According to a research commissioned by IOM, over 120,000 Ukrainians became victims to human trafficking since 1991, which makes Ukraine one of the largest “suppliers” of slave labor in Europe. Regional breakdown shoes that people from the Western regions of the county most frequently leave the country.
Forty figures marked the real stories of victims of modern slavery. The figures were created by the former victim of trafficking who joined IOM reintegration program. Now this man started his own business. The national information campaign conducted by the IOM together with the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
“The Invisible” installation is designed to draw attention to the problem of human trafficking and tell real stories of victims who live among us, but often remain unnoticed, invisible. It will stay in Chernivtsi to 18 August 2015, and then will travel to other regions of Ukraine.
The IOM Ukraine Counter Trafficking (CT) Programme was launched in 1998, with a strategy to support government and civil society efforts to combat trafficking in human beings and to ensure victims’ access to assistance and justice. IOM follows a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to tackle the problem of human trafficking.