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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
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Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX)

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Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) works towards a world in which there is no human trafficking for labour exploitation. In so doing FLEX seeks to prevent labour abuses, protect the rights of trafficked persons and promote best practice responses to human trafficking for labour exploitation by undertaking research, knowledge building and evidence-based advocacy. 

 

Through this work FLEX:

- Builds understanding of how best to prevent and identify cases of trafficking for labour exploitation;
- Increases focus on labour rights and labour standards in anti-trafficking policy and practice; and
- Enhances understanding of legal rights and obligations relating to trafficking for labour exploitation.

FLEX is a registered charity based in London, UK

Contact details: 
The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, SE11 5RR London, The United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 3752 5516
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Website: http://www.labourexploitation.org 

Pro-tukipiste

pro tukipiste logoPro-tukipiste (Pro Support Centre) provides low-threshold social and health services and legal counselling in Helsinki and Tampere for current and former workers in the sex or erotic services industry and for victims of trafficking in human beings. The aim is to support service users to improve their well-being and quality of life, in accordance with their needs. The two service centres offer social and healthcare services, which support peoples’ health and well-being and promote self-motivation in getting through life. Through online and field outreach work, the organisation strives to reach groups that are difficult to reach otherwise.

Pro-tukipiste provides services in Finnish, English, Russian, Estonian and Thai to people who:

  • work in the sex or erotic industry
  • are leaving sex work or are attempting to
  • have left sex work but would like to discuss issues concerning their history
  • would like to begin sex work and want to discuss this with a third party.

Pro-tukipiste also assists persons identified as victims of trafficking.       

The services are free of charge and anonymous and available to men, women and transgender individuals from Finland and abroad.

Contact details:

Administrative office, Pro-tukipiste Helsinki
Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6 A, 5th floor, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 9 2512 730
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Website: http://pro-tukipiste.fi/

Victim Support Finland

RIKUVictim Support Finland (RIKU, from its Finnish name Rikosuhripäivystys) is a non-religious, non-partisan organisation that provides support and practical advice to victims of crime. It also works to improve the social and legal status of crime victims by influencing general attitudes, service provision and legislation. RIKU was established in 1994 and is based on a cooperation agreement between five major Finnish NGOs and the Finnish Evangelic Lutheran Church.

Since the beginning of 2015, RIKU has had a special focus on support to victims of human trafficking and is currently the coordinator of the Finnish national anti-trafficking NGO platform. RIKU provides its services to women, men and children, victims of any kind of human trafficking or related crimes.

Contact Details:
Address: RIKU, Maistraatinportti 4A, 00240 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: +358 40 630 9669
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Website: http://www.riku.fi

KOK - German NGO Network against Trafficking in Human Beings

KOK Logo2014The German NGO Network against Trafficking in Human Beings– KOK e.V. was founded in 1999 and advocates for the rights of trafficked persons and female migrants facing violence. Currently, the KOK network consists of 37 member organisations across Germany, comprising a broad variety of different groups, including faith-based organisations and sex workers' rights groups. One of the main goals pursued by KOK and its member organisations is to improve the living conditions of trafficked persons and to help them assert their rights.

KOK brings together most specialised counselling centres in Germany working with victims of trafficking in human beings as well as other organisations addressing this issue. KOK’s work takes an intersectional approach, i.e. with the knowledge that there are many different forms of discrimination that may occur and reinforce each other. KOK’s work focuses on representing women’s, and, in particular, female migrants’, interests. Thanks to their experience, KOK offers expertise to all groups of trafficked persons.

KOK coordinates the efforts of its member organisations and other stakeholders involved in the issue of human trafficking. It transforms the experiences gained in grassroots counselling centres into political strategies. KOK informs policy makers, scientists, civil society and governmental and intergovernmental stakeholders on the complexity of anti-trafficking policies, and guarantees knowledge sharing across different levels. Some of KOK’s core activities are political advocacy, work in relevant committees and public relations.

Contact details:
Address: Kurfürstenstr. 33, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49  30 263 911 76 
Fax: +49 30 263 911 86
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Website: http://www.kok-gegen-menschenhandel.de/

ASTRA - ANTI-TRAFFICKING ACTION

ASTRAASTRA - Anti-Trafficking Action is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the eradication of all forms of trafficking in human beings, especially in women and children, through comprehensive approach to the problem with the aim of eliminating this specific type of violence and affirming a society free of exploitation, violence, discrimination and social inequalities.

Objectives:

  • To secure comprehensive support to trafficked persons
  • To advocate for respect of victims' rights, adequate punishment for perpetrators, and improvements of the National Anti-Trafficking Mechanism;
  • To raise awareness on human trafficking among the general public and specific groups;
  • To find comprehensive solution to trafficking in human beings and other forms of violence, discrimination, economic and social inequalities

Contact Details
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Hotline: + 381 11 785 0000
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Website: http://www.astra.org.rs/

Strategic Thematic Direction

During 2011-13, through our Power in Migration and Work thematic programme, we engaged more directly with the migrant rights and labour rights movements. During 2014-2016 our work will build on the work of previous years; we will continue to push for a human rights based approach in anti-trafficking policies and practices.  We will also deepen our engagement with the issue of migration and labour.

The three thematic strategic issues outlined below are continuations of our work during 2011-13.

ACCOUNTABILITY Increasing the accountability of all anti-trafficking stakeholders involved in the design or implementation of anti-trafficking responses, towards the persons whose human rights they purport to protect.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE Broadening spaces for trafficked persons and migrant workers to practice their human rights by improving access to justice and combating all forms of discrimination that impact women’s ability to exercise their human rights as they relate to trafficking.

POWER IN MIGRATION AND WORK Centring an analysis of women’s power in their labour and migration to better assess migration and labour policies’ impact on women, and to work towards labour and migration processes that reflect migrants’ needs, aspirations and capabilities.