and Colombia).
  • Development of a digital campaign by WhatsApp “Safe at home and online”.
  • Meeting and dialogue between mothers, fathers and caregivers with cybernetic children and youth to talk about digital dangers and prevent human trafficking and digital violence.
  • Development of an application to promote safe browsing in NNAJ.
  • Inclusion of ICT Women in the workplace and digital through the performance of subsidized work practices prior agreements with companies with social responsibility.
  • Creation of the ICT Women’s Solutions Agency, a space to promote professional profiles of women dedicated to the development of ICT, generating the inclusion of women in the ICT world and the preparation and dissemination of professional profiles.