Preventing Human Trafficking in Guatemala | Freedom House

Preventing Human Trafficking in Guatemala

On August 16, 2010, the anti-TIP (Trafficking In Persons) network, which Freedom House assisted in creating as part of its “Actions to Combat Human Trafficking in Guatemala” project, held a press conference with representatives from all 18 member organizations to urge the national government to fully employ the existing legal framework for prosecution of trafficking crimes and protection of victims by providing adequate funding and resources to the Ministry of Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking (SVET). Prior to the press conference, the network met with the Vice President of Guatemala and his advisors to formulate a joint agenda including biweekly meetings and measures to strengthen the SVET.