European Platform Against Trafficking in Human Beings


Non-governmental organisations

La Strada International is closely cooperation with NGOs at International level. For lobby and advocay purposes it cooperates with the organisations below. LSI is member of GAATW, ICRSE and PICUM and HRDN.

IN 2018 a social map was developed comprising relevant European organisations including all member organisations of La Strada International that support trafficked persons and people at risk. 

See social map that provides an overview of NGOs per country and the services they offer to trafficked persons and migrants.

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

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.

The International Committee on the Rights of Sexworkers in Europe (ICRSE) is a network of sex worker organisations and their allies that work together to support the development of national and international law, policy and practice, which respects and upholds the human and labour rights of sex workers throughout Europe and Central Asia.


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. TAMPEP focusses 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.

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.

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

LSI joins calls for the UN to address human rights violations in Belarus

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Brief on the Impact of Covid-19 on Ukrainian Labour Migrants in the EU

ICMPD has published a new policy brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Ukrainian Labour Migrants in 4 European countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Italy.

The policy brief scrutinises the main effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Ukrainian labour migrants. Labour migrants from Ukraine form the largest group of foreign workers in the European Union (EU) and large populations are working in Poland, Italy, Czech Republic and Hungary.

New EU Strategy on Victim's Rights

On June 24, the European Commission published its Strategy on Victims’ Rights (2020-2025) and promoting five key priorities.

ECHR publishes judgement on Article 4 - Prohibition of Slavery & Forced Labour

On June 25th, the Grand Chamber of the ECHR published its judgment in the case of S.M. v. Croatia finding unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 4 (Prohibition of Slavery/Prohibition of Forced Labour) of the European Convention on Human Rights.