New EU project investigates demand side measures and initiatives against trafficking.
Trafficking in human beings covers a range of forms of forced labour and exploitation of women, men and children. While responses to trafficking have traditionally focused on combating the criminal networks involved in trafficking or protecting the human rights of victims, European countries are increasingly exploring ways of influencing demand for the services or products of those trafficked within their own economies and societies – for example, through criminalising clients, better control of recruitment agencies, or fair trade campaigns.
Prague, October 18, 2013 – In 2007 European Commission declared the day 18th of October as an EU Anti-Trafficking Day. On this occasion La Strada warns about the alarming numbers published by the European Parliament this week.