European Platform Against Trafficking in Human Beings

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La Strada International is a European NGO Platform against human trafficking, that works from a human rights perspective in support of trafficked persons.

The platform aims to prevent human trafficking and to protect and realise trafficked persons’ rights. This is done by providing access to adequate assistance and support via information and knowledge exchange and capacity building of NGOs and other stakeholders and cross-sectoral cooperation. Further much focus is put on monitoring and advocacy for change to ensure accountability for the effective implementation of European Anti-Trafficking policies and regulations.

La Strada International is active at a broad European level. Currently the NGO Platform comprises 26 member organisations and 2 associate members in 23 European countries.

All members are NGOs, operating independently and from a grass root level addressing human trafficking at European national level. General activities undertaken by platform members include direct and indirect social support and empowerment programmes for trafficked persons and risk groups including (psycho) social, medical, legal and vocational support, shelter services, long-term reintegration and employment support, provision of consultations and referral via national hotlines, prevention lectures and trainings to professional groups, awareness-raising, lobby, advocacy and media campaigns.

LSI's last financial annual report (2018) 

Latest news

PICUM: rights-centred approach to tackle human trafficking

PICUM – Platform for international cooperation on undocumented migration – has a new report mapping out a better way to tackle and prevent human trafficking with a particular focus on undocumented migrants.

EU proposes new law on minimum wages

The proposal for the Directive on adequate minimum wages in the European Union was published last week by the European Commission with the aim to ensure ‘that workers within the European Union earn adequate wages to guarantee adequate working and living conditions, as well as to build fair and resilient economies and societies in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals’.

Statement on EU Anti-Trafficking Day

La Strada International:
New EU Migration Pact increases risks of human trafficking

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

La Strada International has joined civil society from across Europe such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to call on the UN Human Rights Council to convene a Special Session to address the human rights violations committed in the lead up to the 2020 Presidential elections in Belarus.