Non-governmental organisations

La Strada International is closely cooperating with NGOs at International level. For lobby and advocacy purposes we it cooperates especially with the non-governmental organisations below. LSI is member of GAATW, ICRSE, PICUM and HRDN.

Might you want to know more about other NGO’s in Europe, we have developed a social map that provides an overview of NGOs per country and the services they offer to trafficked persons and migrants.

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Global Alliance Against Traffic on Women (GAATW)
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) is an Alliance of more than 80 non-governmental organisations from Africa, Asia, Europe, LAC and North America. GAATW sees the phenomenon of human trafficking intrinsically embedded in the context of migration for the purpose of labour. GAATW therefore promotes and defends the human rights of all migrants and their families against the threat of an increasingly globalised labour market and calls for safety standards for migrant workers in the process of migration and in the formal and informal work sectors.

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PICUM – Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants aims to promote respect for the basic social rights of undocumented migrants within Europe. PICUM manages a comprehensive links site with addresses and descriptions of organisations that work with undocumented migrants in Europe.

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Victim Support Europe (VSE)
Is the leading European umbrella organisation advocating on behalf of all victims of crime, no matter what the crime, no matter who the victim is. VSE represents 61 national member organisations, providing support and information services to more than 2 million people affected by crime every year in 31 countries. VSE conducts advocacy to improve EU and international laws, through research and knowledge development and through capacity building at the national and local level.

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International Federation Terre des Hommes
In 2001 Terre des Hommes launched an international campaign to stop child trafficking. The campaign now operates in 36 countries with the participation of 900 local and national NGOs. It combines awareness raising activities, advocacy work and direct help to children in more than 20 countries.

Is a worldwide network of organizations working to end the sexual exploitation of children. They work at all levels, supporting shelters for survivors, training and supporting law enforcement, influencing governments and conducting a wide range of research. At the heart of all their work is every child’s right to live free from sexual exploitation and abuse.

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The International Committee on the Rights of Sex workers in Europe (ICRSE) is a network of sex worker organisations and their allies that work together to support the development of national and international law, policy and practice, which respects and upholds the human and labour rights of sex workers throughout Europe and Central Asia.

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TAMPEP is an international networking and intervention project operating in 24 countries in Europe which aims to act as an observatory in relation to the dynamics of migrant prostitution across Europe. TAMPEP focusses on assessing the situation and needs of female and transgender sex workers of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, and developing appropriate responses. The project reaches persons from more than 50 different nationalities.

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Global Worker Justice Alliance
The Global Worker Justice Alliance combats migrant workers exploitation by promoting transnational access to justice through a cross-border network of worker advocates and resources. Global Workers brings host-country advocates together with their sending-country counterparts to assist each other in hundreds of concrete cases and policy reform on behalf of migrant workers. The project is launching in the USA, Mexico and Guatemala and will eventually expand into other transnational migratory streams.

Human Rights

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Human Rights and Democracy Network
The HRDN is an informal grouping of NGOs operating at EU level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and conflict prevention. The vision of the HRDN is that human rights and democracy are placed at the heart of the European Union’s internal and external policy agenda. This vision should manifest itself in a European Union that effectively protects human rights at home and is a force for positive change in the world.

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Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world.  They direct their advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices.

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Amnesty International
Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. In pursuit of this vision, AI’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.