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La Strada Česká Republika

LS_CzechLa Strada Czech Republic (La Strada Ceska Republika o.p.s.) has been registered as an independent non-governmental organisation since 1998. La Strada Czech Republic is one of the founding members of La Strada and began its work in 1995.

La Strada Czech Republic has developed a multi-disciplinary approach programme to fight against human trafficking, which consists of 3 campaigns:

  • Information & Lobby
  • Prevention & Education
  • Social Assistance

It is a bottom-up program in which direct contact with trafficked persons provides invaluable experience, skills and information applicable in prevention and lobby work. Trafficked persons are not only informed of the risks of trafficking through Prevention & Education Campaign, but they are also supported to recover from traumatic experience and build up a new life through the Social Assistance Campaign. Finally, the Information & Lobby Campaign advocates for their reintegration into society as well as the acknowledgement that trafficking in persons is a severe violation of human rights and a serious criminal offence that has to be adequately addressed. All the activities of the organisation stem from several basic principles: respect for human rights, equal opportunities, non-discriminatory approach, empowerment and protection of interests in trafficked persons.

 

Contact Details
Address: P.O.BOX 305, 111 21 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Tel: +420-222-721810
Fax: +420-222-721810
Hot Line: 00420 222 71 71 71
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Website: http://www.strada.cz  

 

Ban-Ying

BanYing.10.2014

Ban Ying is a specialised counselling centre which works to combat human trafficking.

As one of the oldest women’s projects working in this area in Berlin, Ban Ying campaigns for the rights of migrant women who have experienced violence, exploitation or human trafficking.

The aim of Ban Ying’s work is to improve the living conditions and social and legal situation of migrant women in Germany. In order to achieve this, the organisation's work does not just focus upon migrant women affected by violence, but also upon their environment and the wider public sphere.

Ban Ying offers advice and counselling services to migrant women and transgender individuals in Berlin and other parts of Germany. In exceptional circumstances, Ban Ying can also offer their services to migrant men. 

Contact Details
Address: Ban Ying, Anklamer Strasse 38, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 4406373 or +49 30 4406374
Fax: +49 30 4406375
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Website: http://www.ban-ying.de 

 

 

La Strada Macedonia

Open Gate – Women Lobby on Action against Violence and Trafficking in Women – La Strada Macedonia

OpenGateThe La Strada programme in Macedonia is implemented by the NGO "Open Gate - Women Lobby and Action against Violence and Trafficking in Women", which has been registered as an independent NGO since September 2000. In 2006 Open Gate/La Strada Macedonia created BUDNOST, national network of 12 Anti-trafficking NGOs.

Open Gate/La Strada Macedonia runs Information and Lobby programmes (the organisation is a member of the Secretariat of the National Commission that monitors and analyses the situation of human trafficking and coordinates the activities of competent institutions); Prevention and Education programmes (with a special focus on children, women and the Roma community); and Social (Direct) Assistance programmes which provide long-term (6-12 months) care for victims of trafficking, including accommodation (Open Gate/La Strada Macedonia runs the only shelter in Macedonia for nationals), medical services, legal services, anonymous consultations and advice, vocational training, and study and employment support.

Contact Details
Address: P.O. Box 110, 1000 Skopje
Tel: +389 2 2700 107
Fax: +389 2 2700 367
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Website: http://www.lastrada.org.mk

La Strada Moldova

International Center for Women Rights Protection and Promotion “La Strada Moldova”

LS MoldovaThe International Centre for Women Rights Protection and Promotion "La Strada Moldova" was founded and registered as non-governmental organisation in 2001.

La Strada Moldova strives to build a society based on the principle of respect for human rights, sense to the issue of trafficking in persons and all forms of abuse against children and women. It is active in direct assistance, prevention activities and lobbying activities: Assistance activities include victim identification, facilitated rescue and repatriation, emergency psycho-social assistance, facilitated rehabilitation and reintegration; mediation service for vulnerable witnesses during legal proceedings and court hearing; these services are organised within the Drop-in-Centre for trafficked persons which also runs an SOS-Line and capacity building programmes for practitioners on addressing cases of human trafficking and assisting trafficked persons. Prevention and education activities include awareness, information and training. These activities are organised by the Resource Centre for migrants that runs peer-to-peer educational program, Toll Free Hot-Line and special library and capacity building programs for practitioners on trafficking prevention. Lobbying activities include technical support and legal expertise to policy makers in developing and implementing anti-trafficking framework and strategies; research and analyses on human trafficking and associated issues; consultancy, legal and analytical support to various international anti-trafficking programs.

One of La Strada Moldova’s focuses is widening victims’ access to assistance and protection, irrespective of whether they are willing to cooperate with the police.

Contact Details
Address: P.O. Box 259, Chisinau, Moldova 2012
Tel: + 373 - 22 23 49 06/21
Fax: + 373 - 22 23 49 07
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Website: http://www.lastrada.md

La Strada Poland

La Strada Foundation Against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery

LS PolandLa Strada Poland was one of the founding members of the La Strada network in 1995. The Foundation was created in February and registered in September 1996.

In the past twenty years, La Strada Poland has become an (inter)nationally acknowledged specialised and professional expert and advisory centre on the issue of trafficking in persons. In the area of Information and Lobby, La Strada Poland participates in the working group that implements and monitors the "National action programme to combat and prevent trafficking in persons in Poland". It is also involved in a research on changes and consequences of the EU accession for Poland and monitoring the impact of EU accession and the changing role of Poland both as a country of origin and a country of destination for human trafficking. In the area of Prevention and Education, La Strada Poland provides information focused on legal job opportunities abroad (EU countries) and on safe migration for work. In terms of direct assistance, the organisation runs a crisis intervention centre that has become an integral part of the social assistance process. It includes a shelter for trafficked (both nationals and migrant) women as well as a hotline and legal, medical, psychological and social assistance.

Contact Details
Address: P.O. Box 5, 00-956 Warsaw 10
Tel / Fax: +48 - 22 622 1985
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Website: http://www.strada.org.pl

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.