US embassy cable - 01VATICAN3137

ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROJECT FUNDING REQUEST

Identifier: 01VATICAN3137
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Origin: Embassy Vatican
Created: 2001-06-12 11:28:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PREL PHUM AL PHUM AL VT VTPREL Human Trafficking
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 VATICAN 003137 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT. FOR ECA (BRIAN SEXTON AND CHRIS MINER), EUR/WE (VAN 
CLEVE), EUR/PD/PA (HILTON), EUR/SCE (SIDERS) 
 
FROM EMBASSY VATICAN/MESSAGE NO. 80/01 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL, PHUM, AL, PHUM, AL, VT, VTPREL, Human Trafficking 
SUBJECT: ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROJECT FUNDING REQUEST 
 
1.   SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION:  POST SUBMITS THE FOLLOWING 
PROJECT PROPOSAL FOR FUNDING CONSIDERATION. WE RECEIVED THIS 
PROPOSAL FROM CARITAS BRINDISI, THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE 
VATICAN'S MAJOR HUMANITARIAN RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT NGO. 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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CARITAS BRINDISI HAS A WELL-ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIP WITH 
THE REPARATION SISTER OF MARY, THE PROJECT'S PROTAGONISTS. 
POST INTENDS TO WORK WITH CARITAS TO SUPPORT THIS NEW ANTI- 
TRAFFICKING EDUCATION PROGRAM. WE ARE AWARE THAT ECA IS NOT 
ABLE TO FUND THE PURCHASE OF THE 4X4 VEHICLE MENTIONED IN 
THE PROPOSAL. HOWEVER, WE HAVE LEFT IT IN THE PROJECT'S 
OVERALL BUDGET (TO BE FUNDED BY SOMEONE ELSE - THE 
AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY HAS INDICATED INTEREST IN SUPPORTING THE 
PROJECT AND WE WILL FOLLOW UP ON THIS WITH THEM.  THE 
REPARATION SERVANT SISTERS OF MARY HAVE WORKED FOR TEN YEARS 
IN ALBANIA WITH AT RISK WOMEN AND ARE FULLY VERSED IN 
ALBANIAN SOCIAL DYNAMICS. THEY SEEK USG FUNDING TO CREATE A 
PROJECT IN ADDITION TO THEIR CURRENT WORK THAT WILL FOCUS ON 
ANTI-TRAFFICKING EDUCATION AND COUNSELING FOR POTENTIAL 
VICTIMS. END SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION. 
 
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PROJECT PROPOSAL 
 
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2.   "SLAVES NEVER AGAIN" IS A MULTI-FACETED ANTI- 
TRAFFICKING FRAMEWORK THAT ESTABLISHES ACTIVITY AND TRAINING 
CENTERS, A WOMEN'S MEDICAL CLINIC AND OTHER INITIATIVES 
WHERE WOMEN ARE THE PROTAGONISTS. IT ALSO TARGETS ALBANIAN 
MEN TO ENCOURAGE A MORE POSITIVE DISPOSITION TOWARD ALBANIAN 
WOMEN. THE PROJECT SUPERVISOR IS SISTER BARBARA PAVAN, KISHA 
KATOLIKE, PUSI I MEZINIT, VLORA. TEL. 011.355.632.3861 FAX. 
011.355.632.5681 E-MAIL: ELISA-SMR@AUL.SANX.NET 
 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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3.   STAFF AND TRAINING: THE 20 MEMBER TEAM INCLUDES THE 
SISTERS AND IS COMPOSED OF 12 TEACHERS, 5 SOCIAL WORKERS, A 
DOCTOR, 2 NURSES, PLUS A NUMBER OF ACTIVITY COORDINATORS. 
FURTHER TRAINING WILL GIVE THEM WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT SKILLS, 
INCLUDING SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF 
PROSTITUTION, AND INTERVENTION SKILLS. TRAINING WILL BE 
PROVIDED BY EXPERTS BASED IN TIRANA (FOR EXAMPLE, THOSE 
WORKING WITH THE IOM) OR ABROAD AND LAST APPROXIMATELY 30 
DAYS. INITIAL TRAINING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A WEEKLONG 
INTENSIVE COURSE FOCUSED ON ANTI-TRAFFICKING COUNSELING 
SKILLS AND STRATEGIES. ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF 
INDIVIDUAL SKILLS WILL TAKE PLACE EVERY 40 DAYS. SALARIES 
ARE BASED ON ALBANIAN SCALES AND REFLECT EMPLOYMENT OF 
LOCALLY HIRED PART-TIME STAFF. THE NUNS RECEIVE A MINIMAL 
STIPEND, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE OVERALL SALARY COSTS. ALL 
STAFF INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT SPEAK ALBANIAN. 
 
