The International La Strada Association (La Strada International/LSI) is a leading European NGO network that works to ensure a world without trafficking in human beings by promoting respect for human rights. The network comprises eight independent member organisations that operate from a grass-roots level. The members are based in Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine and implement activities for advocacy, prevention and social support for trafficked persons and at-risk groups in order to empower them to exercise their rights.
An International Secretariat supports the members by coordinating the implementation of common strategies, engaging in advocacy activities and networking and organising capacity building to provide better services to the target groups. LSI secretariat monitors and harmonises common La Strada activities, is responsible for data collection, registration and information provision and for advocacy work on the international level to promote the integration of the human rights based approach to trafficking into legislation, policies and measures.
For more information, please contact Suzanne Hoff.
- Justice at Last – Access to Compensation for Trafficked Persons
Today, on EU Anti-Trafficking Day 2016, we call on European governments to implement ten action points to improve access to justice and compensation for trafficked persons.
- Statement on Amnesty International policy on sex workers rights
La Strada International welcomes Amnesty International’s policy on sex workers’ rights and decriminalisation of sex work
- Tackling human trafficking at the roots
This article by Amy Weatherburn from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel highlights some of the achievements of the TRACE project so far.
- LSI Statement on EU Ant-Trafficking Day
On the ninth EU Anti-Trafficking Day, La Strada International calls for improved labour protection for all (migrant) workers and increased identification of trafficked persons in all sectors of the economy.
- Engaging the private sector to end human trafficking
La Strada International and SOMO have launched a new resource guide for NGOs
- Eighth La Strada International NGO Platform
In May La Strada International organised the 8th LSI NGO Platform in Skopje, Macedonia.
- 20 years La Strada
In 2015 the La Strada network celebrates its 20th anniversary!
- Data Protection Challenges in Anti-Trafficking Policies
The European NGO initiative datACT – data protection in anti-trafficking action published the practical guide “Data Protection Challenges in Anti-Trafficking Policies”.
- Joint NGO statement for European Day for Victims of Crime
Ahead of the European Day for Victims of Crime, NGOs are calling on states to implement their obligations to protect the rights of victims of crime.
- Start of project Balkans ACT Now-II
Since January, LSI is involved as a partner in the second phase of the project Balkans ACT Now, coordinated by ASTRA-Serbia