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News | Statement on EU Anti-Trafficking Day

On the occasion of 18 October, the European Day against human trafficking, La Strada International - European NGO Platform against trafficking in human beings - member of PICUM - calls for enhanced pathways and rights for asylum seekers and migrants, including better protection of migrant workers to prevent human trafficking.  

On 23 September 2020, the European Commission adopted and published its long-awaited new Pact on Migration and Asylum. While this Pact aims to improve European cooperation on migration and asylum and provide ‘certainty, clarity and decent conditions for the men, women and children arriving in the EU’, La Strada International is concerned that the Pact will instead increase the risks of exploitation and human trafficking, as well as violations of exploited and trafficked persons’ rights.  

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