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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

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Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

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

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Human Trafficking Legal Center

human trafficking notagx135The Human Trafficking Legal Center (HT Legal Center) uses a rights-based approach to fight for justice for trafficking victims. HT Legal Center trains pro bono attorneys to represent trafficking victims in the United States. It makes referrals on case-by-case basis, providing mentoring and extensive technical assistance for complex civil, immigration and criminal cases. HT Legal Center attorneys monitor the developing case law, focusing on impact litigation in the federal courts. The Center also conducts research and maintains a comprehensive database on federal civil and criminal trafficking cases. 

Contact Details
Address: 1030 15th St. NW, Suite 104B, Washington, DC 20005, United States of America 
Tel: +1 202 854 9851
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Website: http://www.htlegalcenter.org 

Brigada Callejera

LOGOTIPO _BRIGADA_CALLEJERA_A_COLORBrigada Callejera (Brigada Callejera de Apoyo a la Mujer “Elisa Martínez”) is a non-governmental organisation that has been working with sex workers in Mexico since 1995. Brigada offers education and many other services to help sex workers find dignity in their work, and develop the skills to find other work. Brigada specialises in the defence of human rights and labour rights of sex workers.

Brigada Callejera helps sex workers form cooperatives and gain access to medical care, while distributing condoms and working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Brigada also has a "board" (patronage) and "outside counsel" made ​​up of specialists in health, public policy and journalism. One of its objectives is to promote community mobilisation of sex workers, its customers and partners against trafficking for sexual exploitation.

 

Contact Details
Address: Calle Corregidora 115-204, Col. Zona Centro, del. Venustiano Carranza, Distrito Federal, México 15100
Tel: +52 55 55427835
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Blog: http://www.brigadaac.mayfirst.org 
Facebook page: https://es-la.facebook.com/brigadacallejera/
Twitter: @brigadaelisa

 

 

PROS (Providing Resources, Offering Support)

PROS (Providing Resources, Offering Support) provides holistic services for sex workers and survivors of human trafficking. PROS is a grassroots initiative in Toronto, Ontario that combines legal, medical and social services with peer-lead initiatives to meet the needs of women and girls who are engaged in sex work or who have experienced trafficking for sexual exploitation. Programmes at the centre are non-partisan and non-denominational, and are committed to social change and innovation. Utilising a harm reduction approach, the organisation offers a continuum of services for women and girls engaged in sex work.

Contact Details
Address: 315 Dundas East Toronto Ontario M5A 2A2
Tel No: +4163387768
Fax: +4163687819
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Website: http://allsaintstoronto.com/pros/

SAFE HORIZON

SafeHorizon

Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization and serves over 350,000 people each year who have been touched by violence.  Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. The Anti-Trafficking Program was established in 2001, to serve trafficked persons in the New York City metropolitan area and is one of the country’s largest providers to survivors of human trafficking. The Anti-Trafficking Program works to provide direct services such as shelter or housing referrals, crisis counseling, and legal assistance to trafficking victims. It also provides national training and community outreach, and operates the New York City Service Network for Trafficked Persons.

The Anti-Trafficking Program utilizes an intensive case management approach in providing direct services to trafficked persons. The Program regularly receives referrals from Federal law enforcement agencies, and service providers to coordinate and provide direct services.
 
Contact Details
Address: 50 Court Street, Ste 811, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Tel: +1 718 943 8649/ 718 943 8644
Fax: +1 718 943 8653
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Website: http://www.safehorizon.org
 

FIRST

FIRSTFIRST is a coalition of feminists who have come together to support the rights of sex industry workers and advocate for the decriminalisation of adult sex work.

FIST is guided by the fundamental principle that sex industry workers should have equal benefit of the human rights protections that are available to all members of Canadian society.

 
Contact Details
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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.