On July 16, the summer youth camp "Learn. Act. Share" was opened in a recreational center near Minsk ahead of World Day against Trafficking in Persons, which is commemorated every year on 30 July.
The youth camp aims to train future opinion leaders who will later on spread their knowledge among their peers and inspire them towards contributing to combating trafficking in persons.
Over the course of the week, experts and trainers will share their knowledge on trafficking in persons with young people and jointly search for new ways of countering this crime. The camp agenda will cover other equally important topics such as gender equality, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS.
The youth camp was organized by the International Organization for Migration in Belarus (IOM) with expert and financial support provided by UN agencies, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, U.S. Agency for International Development, British Embassy in Belarus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.
IOM X: Stop Human Trafficking is the International Organization for Migration innovative campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop exploitation and human trafficking. In 2016, Belarus became the first country in Eastern Europe to join the global campaign. The youth camp Learn. Act. Share has become an extension of the campaign.