Promoting Better Understanding of Indicators to Address Forced Labor and Labor Trafficking in Peru
This project will help the Peruvian government and other labor stakeholders build their capacity to prevent, detect and eliminate forced labor and labor trafficking from workplaces in Peru. By bringing together the Ministry of Labor, regional and local governments, law enforcement officials and the judiciary branch, the project will encourage better enforcement through consultation and consensus-building.
Although data is scarce, there are an estimated 3,911 human trafficking victims in Peru. The overwhelming majority of these victims are women and girls. Peru has ratified international agreements against forced labor and trafficking in persons. It has a strong regulatory framework, government labor monitoring infrastructure, an intersectoral plan and commissions to address forced labor and labor trafficking. It also has a regulatory framework to prosecute and punish forced labor. However, local government, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders lack the tools to identify indicators of forced labor and labor trafficking and to help victims obtain necessary services.
The project will help the government and other labor stakeholders in Peru to better understand and identify indicators of forced labor and labor trafficking in the workplace. Through more effective monitoring of working conditions and more robust enforcement, Peruvian labor inspectors and other labor stakeholders will be better equipped to recognize these indicators and to address incidents of forced labor and labor trafficking in workplaces across the country. The project will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion, the Superintendence for Labor Inspection, regional and local governments in Cusco and Loreto, as well as prosecutors, police officers, judges and other assistance and care professionals in the public sector.