On June 15, 2017, the United States and Peru signed a Child Protection Compact Partnership, a four-year plan, developed jointly by our two governments to build on existing efforts to prosecute and punish perpetrators of child trafficking; identify child trafficking victims and coordinate the provision of comprehensive protective services; and prevent child trafficking from occurring. The Partnership facilitated a TIP Office investment of $5 million in U.S. foreign assistance and was the first of its kind in the Americas, and the third in the world.
Foreign Assistance Awards to Support the U.S.-Peru CPC Partnership
In October 2017, the TIP Office announced the award of funds totaling $5 million to the International Labor Organization (ILO), an international organization, and Centro Yanapanakusun, a local NGO, for activities in support of the U.S.-Peru CPC Partnership. These implementing partners will work collaboratively with Peruvian government entities and other civil society organizations to combat child trafficking in metropolitan Lima, Cusco, and Loreto, until December 2020.
- The ILO and its sub-recipients will conduct activities in support of all three CPC objectives to combat child sex and labor trafficking in Peru, with a geographic focus on the regions of metropolitan Lima, Cusco, and Loreto. This program supports the criminal justice system to increase accountability for child traffickers, including through enhancing proactive investigations, improving investigative techniques, and increasing the effectiveness of prosecutions. This program also promotes victim-centered approaches to enhance collaboration between criminal justice officials and social service providers and empower survivors to participate in bringing their traffickers to justice without experiencing re-traumatization. The project works with stakeholders across government sectors to improve their ability to identify and appropriately refer suspected cases of child trafficking. It also builds the capacity of state-shelters in Cuzco, Lima, and Loreto to provide enhanced services to child trafficking victims. Finally, the project supports the government’s efforts to implement its 2017-2021 National Plan against Trafficking in Persons at the national and sub-national levels, including through enhancing monitoring and reporting . Learn more about the ILO .
- Centro Yanapanakusun is organizing and mobilizing resources from civil society and municipal governments to strengthen child trafficking prevention for populations at high risk in the region of Cusco. Working directly with communities most affected by child trafficking, this organization is establishing alliances with key local actors, including traditional authorities, local governments, schools, and others to increase awareness of anti-trafficking policies and protocols and develop strategies and tools for prevention.