European Platform Against Trafficking in Human Beings

About trafficking


Tackling trafficking in human beings at European level

La Strada International is a European NGO Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings, that works from a human rights perspective in support of trafficked persons.
The platform aims to prevent human trafficking and to protect and realize trafficked persons' rights. This is done by providing access to adequate assistance and support, by information provision and exchange and capacity building of NGOs and other relevant stakeholders. Much focus is put on monitory and advocacy for change and cross-sectoral cooperation to ensure accountability for the effective implementation of European anti-trafficking policies and regulations at national European level.

La Strada International is active at a broad European level. Currently, the platform comprises 22 member organisations and one associate member in 22 European countries. All members are NGOs, operating independently and at a grassroot level.

Concluding remarks by UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking  

The UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro initiated the webinar 20 Years  After: Implementing and Going Beyond the Palermo Protocol Webinar on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. Sessions were held on 29-30 June 2020 and on 13 and 14 July 2020. These webinars were closed with her concluding remarks. Civil society organisations are invited to endorse these concluding remarks. In case your organisation would like to endorse please inform us at info@lastradainternational.org 

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