(Nicosia, 17/10/19) Focus Group Meeting that, carried out under the LGBTI+ in freedom from exploitation (Life) project funded by European Union, which aims to share experiences on THB with the participation of civil society organisations from Cyprus and Turkey, ended in İzmir, Turkey.

Agenda

1st Day: 1 October 2019 Tuesday
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome, Introductions, Expectations, Experiences
11:00 – 11:30 Human Trafficking in Cyprus
11:30 – 12:00 Life Project Introduction
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Experience Sharing from Turkey 1: IKGV
14:15 – 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30- 15:15 Experience Sharing from Turkey 2: Women’s Solidarity Foundation
15:15- 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30- 16:15 Experience Sharing from Turkey 3: Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association
16:15- 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30- 17:00 Evaluation of First Day
2nd Day: 2 October 2019 Wednesday
10:30- 11:15 General Experience Sharing
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Difficulties of working in the field of human trafficking, sex work and LGBTI
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Evaluation of 2nd Day and Recomondations

Doğukan Gümüşatam, Queer Cyprus activist and Project Coordinator, stated that the Expert Focus Group Meeting was very useful for cooperating with other NGOs in the field of anti-trafficking, to ensure a sustainable struggle to guarantee the fundamental human rights of LGBTI +s in the long term. . Expert Focus Group Meeting ended with the distribution of participation certificates to the representatives of the attendee organizations.

 

LGBTI+ in Freedom from Exploitation Life Project carried out Expert Focus Group