Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

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Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child - 2017

The EU Foreign Ministers have adopted the revised EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child - Leave no Child Behind.

Children have the potential to be the greatest agents of change and sustainable development in their communities and in their countries. They are the leaders of tomorrow. The EU will continue to stand up for the rights of every child to reach their full potential in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols.

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The Commission reports on Member States measures to combat trafficking in human beings

The European Commission has adopted today two Reports on the prevention and combating of trafficking in human beings and the protection of victims of trafficking. This Report responds to the requirements of Article 23 of the Directive and aims to effectively promote the objectives of the Directive.

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Call for expression of interest to participate in the EU civil society platform against trafficking in human beings

On 31 May 2013, the Commission launched an EU Civil Society Platform against trafficking in human beings as an action of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016.

With the current Strategy coming to its completion, the Commission is launching a renewed Call for Expression of Interest to participate in the EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings in order to respond to the request by numerous civil society actors to join these efforts as well as to affirm the interest of the current participants in the work conducted.

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Call for expression of interest to participate in the EU civil society platform against trafficking in human beings

On 31 May 2013, the Commission launched an EU Civil Society Platform against trafficking in human beings as an action of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016.

With the current Strategy coming to its completion, the Commission is launching a renewed Call for Expression of Interest to participate in the EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings in order to respond to the request by numerous civil society actors to join these efforts as well as to affirm the interest of the current participants in the work conducted.

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Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou on the occasion of the presentation of the first report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings

Brussels, 19 May 2016

Commissioner Avramopoulos presented together with the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Myria Vassiliadou, the First Report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings.

 

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First Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings

Commission adopted the first Report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings.

The European Commission reported on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings. The report presents trends and challenges in addressing trafficking in human beings, examines progress made and highlights key challenges that the EU and its Member States need to address as a priority. Despite progress made, EU Member States need to step up efforts to fight effectively against trafficking in human beings.

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Study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings

European Commission, 2016, 240 pages

The purpose of this study is to contribute to the identification and understanding of what it means to be ‘taking into account the gender perspective, to strengthen the prevention of this crime and protection of the victims thereof’, as required in Article 1 of European Union (EU Directive 2011/36/EU on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting its Victims in the context of the EU Strategy (COM(2012) 286 final) Towards the eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings.

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Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019

European Commission Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, 2015, 27 pages

Promoting gender equality is a core activity for the EU: equality between women and men is a fundamental EU value, an EU objective and a driver for economic growth. The Union shall aim to promote equality between men and women in all its activities.

The Commission’s 2010-2015 strategy for equality between women and men prioritised five key areas for action:

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