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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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.kok-gegen-menschenhandel.de/

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.