Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings



The Party of European Socialists (PES) Women welcomes the new EU strategy

The EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking of Human Beings received a warm welcome from the Party of European Socialists (PES).

PES Women notes the significant measures taken by the Commission including the attention for the gender and children perspective. However, PES Women President Zita Gurmai points out that the attention on the gender dimension should be strengthened.

ILO Special Action Programme to combat Forced Labour (SAP-FL)


ILO International Labour Office

Partners of the project:

  • GTZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
  • EU/AGIS Programme European Commission
  • Irish Aid Department of Foreign Affairs



Objectives and results

Mirror Project

“Developing agreed methodology of identification and referral for trafficking for labour exploitation: guaranteeing the victims the access to protection”


ACCEM – Spain,

Partners of the project:

The Way Forward in Establishing Effective Transnational Referral Mechanisms

“The Way Forward in Establishing Effective Transnational Referral Mechanisms. A Report Based on Experiences in Cases of Human Trafficking in South-Eastern Europe”.

International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), 2012, 162 pages

Fundamental principles and rights at work: From commitment to action

International Labour Conference, 2012, 119 pages

This Global Report analyses the use of fundamental principles and rights (including elimination of forced labour) in trade agreements, the impact of ILO's standard-related work as well as promotional activities, the challenge of enforcement and gaps in the realization of fundamental rights at work.

ILO 2012 Global estimate of forced labour

On the 1st of June 2012 the new ILO Global estimate of forced labour has been launched.

According to the report 20.9 million women, men and children are suffering in forced labour.

The head of the ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, Beate Andrees, says that ILO has made good progress ensuring most countries now have legislation which criminalises forced labour, human trafficking and slavery-like practices. Attention should now turn to better identification and prosecution of forced labour and related offences such as human trafficking.

New GRETA report on Romania

On the 31st of May 2012 the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published its evaluation report on Romania.

In the report, GRETA recognizes the efforts made by the Romanian authorities to tackle trafficking in human beings. Among the measures adopted, Romania has set up the National Agency against Trafficking in Persons, has introduced a national identification and referral mechanism for victims of trafficking and implemented the anti-trafficking legislation.


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