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La Strada International

LSI-20-Years motto 101214La Strada International is the International Secretariat of the La Strada network (formed by the La Strada organisations in Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Macedonia and the Netherlands). All La Strada member organisations are registered as independent non-governmental organisations and work at the grassroots level, on the issue of trafficking in human beings. Some members also work on the issue of gender-based violence violence.

La Strada International focuses on international networking, lobby and advocacy and public relations on behalf of the member organisations as well as producing common policies, action plans, harmonised lobby and advocacy programmes. La Strada International works on the expansion of its relations with national and international organisations, national governments, European institutions and UN bodies. The secretariat supports capacity building of the members and provides a forum for NGOs on the issue of human trafficking. It also houses an international archive and documentation centre and manages the international La Strada website.

Contact Details:

Address: Postbus 15865, 1001NJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 6881414
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Website: http://www.lastradainternational.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NGO "Novi put"

Logo Novi putNovi put was established in 2010 by women with long anti-trafficking experience. The organisation is registered at the state level and implements anti-trafficking programmes comprised of education and grass roots prevention activities among groups vulnerable to human trafficking; counselling support to potential and confirmed victims; training and lectures for both law enforcement agencies and general public; lobbying and information campaigns. Novi put runs a Help Line providing up-to date information on human trafficking and safe migration. The organisation is a member of the core Regional Monitoring Team for anti-trafficking established by the ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a member of the La Strada International NGO Platform and European NGO Platform Against Trafficking, Exploitation and Slavery (ENPATES).

Contact Details:

Address: Zagrebačka 9, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: +387 36 988022, +38761240934
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Website: http://www.newroadbih.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEFÖ

LEFÖ – Information, Education and Support for Migrant Women

Lefoe

LEFÖ is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 1985 by a group of politically exiled Latin American women living in Vienna. LEFึÖ is committed to advocate and lobby for the rights of migrant women and aims at enhancing their integration by empowering them to get out of relationsips characterised by violence, addiction and exploitation.

LEFÖ works in the following areas: lobbying, advocacy, networking and public relations; health prevention for migrant sex workers; counselling and education for migrant women from Latin America.

LEFÖ IBF (Intervention Centre for Trafficked Women) was founded in 1998 and is part of LEFÖ specialised to support trafficked women and girls. It offers direct assistance to women affected by trafficking (including legal, social, and psychological counselling and advice, as well as support in the process of recovering their rights, temporary shelter and support in cases of women returning to their home countries).


Contact Details
Address: Kettenbrückengasse 15/4, A-1050 Vienna, Austria
Tel: + 43-1-5811881
Fax: + 43-1-5811882
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Website: http://www.lefoe.at

LEFÖ IBF
Address: Floragasse 7a/7, A – 1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43–1–7969298
Fax: +43-1–7969299
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La Strada Belarus

GPLa Strada Belarus is a programme implemented by the International Public Association "Gender Perspectives"

Gender Perspectives/La Strada Belarus is active in the fields of Information and Lobbying; Prevention and Education (including a hotline on safe migration); and Social (Direct) Assistance to trafficked persons in the form of reintegration and rehabilitation programmes. Its direct assistance programme provides a comprehensive range of services including medical, psychological, legal information, counselling, financial assistance and vocational trainings. In addition to its anti-trafficking work, Gender Perspectives works also more broadly on the issue of gender equality in Belarus and is running a shelter for victims of domestic violence. 

Contact Details:
Address: P.O. Box 74, Minsk 220088, Belarus
Tel / Fax: + 375 17 211 02 51 
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Website: http://lastrada.by
Website: http://www.genderperspectives.by/

La Strada Bulgaria

Animus Association - La Strada Bulgaria

ANIMUSSince 1998, Animus Association implements the La Strada Programme in Bulgaria. The priority of Animus Association is the development of a Centre for rehabilitation, counselling and psychotherapy for women, adolescents and children survivors of violence. It lobbies for legislation change, as well as for changes to the social and health system with respect to the needs of women, adolescents and children victims and survivors of violence.

Animus/La Strada Bulgaria activities focus on the areas of Information and Lobby; Prevention and Education (with a special emphasis on minors in all its campaigns); and Social (Direct) Assistance (including legal, social, medical and psychological assistance). The organisation runs a Crisis Unit that provides short-term accommodation. Minor survivors of trafficking are included as a target group in the Animus/La Strada Bulgaria campaigns on social assistance and prevention. A new model of work that takes into account their specific age-related needs and trauma experience is also being developed by this organisation. The “Animus” Training Centre disseminates an original model of work based on an in-depth understanding of the trauma from violence.

Contact Details
Address: 85 Ekzarh Yossif St. 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel / Fax: +359 2 938 5205 / 5305 / 5405
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Website: www.animusassociation.org

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.