European Platform Against Trafficking in Human Beings

About trafficking

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

Belarus has been in the news the last few weeks for its brutal crackdowns on peaceful protests during the election process. However, Belarus has also been under scrutiny by human rights organisations for its rampant and widespread violations of human rights abuses.

The recent protests saw a swift crackdown on peaceful protesters including the arbitrary detainment of 1,300 people from presidential candidates, human rights defenders, and journalists for using their right to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression to campaign. During this detainment, many were subject to torture and ill-treatment.

La Strada International has joined a myriad of civil society organisations sending a letter to the UN Human Rights Council requesting it take action.

The letter calls for:

  • the UN Human Rights Council to convene a special session;
  • adoption of a Resolution to monitor and report on human rights violations in the lead-up to the election;
  • immediate release of persons detained arbitrarily;
  • independent investigations into all allegations of human rights violations and abuses;
  • access to justice and redress for victims.

Latest news

LSI Statement: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Today is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The day calls attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers worldwide and highlights the need to remove the social stigma and discrimination contributing to violence against sex workers and indifference from the communities they are part of...

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