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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

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at home, abroad and on the way...

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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
at home, abroad and on the way...

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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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://pro-tukipiste.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.