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INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION OF THE SPECIAL REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

On September 24, 2021international presentation of the special report of the Commission on Human Rights under the President "Current problems of human rights protection in the sphere of combating human trafficking in the Republic of Kazakhstan" took place. The report focused on recommendations aimed at improving cooperation between law enforcement bodies and NGOs in combating human trafficking and providing special social services to victims of human trafficking. It also analyzed how Kazakhstani legislation and experience in the field of human trafficking victims' rights protection is in line with international norms and suggested ways of further improvement.

DISCUSSION ON THE CONCEPT OF MIGRATION POLICY FOR 2022-2026

On September 10, 2021a discussion took place on the Concept of Migration Policy for 2022-2026, organized by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the International Organization for Migration.

PRESENTATION OF THE 2019-2020 CONSOLIDATED REPORT OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE NATIONAL PREVENTIVE MECHANISM

On September 2, 2021 the presentation of the 2019-2020 Consolidated Report of the participants of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) took place. Based on visits to prevent torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, members of the NPM Coordinating Council shared the results of monitoring and analysis on the observance of the rights and legitimate interests of persons in the following institutions:

• penitentiary institutions;

• temporary detention facilities and other facilities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

• facilities of the National Security Committee and the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

ANOTHER INFORMATION CAMPAIGN TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS ON TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS

On August 31, 2021workers of the PA LCWI “Sana Sezim” has held the last information campaign for the summer of 2021 to raise awareness of people in the issue of trafficking in persons in the public places of Shymkent. During the information campaign citizens and guests of Shymkent were informed on how to identify victims of trafficking in persons, how to assist them and how the PA LCWI “Sana Sezim” helping the survivors of trafficking in persons. The workers of the PA LCWI “Sana Sezim” were pleased to hear interesting questions from and to answer to the questions of younger generation regarding the importance of the issue and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on trafficking in persons.

PA LCWI "SANA SEZIM" SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PROJECT "SAFE MIGRATION IN CENTRAL ASIA"

Under the USAID-funded and Winrock International-implemented “Safe Migration in Central Asia” project, migrants, potential migrants, youth, government officials and private sector employees participated in activities organized by the PA LCWI "Sana Sezim”. By helping stranded migrants and working to raise awareness about combating human trafficking and safe migration among at-risk populations using innovative methods of technology in Shymkent city and Turkistan region, we achieved the following results:

• 19 information campaigns were conducted on human trafficking and safe migration in 7 districts of Turkistan province, the cities of Shymkent, Turkestan and Kentau;

SECOND STEP-BY-STEP TRAINING FOR PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES IN THE SERVICE SECTOR

On August 25, 2021,the USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia project, implemented by Winrock International, conducted a second step-by-step training for private sector representatives in the service sector. The administrative staff of each company participating in the event was familiarized with the problem of human trafficking, basic principles and criteria of ethical working conditions and employment.

INFORMATION CAMPAIGN ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION

On August 15, 2021as part of the “Safe Migration in Central Asia” project supported by the USAID and Winrock International, workers of the NGO "Sana Sezim" conducted an information campaign in the city of Shymkent. During the campaign, leaflets with information on human trafficking prevention and organizations that provide assistance to victims of trafficking in persons in the Republic of Kazakhstan were distributed. Employees answered questions of Shymkent residents and guests on this issue, thereby raising public awareness on human trafficking.

NATIONAL DIALOGUE PLATFORM

On August 11, 2021a national dialogue platform on the theme "V-VI periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - 2021: Review, discussion and expert opinion" was organized at the national August meeting of education workers.

INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS IN TURKESTAN DEDICATED TO THE WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

On July 30,2021 the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the staff of the PA LCWI "Sana Sezim" called on the residents and guests of Turkestan not to remain indifferent to the problem of human trafficking and to actively contribute to the protection of victims' rights.

ACTIONS DEDICATED TO THE WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

On July 30, the PA LCWI "Sana Sezim" together with representatives of the media and law enforcement agencies organized and conducted an information campaign against human trafficking on one of the busiest central streets of Shymkent, the Arbat. During the campaign, leaflets about human trafficking in Russian and Kazakh languages, calendars and other memorable souvenirs with the slogan #IAmAgainstHumanTrafficking were distributed and handed out to people present on the Arbat. The staff of the PA LCWI "Sana Sezim" would like to thank the Criminal Police Department of Shymkent city and the Kazakhstani newspaper "Vremya" for help in conducting the campaign.