CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND AWARENESS IN WORKING WITH FOREIGN NATIONALS

Through the support provided by the  U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), the  International Organization for Migration has organized a regional training on “Cultural competency and awareness in working with foreign nationals with migration – related crimes investigation and cases” for 30 officials, judges, prosecutors and cultural mediators […]

Through the support provided by the  U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), the  International Organization for Migration has organized a regional training on “Cultural competency and awareness in working with foreign nationals with migration – related crimes investigation and cases” for 30 officials, judges, prosecutors and cultural mediators from six Western Balkan countries. The regional training was focused on: Cultural awareness: definition, prejudice and stereotypes, Hawala system, Country profiles: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria, and exchange of best practices through field experiences and discussion. The activity was done within the framework of the regional project “Enhancing capacities and mechanisms to identify and protect vulnerable migrants in the Western Balkan – phase III”.