The Invisible in Plain Sight – informational campaign started in Causeni rayon

Date Publish: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Trafficking, fight, campaign, Căușeni

Causeni – Today, on 28 March 2017, was launched an informational campaign called “The Invisible in Plain Sight”. The campaign aims to inform the society about the risks and consequences of trafficking in human beings (THB), and is a continuation of similar campaigns conducted in Ukraine and Belarus within the Program Against Trafficking in Human Beings, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom Norway and implemented by IOM missions in these countries.

Symbolizing victims of trafficking, ten human silhouettes with real stories written on them will be exhibited for a week in public places in eight rayons: Causeni, Ungheni, Ocnita, Soldanesti, Soroca, Leova, Cimislia and ATU Gagauzia. Passersby will be able to read the stories of victims, to learn about the programmes tackling human trafficking and Moldovan organizations involved in tackling this phenomenon.

At the launch were present: Mr. Nicolae Gorban, president of Causeni rayon, Mrs. Ecaterina Berejan, Head of the Permanent Secretariat of the National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Mr. Antonio Polosa, IOM Moldova Chief of Mission, Mr. Lilian Levandovschi, Director of the Centre for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings of the MIA, Mrs. Diana Bojenco, Director of the Centre for Assistance and Protection of Victims and Potential Victims of Trafficking (CAP) in Chisinau, and Mr. Ion Oboroceanu, representative of the “Causeni Legal Centre”. 

Mr. Antonio Polosa mentioned: „The art installation – the Invisible in Plain Sight – is our way to remind the Moldovan government and society that it is not the way to go! We must let the victims know that are not alone. They may and shall seek assistance, while public servants responsible for their identification shall assume a more proactive role”.

The event was also attended by local stakeholders, such as members of territorial commissions for combating trafficking in human beings, members of multidisciplinary teams in the National Referral System, civil society, media, and representatives of religious confessions, paralegals, community mediators, teachers, librarians and traders.


The schedule of the campaign:

28 March – Causeni rayon

11 April – ATU Gagauzia

19 April – Leova rayon

26 April – Cimislia rayon

3 May – Ungheni rayon

11 May – Ocnita rayon

17 May – Soroca rayon

24 May – Soldanesti rayon


For more information, please contact:

Maria Chiara Tognetti, Project Officer, IOM Moldova at or at 068 410 905, or visiting these websites: and/or