20 years La Strada
On 15 September 2015, La Strada celebrates its 20th anniversary. La Strada was born in 1995, when three women's rights organisations in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Poland initiated a one-year La Strada programme. Over the years La Strada has grown, the network has extended and an international secretariat was established in 2004. Currently La Strada International (LSI) has eight members based in Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine and acts as the joint secretariat of the La Strada NGO Platform - United against Human Trafficking in Europe, which comprises 28 organisations from 24 European countries.
To mark the anniversary year, we have prepared three main overviews of our work.
Below is a timeline of our history, highlighting some of the main achievements during the past 20 years. (Please allow some time for the timeline to load or view it here in a larger format).
A slideshow of some of our prevention and awareness-raising materials and general information about the principles of our prevention work can be seen here.
An infographic about the assistance and support provided to trafficked persons and the general principles of our direct work with clients can be seen here.