Challenges, achievements and the current situation in combatting human trafficking in Georgia were in focus of a meeting hosted in Tbilisi between prosecutors, judges and investigators working on trafficking issues, the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia said on Thursday.
At the meeting organised by the IOM and the Ministry of Justice, the participants discussed the "practical aspects" of sexual and labour exploitation, including prevention of forced child begging.
The discussion also focused on the victim-centred approach and the importance of effective support for trafficking victims.
The latest report issued by the United States Departments Office in June 2021 said Georgia was "demonstrating serious and sustained efforts" in tackling human trafficking.
Out of 190 countries, Georgia remained in the Tier 1 of the ranking, along with 34 other states, in combatting human trafficking.