In 2016, LWOB received a U.S. State Department funded grant, “The Improving Prosecution and Capacity through Training on TIP” (IMPACT TIP-TAN) to improve efforts to combat Trafficking in Persons (“TIP”) in Tanzania. Over the past three years, the IMPACT TIP-TAN program improved TIP investigations and prosecutions in Tanzania through capacity building training and materials development for criminal justice participants.
An important part of combating wildlife crime is establishing strong community ties and helping wildlife officers in the human/wildlife conflict that they encounter every day. Part of LWOB’s wildlife trafficking programming focuses on wildlife officers and their role in supporting the concerns and safety of communities that border wildlife parks.
Counter-terrorism: Kenyan Prosecutor Training Institute
The CESTI project (Collaborative to Establish a Training Institute ), a U.S. State Department Bureau of Counterterrorism funded grant, was launched in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2017 to develop a Public Prosecutor Training Institute (PTI) focused on substantive counter-terrorism cases. Working closely with the Kenyan Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), LWOB established a prosecution training institute within the ODPP, enhanced the trial advocacy skills of prosecutors in complex and terrorism cases and trained a core group of prosecutors to serve as trainers for their peers.The final goal of CESTI was to improve the case management system within the ODPP for efficient and effective handling of cases.
Promoting Safe & Fair Migration from Kenya to the Gulf States
LWOB partnered with Verité Fair Labor Worldwide in a project entitled, 'Promoting Safe and Fair Migration from Kenya to the Gulf States.' The project’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of various Government of Kenya (GoK) ministries to enforce ethical labor recruitment policies and standards. LWOB aimed to promote the investigation and prosecution of illegal labor recruitment practices through policy development and detail-focused, capacity-building trainings and materials for criminal justice actors.
Child Labor and Forced Labor
Child labor exists in every region of the world, depriving children of education, exposing them to danger, and reinforcing inter-generational cycles of poverty. Governments and other actors tackle the problem through a variety of methods, including initiatives that strengthen legal protections and enforcement mechanisms, address poverty, improve access to education, and mobilize public support for children’s rights.