European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings


Non-governmental organisations


Global Alliance Against Traffic on Women (GAATW)
The Global Alliance Against Traffic on Women (GAATW) is a network of non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world, who share a deep concern for the women, children and men whose human rights have been violated by the criminal practice of trafficking in persons. GAATW is committed to work for changes in the political, economic, social and legal systems and structures which contribute to the persistence of trafficking in persons and other human rights violations in the context of migratory movements for diverse purposes, including security of labour and livelihood

Anti-Slavery International
Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. We work at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery around the world.

KOK is a German nationwide activist coordination group combating trafficking in women and violence against women in the process of migration which is made up of women's organisations and counselling centres for women in Germany focussing on combating trafficking, strengthening women's rights and social equality for prostitutes. By means of PR and lobbying the KOK e.V. involves itself directly in the discussion of these issues both within political spheres and among the public in general, thereby assuring a continued effort to achieve it goals.

Red Cross - Trafficking in Human Beings
The Red Cross Societies in Europe have created a network to address the vulnerability related to human trafficking. This site introduces The European Red Cross/Red Crescent Cooperation in Response to Human Trafficking and provides references, links and further information in regards to Human Trafficking

Nexus Institute
The Nexus Institute is a multi disciplinary think tank on modern slavery in the form of human trafficking.

International Federation Terre des Hommes
In 2001 Terre des Hommes launched an international campaign to stop child trafficking. The campaign now operates in 36 countries with the participation of 900 local and national NGOs. It combines awareness raising activities, advocacy work and direct help to children in more than 20 countries.

ECPAT is a network of organisations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children.


PICUM - Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants aims to promote respect for the basic social rights of undocumented migrants within Europe. PICUM manages a comprehensive links site with addresses and descriptions of organisations that work with undocumented migrants in Europe.

TAMPEP is an international networking and intervention project operating in 24 countries in Europe which aims to act as an observatory in relation to the dynamics of migrant prostitution across Europe.
Our focus is on assessing the situation and needs of female and transgender sex workers of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, and developing appropriate responses. The project reaches persons from more than 50 different nationalities.

Global Worker Justice Alliance
The Global Worker Justice Alliance combats migrant worker exploitation by promoting transnational access to justice through a cross-border network of worker advocates and resources. Global Workers brings host-country advocates together with their sending-country counterparts to assist each other in hundreds of concrete cases and policy reform on behalf of migrant workers. The project is launching in the USA, Mexico and Guatemala and will eventually expand into other transnational migratory streams.

December 18
December 18 is an online organisation named after the International Day of Solidarity with Migrants, with the aim to promote and protect the rights of migrants and support the work of migrant organisations in the different regions by using the Internet as a tool for advocacy, networking and the dissemination of information. Within the broad field of migration, December 18 is focusing on the situation of migrant workers, but also includes refugees, trafficking of human beings and international development issues. The site contains extensive resources and links in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German and it monitors the ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.

ThisTuesday - Logs on migration, labour, transnational organizing
ThisTuesday gathers best-practice information about organisations, projects and campaigns mobilizing and researching contingent and migrant labour. This Tuesday hopes this information contributes to the construction of a powerful movement that integrates workers, their organisations, supporters, net activists and independent media.

ECRE - European Council on Refugees and Exiles
ECRE is an umbrella organisation of 80 refugee-assisting agencies in 30 countries working towards fair and humane policies for the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

Human Rights

Human Rights and Democracy Network
The HRDN is an informal grouping of NGOs operating at EU level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and conflict prevention.
The vision of the HRDN is that human rights and democracy are placed at the heart of the European Union's internal and external policy agenda. This vision should manifest itself in a European Union that effectively protects human rights at home and is a force for positive change in the world.

Global Rights
Since 1998, Global Rights has partnered with organisations and governments to ensure that all responses to the trafficking of people into forced labour, slavery and servitude are based upon internationally-recognized human rights standards. Global Rights is also a founder and coordinator of the Freedom Network (USA) and is helping to build regional networks of activists and lawyers based in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico, and West Africa.

Human Rights Watch
HRW is the largest human rights organisation based in the United States. Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. In pursuit of this vision, AI's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

Latest news

Justice at Last - Access to Compensation for Trafficked Persons

Today, on EU Anti-Trafficking Day 2016, we call on European governments to implement ten action points to improve access to justice and compensation for trafficked persons. 

Statement on Amnesty International policy on sex workers rights

La Strada International welcomes Amnesty International’s policy on sex workers' rights and decriminalisation of sex work

Tackling human trafficking at the roots

This article by Amy Weatherburn from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel highlights some of the achievements of the TRACE project so far.

LSI Statement on EU Ant-Trafficking Day

On the ninth EU Anti-Trafficking Day, La Strada International calls for improved labour protection for all (migrant) workers and increased identification of trafficked persons in all sectors of the economy.