Joint Efforts Final Conference Report now available

The report of the Conference on “New Forms of European Partnership and Cooperation in Combating and Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings” is now available here. This event was organised within the framework provided by the European Commission's Directorate General Home Affairs ISEC Programme on Prevention of and Fight against Crime,  and highlighted the main features of the current debate taking place between policy makersmedical practitionerslaw enforcementborder guards and judicial officialscivil society and academia. This event reflected upon the results of two years long efforts in building new forms of  multidisciplinary partnerships and strategies aiming at the protection of victims of trafficking as well as introducing innovative tools for sustainable cooperation between the medical field and law enforcement. In this way the conference provided a valuable input to the implementation of the 2012 EU Strategy Towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings. 

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Joint Efforts Conference Agenda now available

The preliminary agenda of the Joint Efforts Final Conference that will take place on 6 March 2014 at the premises of the Egmont Palace in Brussels is now available here. Highlights include the opening speech of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, the address of dr Krisztina BertaDeputy State Secretary for EU and International Relations, Ministry of Interior, Hungary, the intervention of UN Under Secretary General and ICC Prosecutor, Mr Serge Brammertz and the presentation of Ms Myria Vasiliadou, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator on behalf of the European Commission.

Through three interesting and lively panel discussions the following topics will be touched upon: human and minority rights in the countries of origin and destination; the medical secrecy as a possible obstacle in the multi-disciplinary approach; the future European policies furthering synergies between all stakeholders in the fight against THB...and much more!

Due to the great interest in this event, online registrations are now closed. We can still consider individual requests sent to project@payoke.be.

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UPDATE: Due to the great interest in this event, online registrations are now closed. We can still consider individual requests sent to project@payoke.be.

We are glad to announce that registrations for the Conference on “New Forms of European Partnership and Cooperation in Combating and Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings” are now open! This event is being organised within the framework provided by the European Commission's Directorate General Home Affairs ISEC Programme on Prevention of and Fight against Crime,  and will highlight the main features of the current debate taking place between policy makersmedical practitionerslaw enforcementborder guards and judicial officialscivil society and academia. This event will reflect upon the results of two years long efforts in building new forms of  multidisciplinary partnerships and strategies aiming at the protection of victims of trafficking as well as introducing innovative tools for sustainable cooperation between the medical field and law enforcement. In this way the conference will provide a valuable input to the implementation of the 2012 EU Strategy Towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings. 

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BBC: Women 'held as slaves for 30 years'

Three women have been "rescued" from a south London house as police investigate claims they were held as slaves for about 30 years. Last month officers were contacted by Freedom Charity after it received a call from a woman saying she had been held against her will for decades. A Malaysian woman, 69, an Irish woman, 57, and a British woman, 30, were rescued from the house on 25 October. A man, 73, and woman, 67, were held in Lambeth and bailed until January.

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