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20 years of La Strada

On 15 September 2015, La Strada celebrates its 20th anniversary. La Strada was born in 1995, when three women's rights organisations in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Poland initiated a one-year La Strada programme. Over the years La Strada has grown, the network has extended and an international secretariat was established in 2004. Currently La Strada International (LSI) has eight members based in Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine and acts as the joint secretariat of the La Strada NGO Platform - United against Human Trafficking in Europe, which comprises 28 organisations from 24 European countries.

To mark the anniversary year, we have prepared three main overviews of our work.

Below is a timeline of our history, highlighting some of the main achievements during the past 20 years. (Please allow some time for the timeline to load or view it here in a larger format).

A slideshow of some of our prevention and awareness-raising materials and general information about the principles of our prevention work can be seen here.

An infographic about the assistance and support provided to trafficked persons and the general principles of our direct work with clients can be seen here.

Timeline

Latest news

PICUM: rights-centred approach to tackle human trafficking

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EU proposes new law on minimum wages

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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.