What is IOM X ?

IOM X is the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop exploitation and human trafficking. IOM X started, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia, as a four-year project out of the IOM Regional Office for Asia Pacific in October 2014.

What topics does IOM X address?

IOM X takes a sector-specific approach to address the issue of human trafficking and exploitation. Priority sectors addressed through IOM X campaign activities include trafficking in the fishing industry, exploitation of domestic workers, exploitation in manufacturing, forced marriage and trafficking for sexual exploitation.

Can I create my own IOM X campaign?

If you are a staff member of the International Organization for Migration and interested in incorporating IOM X into your country’s activities, please contact IOMX@iom.int

How can other IOM offices benefit from IOM X content?

IOM X encourages wide use of all of its materials. These are provided free of charge on this website, along with assets that enable easy reversioning, such as scripts and audio files.

Is the content free to use?

All IOM X materials are rights-free and free for anyone to use.

Does IOM X have training I can benefit from?

IOM X provides free training materials on this website, including presentations on human trafficking and C4D, a toolkit on how to hold a community event and focus group facilitation guides.

What is C4D?

C4D is one of the more popular frameworks under the strategic communication umbrella. It uses theories and practices from sociology, psychology, communication and private sector marketing to create solutions to social problems.

Behaviour Change Communication, Social Mobilization and Advocacy are all common approaches used in C4D. These varied strategic approaches serve to cater to different levels of society in order to have the greatest impact.

Ultimately, C4D aims at influencing the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of key audiences around a topic in order to create positive change.
Follow IOM X’s step-by-step process to create your own C4D campaign.

How can C4D be useful for my work?

C4D is a people-centered process. It means using communication tools and activities to support and help create social and behaviour change in a meaningful and sustained way. The process can be helpful to your work if you are working to create positive change in a community. Follow IOM X’s step-by-step process to create your own C4D campaign.