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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

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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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.riku.fi

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.