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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

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.