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  • Breaking the Silence - Trafficking in Human Beings in Romani Communities


    European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Hungary




    People in Need (PiN), Czech Republic

    Objectives and Results

    The aims of this project, for which field research in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia was conducted, were to

    • Create an overview of the purposes and perceived impact and extent of trafficking on Romani persons;
    • Identify vulnerability factors that put Romani individuals at risk of trafficking;
    • Outline what governments and civil society are doing (or are failing to do) with regard to prevention, protection and prosecution; and to
    • Provide reliable, evidence-based information on how Romani communities are affected by trafficking in human beings with the aim of informing human rights-based anti-trafficking and social inclusion policy and programming.

    Publications and Other Resources

    Report 'Breaking the Silence: Trafficking in Romani Communities' and other information available at

    Further Information

    Ms Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Coordinator of Research and Advocacy – European Roma Rights Centre –


    Human rights