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is the world’s biggest violation of human rights.
Trafficking of human beings is growing fastest is
Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet
Union. This region now rivals such
"traditional" source regions as Asia,
Africa and the Caribbean”.
Arlacchi, Director General, UN Office for Drug Control and
nightmare is upon us… it is a stain on our culture.
We see it in the plate glass windows of Antwerp and
Hamburg; it inundates the centres and pavements of Paris,
Amsterdam, Athens and Rome; it is the product for sale in
the markets of London and Madrid. There is a lack of
political will at the national level to tackle this
growing and sinister trade and a Europe-wide approach is
Social Affairs Commissioner Anna Diamantopoulou addressing
a session of the European Parliament
ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE
TOGETHER TO STOP TRAFFICKING
formation of the European Action Against Trafficking [EAAT]
network is a response to the rapidly increasing enslavement of human beings by
criminals and to repeated calls by the UN and European institutions for NGOs to
increase their involvement in the battle against trafficking. The
growth of trafficking of human beings threatens national, regional and global
communities and collaboration is essential at all levels.
to stimulate a broad policy debate that will promote coherent European
anti-trafficking strategies set within a global framework.
Action Against Trafficking aims
the development of effective anti-trafficking strategies by building a
pan-European network of national and regional policy makers, international,
regional and national NGOs, judicial and law enforcement agencies, academia
and other institutions, groups and individuals;
for the effective application of legislation and law enforcement on national
and intergovernmental levels to ensure the prosecution and appropriate
sentencing of traffickers and necessary legislative reforms;
and awareness campaigns and other prevention and protection projects
targeting those most at risk;
public awareness of the needs of victims and of the links between
trafficking, poverty and social injustice;
alliances with the media, politicians, trade unions, academia, commercial
and industrial sectors;
the coordination of national and international research that leads to a
clearer understanding of the phenomenon;
strategies that depend on ‘best practice’ and a multidisciplinary
approach involving the relevant social, judicial, administrative, law
enforcement and immigration authorities;
for funding of appropriate legal aid for victims of trafficking and the
provision of support services for their rehabilitation and their right to
a ‘knowledge bank’ of European expertise on anti-trafficking strategies
and a resource team of individual Advocates Against Trafficking.
European anti-trafficking conference, Combating the Merchants of Misery,
will be held later this year.
participate in the European Action Against Trafficking network, please complete
and submit online application forms below:
download the application form (Word document file) and
submit by post or by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
send further information about your organisation and its work.
it takes for evil to prosper is for good men and women to do nothing!
ACTION AGAINST TRAFFICKING