Costa Rica - IOM has trained a group of 35 Mesoamerican counter trafficking specialists as trainers for its Virtual Course on Trafficking in Persons (TiP) developed for the region.
Costa Rica - Students at the National Police Academy of Costa Rica are taking an IOM-designed course to enable them to better assist and uphold the human rights of migrants most at risk. Graduates of this training, which finishes tomorrow (13/07), will likely become border police officers.
El Salvador - Nearly three hundred representatives of civil society and the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were trained by IOM on issues such as national policy and the international protection framework for migrant children and adolescents.
Mexico - IOM launched this week in Chiapas, southern Mexico, a series of workshops aimed at strengthening the counter-trafficking capacities of the Inter-Institutional Committee for Assistance to Trafficking Victims with judiciary officials, emphasizing a human rights and gender perspective.
Mexico - On Wednesday (25/05) an Assistance Center for Migrants and Refugees was opened in the municipality of Motozintla in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The facility will provide direct support to migrants and refugees in high risk situations, both those in transit and newcomers who have decided to settle in Motozintla.
Costa Rica - Today, May 17, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), IOM is organizing two workshops in Tapachula, Mexico, on the border with Guatemala, to train public servants and members of civil society organizations on protection of the rights of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) migrants and refugees.