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News overview

Below you find the last 50 La Strada newsitems.

#RespectRights - LSI statement on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Today, on the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons, La Strada International calls for the respect and promotion of the human rights of trafficked persons. Read more

LSI newsletter Issue 32

The latest LSI newsletter, Issue 32, is now out Read more

Statement for Women's Day

On 8 March, International Women's Day, LSI calls for full empowerment and integration of women in all levels of economic, social and cultural activities. Read more

Data protection conferece

KOK and LSI have published the presentations, reports and speeches from the Conference on data protection in Berlin 25-26 September 2013  Read more

Human Rights of Sex Workers

On 17 December, the LSI NGO Platform calls to end violence against sex workers and for the protection and promotion of their human rights. Read more

Human Rights Day Campaign

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, the LSI NGO Platform, United against Human Trafficking in Europe, launched its anti-trafficking campaign "One Story, Two Outcomes" Read more

Addressing demand for THB

A new EU-funded project  investigates demand side measures and initiatives against human trafficking  Read more

Data protection conference

KOK and La Strada International are organising a conference on data protection on 25-27 September in Berlin. Read more

13th OSCE Alliance conference

The 13th OSCE Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference entitled "Stolen Lives, Stolen Money: The Price of Modern-Day Slavery" will take place on 25-26 June in Vienna. Read more

New publication of OSCE SR

The OSCE Special Representative on human trafficking has published recommendations for the implementation of non-punishment provisions for victims of trafficking Read more

Festival trafficked persons

FairWork and CoMensha/La Strada Netherlands are organising this year's festival for trafficked persons.  Read more

New data protection project

Press release by LSI and the German NGO network KOK on the launch of a new project for protection of the privacy and data of trafficked persons.  Read more

CoMensha figures 2012

In 2012 CoMensha/La Strada Netherlands registered 1711 (potential) victims of human trafficking in the Netherlands - an increase of 40% compared to 2011.  Read more

Global THB hotline network

Google’s Global Impact Award Supports New Partnership -- Increases Victim Support and Data Sharing

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Results of COMP.ACT project

COMP.ACT is a project of La Strada International and Anti-Slavery International to improve access to justice and guarantee compensation for trafficked people.  Read more

Video on compensation for VoT

This video was produced by La Strada International within the framework of the COMP.ACT project that works to improve access to justice and guarantee compensation for trafficked people  Read more

5-year Agenda Proposal for HLD

La Strada International endorsed a five-point statement for a strong civil society contribution in the 2013 UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development  Read more

LSI in GRETA

Kateryna Levchenko, the director of La Strada Ukraine, was elected a member of GRETA - the monitoring body of the Council of Europe anti-trafficking convention  Read more

Hearing on compensation at EP

La Strada International and Anti-Slavery International are inviting you to a hearing on access to justice and compensation for trafficked persons at the European Parliament on 18 November 2012 Read more

CSO commentary on EU Strategy

On the occasion of the 6th EU Anti-trafficking day, a number of civil society organisations presented their commentary on the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings.  Read more

COMP.ACT Side event

Make traffickers pay for victim justice, say the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe

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Stopped membership of LS BiH

La Strada Bosnia and Herzegovina is no longer a member of La Strada International.  Read more

New director in Moldova

Ana Revenco, the executive director of La Strada Moldova, was appointed as a director of the Center for Combating Trafficking in Persons in Moldova.

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OSCE report for Moldova

The OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings published recommendations to the Moldovan government.  Read more

Freedom to Walk

Preparations for the Freedom to Walk campaign are well underway and already producing results.  Read more

Forced labour in the EU

On 10 July, the International Labour Organisation presented its estimates on forced labour in the EU.  Read more

HRDN on the EU HR Package

Response of the Human Rights and Democracy Network to the adoption of the new EU human rights package  Read more

LSI reaction to EU Strategy

First reaction of La Strada International to the EU Strategy towards the eradication of human trafficking 2012-2016 adopted on 19 June 2012  Read more

Domestic workers day

On 16 June we celebrate domestic workers day. Read more

ILO Report Forced Labour 2012

According to a new report of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 21 million people in the world are now victims of forced labour.  Read more

Information card Ukraine

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator produces information cards for foreigners entering Ukraine to help stop human trafficking and exploitation

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Seasonal workers directive

The LIBE committee of the European Parliament discussed the proposal for "seasonal migrant workers directive" and adopted most of the recommendations made by NGOs.  Read more

Success for domestic workers

On 26 April Uruguay became the first country to ratify the ILO Convention No. 189 (the "domestic workers convention").  Read more

Festival trafficked persons

FairWork and CoMensha/La Strada Netherlands are organising a festival for trafficked persons.

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CoMensha figures of 2011

In 2011, CoMensha/La Strada Netherlands registered 1222 (potential) victims of human trafficking – an increase of 23% from 2010.

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Sustainable cocoa for Ferrero

Italian confectioner Ferrero has announced its short term goals towards sourcing 100% third-party verified sustainable cocoa by its 2020 target.  Read more

UNODC case law database

UNODC has developed a database with human trafficking cases  Read more

EP votes on victims directive

On 28 March the European Parliament voted on the 'victims directive' and inserted an amendment for which LSI and PICUM had actively lobbied .  Read more

OSCE SR at UNESCO

The OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings spoke at a roundtable meeting on the occasion of International Women's Day at UNESCO on 9 March 2012.  Read more

GRETA report on Moldova

On 22 February 2012, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published its first evaluation report on the Republic of Moldova.  Read more

Statement on Victims Directive

La Strada International published a statement with recommendations for the European Commission's proposed "victims directive"  Read more

Open letter of LS Moldova

On 16 February, La Strada Moldova and the IOM Mission to Moldova sent an open letter to Fondation Scelles (France) to express their concerns about a recently published report.

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Child safety online

A new study of La Strada Moldova examines the behaviour of Moldovan children online and the risks associated with it.  Read more

Letter to Dutch Minister

Dutch civil society organisations expressed concerns about the proposed measures to combat alleged abuse of residence permit regulations by victims of trafficking  Read more

New research of BNRM published

On 6 January the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings published the results of her quantitative research on the prosecution and sentencing of human trafficking cases.

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Trafficking awareness month

US President Obama has declared January 2012 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
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UN Statement on Migrants Day

For International Migrants Day, 18 December 2011, Dignity has no nationality (Joint statement by UN experts to mark International Migrants Day)

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GRETA report on Bulgaria

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published today its first evaluation report on Bulgaria.
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Google supports La Strada

La Strada International is happy to announce that it was awarded a grant of 250.000 US dollars by Google.org.  Read more

Opera about human trafficking

Anya17 is the first of its kind – an opera raising awareness of Sex Trafficking in the UK.

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Latest news

#RespectRights - LSI statement on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Today, on the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons, La Strada International calls for the respect and promotion of the human rights of trafficked persons.

LSI newsletter Issue 32

The latest LSI newsletter, Issue 32, is now out

Statement for Women's Day

On 8 March, International Women's Day, LSI calls for full empowerment and integration of women in all levels of economic, social and cultural activities.

Data protection conferece

KOK and LSI have published the presentations, reports and speeches from the Conference on data protection in Berlin 25-26 September 2013