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  • Creating a European coalition of NGOs and trade unions to prevent violence and protect women and young people in the workplace, with a specific focus on trafficking




    Anti-Slavery International, UK


    €164.000 of EU support


    2009 - 2010

    Objectives and results

    The project is a capacity building and advocacy initiative to assist and increase the involvement of European trade unions in the identification, prevention and support of workplace victims of violence, with a specific focus on women and young people who have been trafficked. The broad objectives of the project were to:

    · Raise awareness, increase the information base and develop the skills and expertise of trade unions and trade union officials; in order to identify people particularly vulnerable to exploitation at work (specifically young people and women), to assist the victims and prevent further abuse.

    · Identify and promote best practices and develop methodologies to utilise the different skills and strengths of both sectors.

    · Enlist trade union participation in national referral mechanisms, in order to connect victims of trafficking for labour exploitation directly from their workplace to the assistance and support systems available from national NGO sectors.

    Specific project activities include needs assessment visits, regional training seminars on victim identification, protection and prevention, networking between trade unions, federations and NGOs, identification of good practice and case collection and analysis.

    The project activities directly involved with around 120 NGO workers and 120 union officials, and around 860 targeted stakeholders, including policy-makers, governmental officials, law enforcement officers and labour inspectors.

    Publications and resources

    • Guide 'Never Work Alone'  for trade unions and other civil society organisations to jointly combat modern-day slavery and trafficking of workers.

    Further information

    Ms Yvonne Lane, coordinator


    Child trafficking