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Portuguese Association for Victim Support

APAVThe Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) is a private charitable organisation, recognised by law with statutory objective to inform, protect and support citizens who have been victims of crime. It is a non-profit organisation assisted by volunteers, which supports victims of crime, in a personal, sensitive and professional way, through the provision of free and confidential services. APAV provides psychological, emotional, legal and social support for victims of all types of crime. In the past years, APAV has been developing relevant work in the fields of prevention of human trafficking and supporting the victims of this crime, being involved in international and national projects in the area and also in the development of policies together with national authorities.  

Contact Details
Address: Rua Jose Estevao, 135-A 1150-201 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel/fax:: +351 21 358 79 14
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Website: http://www.apav.pt

 

 

Asociación Hetaira

HetairaAsociación Hetaira is a Human Rights advocacy group whose aim is to raise social awareness on sex workers' rights, fight stigmatisation, denounce the violence sex workers face and facilitate their organisation. Heteira started on 12 March 1995, on the initiative of a group of women, some of whom worked as sex workers. At the time of its inception, women felt the need to organise and to fight against social stigma, to defend their rights and to promote the interests of sex workers.

Contact Details
Address: c/ Fuencarral, 18, 4º F. 28004 Madrid
Tel: +915 232 678
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Website: http://www.colectivohetaira.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



ASOCIATIA PRO REFUGIU

Pro RefugiuAsociatia Pro Refugiu's mission is protect, promote the rights of victims of human trafficking, asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable persons, as well as dealing with issues faced by these persons, according to national and international legislation.

The organisation's activities include: legal assistance, counselling, health assistance, access to employment, pre-migration assistance, educational campaigns, research, advocacy, training of professionals working on trafficking and migration-related work.

Contact Details
Address: 56 Crangasi street, district 6, Bucharest, Romania
Tel/fax:: +40732623218
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Website: http://www.prorefugiu.org 

 

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

HRDFThe Human Resource Development Foundation, established in 1988, implements programmes to contribute to the solution of problems stemming from irregular population movements and to eliminate the factors that hinder social development. HRDF has expertise in implementing different programmes:

1- Reproductive/Sexual Health and Rights Programme: activities range from providing technical support on family planning counselling to prevention of STIs and HIV/AIDS and promoting sex workers' rights.

2- Irregular Migration: Activities range from providing psychosocial assistance to asylum seekers/refugees to combating human trafficking and promoting human rights of undocumented migrant workers. 

3- Community Development: Establishing community centres in poor neighbourhoods of cities with special emphasis on empowerment of women.

Contact Details
Address: Yenicarsi Cad. No. 34 Beyoglu - Istanbul 34425 Turkey
Tel/Fax: +90 212 293 16 05
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Website: http://www.ikgv.org 

 

GENERA - ASOCIACION EN DEFENSA DE LOS DERECHOS DE LAS MUJERES

Genera - Asociacion en Defensa de los Derechos de las Mujeres  is an organisation based in Catalonia. Its work is aimed at defending and claiming rights from a gender perspective. Sex work, migration and trafficking in women are all in its fields of action. Direct intervention on sex work spaces, knowledge-building and community action are the strategic lines.

Contact Details
Address: c/ Sant Pau, 28-2o 1a, Barcelona, Spain 08001
Phone: +34 933296043
Fax:+34 933296043
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Website: http://www.genera.org.es/

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.