4.   PREVENTION MODULE EDUCATION: IN ADDITION TO COUNSELING, 
EDUCATION FOR PREVENTION IS A PRIORITY AT THIS STAGE OF 
ANTI-TRAFFICKING EFFORTS. THE SISTERS WILL CAPITALIZE ON 
THEIR EXISTING CONTACTS WITH 3500 PLUS YOUNG PEOPLE. IN 
VLORA, THE SISTERS HAVE ACCESS TO 7 JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH 
SCHOOLS. THEY ALSO HAVE CONTACTS IN A NEWLY ESTABLISHED 
OUTER SUBURB (FUSCH AVIACIONE) HOUSING POOR FAMILIES NEWLY 
ARRIVED FROM SOUTHERN ALBANIA AND THE MOUNTAIN REGION, WHO 
MOVED TO VLORA IN SEARCH OF WORK. THE SISTERS ARE WORKING 
WITH MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES TO ESTABLISH SCHOOLS AND BASIC 
SERVICES. THEY HAVE SET UP A SMALL EDUCATION CENTER TO SERVE 
A LARGE GROUP OF GIRLS WHO HAVE NO SOCIAL LIFE AND LITTLE 
EDUCATION, AND THUS PERFECT TARGETS FOR TRAFFICKERS. 
 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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5.   EDUCATION WILL FOCUS ON THE RIGHTS OF MINORS AND WOMEN 
AS OUTLINED IN THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS. 
THE COURSES WILL PRESENT INFORMATION, HELP THE STUDENTS 
ASSIMILATE IT AND ASSIST THEM IN APPLYING CONCEPTS TO THEIR 
EVERYDAY SITUATIONS. THE PROJECT WILL SEEK THE PROFESSIONAL 
ASSISTANCE OF PEOPLE 
 ALREADY WORKING IN THE ANTI-TRAFFICKING 
FIELD (E.G. VERA LESKO, DIRECTOR OF THE ANTI-TRAFFICKING NGO 
"VATRA"). THE SISTERS RECOGNIZE THAT MESSAGES AND 
INFORMATION MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE REALITIES OF ALBANIAN LIFE. 
THE SISTERS WILL USE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE "CULTURAL 
CODES" AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF THE ALBANIAN FAMILY TO TAILOR AN 
APPROPRIATE PROGRAM INCLUDING PSYCHOLOGICAL, MORAL AND 
SOCIOLOGICAL STRATEGIES. 
 
6.   EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL WILL BE PURCHASED OR PRINTED. THIS 
INCLUDES FLYERS AND POSTERS, BOOKS, AND ARTICLES.  THE 
LATTER TO MAKE UP A SMALL NEWSPAPER TO LAUNCH A NETWORK OF 
INFORMATION AND IDEAS. THE TEAM WILL PROMOTE LOCAL MEDIA 
INVOLVEMENT AND PRODUCE BROADCASTS TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE 
AND SENSITIZE ADULTS. 
 
7.   TRAVEL: THE SISTERS WILL WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IN SIX 
 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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ACTION ECA-00 
 
INFO  LOG-00   NP-00    ACQ-00   CIAE-00  INL-00   DODE-00  DS-00 
      MEDE-01  EUR-00   OIGO-00  UTED-00  VC-00    TEDE-00  INR-00 
      VCE-00   NSAE-00  IRM-00   TEST-00  USIE-00  SNIS-00  NISC-00 
      DSCC-00  DRL-02   SAS-00     /003W 
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R 121128Z JUN 01 
FM AMEMBASSY VATICAN 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0000 
INFO AMEMBASSY TIRANA 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 02 OF 02 VATICAN 003137 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT. FOR ECA (BRIAN SEXTON AND CHRIS MINER), EUR/WE (VAN 
CLEVE), EUR/PD/PA (HILTON), EUR/SCE (SIDERS) 
 
FROM EMBASSY VATICAN/MESSAGE NO. 80/01 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL, PHUM, AL, VT 
 
SUBJECT: ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROJECT FUNDING REQUEST 
 
VILLAGES, VISITED WEEKLY: KANINA, 8 KILOMETERS FROM VLORA; 
SELENICA, 30 KILOMETERS FROM VLORA; ORIKUM, 15 KILOMETERS 
FROM THE CITY. THE PROJECT WILL ALSO FOCUS ON THE VILLAGES 
OF NARTA, UJIUFHTOFT AND RECILI. AT LEAST TWO OF THE CITY- 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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BASED SCHOOLS ARE FAR FROM THE CENTER OF TOWN. IN TOTAL, 
PROJECT TRAVEL WILL AMOUNT TO SOME 20,000 KILOMETERS PER 
ANNUM. 
 
8.   ASSESSMENT: THE SISTERS WILL CONTINUALLY MONITOR THE 
ANTI-TRAFFICKING EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS WILL BE 
ASSESSED. A FORMAL REPORT ON PROGRESS WILL BE ISSUED AT SIX 
AND TWELVE MONTH INTERVALS. EMBASSY VATICAN WILL MAINTAIN 
CLOSE CONTACT THROUGHOUT WITH CARITAS BRINDISI AND THE 
PROJECT'S SUPERVISOR IN VLORA, SR. BARBARA PAVAN, WHO WILL 
WORK WITH FOUR PROJECT COORDINATORS. 
 
9.   BUDGET: 
 
SALARIES                                          19,200.00 
 
UTILITIES                                            900.00 
 
TEACHING MATERIALS (3500 STUDENTS AT $4/STUDENT)  14,000.00 
 
TRAINING AND MEDIA BROADCAST MATERIALS            10,000.00 
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
 
(COMPUTERS, PRINTERS, PHOTOCOPIER, VIDEO-CAMERA 
 
TELEVISION, VCR)                                   9,500.00 
 
E-MAIL INSTALLATION AND 12 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION        600.00 
 
TRAVEL EXPENSES (20,000KM/ANNUM)                    1000.00 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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15 KILOWATT GENERATOR - FOR MAIN CENTER            4,000.00 
 
4X4 OFF-ROAD VEHICLE                               13500.00 
 
                                                 $72,700.00 
 
MERANTE 
 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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 2001VATICA03137 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 


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