International Development Law Organization

Strengthening the Capacity of Police and Other Law Enforcement Agencies to Effectively Respond to Trafficking in Persons

In Liberia, the most prevalent form of trafficking in persons involves women and children being trafficked from rural to urban areas, with family members usually acting as independent traffickers. The National Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons has developed a five-year National Action Plan (2019 – 2023), with IDLO support, which shows the commitment and political will of the Liberian government to combat trafficking in persons. However, despite the significant changes, Liberia remains both a source and destination country for trafficked persons and the country has been classified on the “Tier 2 Watch List” by the United States Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons report.

Funded by the United States Department of State, IDLO is implementing a project that aims to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement officials to effectively respond to TIP.  Building on lessons learned and expanding on key achievements, IDLO will design a training curriculum and roll out training events for police officers, with a particular focus on women police officers.