Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Preventing and Combating all Forms of Trafficking in Women

Preventing and Combating all Forms of Trafficking in Women

Austria and Neighbouring Countries – Preventing and Combating all Forms of Trafficking in Women: Improving Transnational Coordination and Cooperation; Developing and Strengthening Networks and Partnerships with Third Countries: Master Plan for Implementation, Joint Regional Activities for the Period 2011 to 2013

January 2011, 25 pages

The purpose of this regional initiative is to enhance the practical implementation of established norms, instruments and existing good practices within a smaller and thus potentially more manageable and effective group, supporting and complementing the implementation of the larger new European anti-trafficking framework.

By enhancing regional understanding of and knowledge about human trafficking in all its forms and improving regional cooperation, coordination and experience exchange, the Initiative can contribute to more effectively preventing and combating trafficking in human beings (THB) for all forms of exploitation.

The Initiative was launched by the Austrian Government Minister for Women and Public Administration, with the Austrian Institute for International Affairs/Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik (oiip) as the lead organization, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).