News | Stopped membership of LS BiH
On 12 June 2012 the General Assembly of the International La Strada Association (LSI), which gathered in Vienna, decided to terminate the LSI membership of La Strada Bosnia and Herzegovina as of that date. This decision is based on an evaluation of two years, which included two separate evaluation visits to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first one in February 2010 and the second one in January 2012. Based on the report on the last visit, the Assembly concluded that no sufficient improvement has been made by the organisation over the last years to continue membership. La Strada International regrets that this decision had to be taken. Over the past years, LSI has tried to support the organisation as much as possible, and numerous efforts have been made to improve the cooperation with it. The organisation is expected to continue its activities and to remain in contact as a partner anti-trafficking NGO. In practice the decision of the General Assembly means that from the 12 June 2012, La Strada Bosnia and Herzegovina is no longer a member of the International La Strada Association and can therefore no longer represent the network or act on its behalf. On behalf of the LSI board and General Assembly, La Strada Bosnia and Herzegovina has been asked to stop using the name “La Strada” for the organisation and its anti-trafficking work.