Better enforcement of Labor and Criminal Law to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking
Attaining Lasting Change for Better Enforcement of Labor and Criminal Law to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor and Human Trafficking (ATLAS), a project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT), is a global effort to strengthen labor and/or criminal legal frameworks, improve the enforcement of labor and criminal law, and increase coordination among law enforcement and social protection entities in order to combat child labor (CL), forced labor (FL) and trafficking in persons (TIP).
Partners of the Americas (POA), as a subawardee to Winrock International, leads the implementation of the ATLAS project in Paraguay. POA will work closely with government stakeholders to strengthen their capacity to identify and enforce labor abuse cases through regional exchanges, cofacilitate Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops, strengthen data collection for needs-driven decision-making, and develop awareness-raising materials. Additionally, ATLAS, in partnership with government entities, aims to strengthen the training and technical support available to labor inspectors, prosecutors, police, educators, and public officials serving in institutions focused on labor law enforcement and protection.
The ATLAS project will be implemented in Paraguay from 2019 to 2021.