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Justice Centre Hong Kong

JCHKJustice Centre Hong Kong is a leading nonprofit human rights organisation working to protect the rights of vulnerable groups in Hong Kong: refugees and victims of torture, human trafficking and forced labour.
Justice Centre Hong Kong works to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, survivors of torture, human trafficking and forced labour. The organisation's vision is for Hong Kong to be a fair and inclusive society where even the most marginalised enjoy fundamental rights and access to justice. The mission is to enable clients to access their rights through legal and psychosocial support, policy, advocacy and research while strengthening the rule of law in Hong Kong.
Justice Centre was historically Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre (HKRAC) founded in 2007 and was the first and only non-governmental organisation in Hong Kong to provide free and vital legal aid to vulnerable refugees seeking protection through the UN refugee agency’s Refugee Screening Determination process. The organisation was relaunched as Justice Centre Hong Kong in 2014, expanding its services to assist all refugees seeking protection via the Unified Screening Mechanism, as well as working on human trafficking and forced labour issues in Hong Kong.

Contact details:
Address: L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street,
West Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Tel: +852 3109 7359
Fax: +852 3422 3019
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Website: http://www.justicecentre.org.hk/ 

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 

Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX)

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Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) works towards a world in which there is no human trafficking for labour exploitation. In so doing FLEX seeks to prevent labour abuses, protect the rights of trafficked persons and promote best practice responses to human trafficking for labour exploitation by undertaking research, knowledge building and evidence-based advocacy. 

 

Through this work FLEX:

- Builds understanding of how best to prevent and identify cases of trafficking for labour exploitation;
- Increases focus on labour rights and labour standards in anti-trafficking policy and practice; and
- Enhances understanding of legal rights and obligations relating to trafficking for labour exploitation.

FLEX is a registered charity based in London, UK

Contact details: 
The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, SE11 5RR London, The United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 3752 5516
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Website: http://www.labourexploitation.org 

Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP)

OKUPOvibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP) is a community-based migrants rights organisation that operates on the principles of human rights and gender justice, substantive equality and non-discrimination.

OKUP has sound capacity and expertise in the area of migrants rights, health, and social and economic reintegration. OKUP advocates for the human rights of all migrant workers across the borders including the rights of movement, rights of employment, rights of dignity, and the rights of health. The fundamental guiding principle of OKUP is the centrality of migrant workers in the migration discourse at all levels through unity, capacity enhancement, and leadership development.

Contact Details:
Adress: 542 Mridha Plaza, South Dania, Dhaka-1236, Bangladesh
Tell: +880 2 7553737
Fax: +880 2 7553737
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Website: http://www.okup.org.bd 

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
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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.