Prevention of trafficking in human beings. Advocacy and support to victims.
Trafficking in human beings
Trafficking in human beings is a severe human rights violation and a modern form of slavery.
It affects women, men and children, who due to different vulnerabilities become subject of exploitation.
The crime generates huge profits for the perpetrators and leaves long lasting detrimental effects to victims: health problems, social-economic exclusion and isolation.
According to the International Labour Organisation, more than 2 million people globally are in situation of modern slavery.
The registered victims in the European Union are more than 20 000, though a large part of the human trafficking victims remain outside of the official statistics.
A comprehensive approach, based on prevention measures, actions to investigate and prosecute traffickers while providing protection and support to victims, is the only effective strategy to eradicate the problem.
A prerequisite for combatting trafficking in human beings is the cooperation between different stakeholders, including public bodies, civil society, academia, business and media, together with the existence of effective public policies and monitoring mechanisms.
Dignita’s priorities are in the fields of prevention of trafficking in human beings and in the sphere of providing remedies and assistance to victims. Dignita aims to:
- provide expertise and promote the development of rights-based policies for combating trafficking in human beings;
- provide knowledge and develop skills of high risk groups to recognize and avoid situations that may lead to trafficking and exploitation;
- support the social reintegration of victims through providing legal aid and economic empowerment measures;
- activate the participation of the private sector in a broad partnership network for combatting trafficking in human beings.
Dignita relies upon the expertise of professionals in the field of development of public policies, protection of victims rights, communications and business development.
Trainings of representatives of high risk groups on recognising and preventing trafficking in human beings.
Mentorship and support to victims of trafficking, empowerment and assistance in accessing regular employment.
Building partnerships to identify opportunities for socio-economic empowerment of persons at risk and to promote the development of effective policies for the prevention of the crime.
Capacity building to different specialist in the field of recognising and identifying the crime, international and national legal framework, victims rights and rights based anti-trafficking policies.
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