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News | LSI newsletter Issue 32

LSI is pleased to present the latest issue of its newsletter.

In this issue we look at the situation in Ukraine and how it influenced the work of civil society and particularly La Strada Ukraine. We also present the ongoing work on our project for involving businesses in the prevention of human trafficking. The La Strada News section continues with a presentation of three new publications  - of La Strada Czech, Bulgaria and Moldova.

We also report on several European and international developments  - the EP resolution on the "Swedish model" and the PACE report on prostitution, trafficking and modern slavery in Europe; EP resolution on undocumented migrant women in the EU; the adoption of the "Seasonal workers directive" and the discussions around the future of the Stockholm programme; the FRA survey on violence against women in the EU; the new UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery and the call for a new UN Special Rapporteur on human trafficking; the Global Forum on Migration and Development

In the "What's new" section we present a new book by Julia Planitzer "Trafficking in Human Beings and Human Rights", the eighth Annual report of the OSCE Special Representative on human trafficking, an ICMPD policy brief on the presentation of data on human trafficking, the first issue of the Slavery Today journal and two calls for papers. 

This issue's column is written by Ms. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, former OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, on how to strengthen a social response to human trafficking.

You can read the whole newsletter here.

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.