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EU side-event CSW63: Access to rights of women and girls who are victims of trafficking: assistance, protection and support

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 13:15-14:30

United Nations Headquarters - Conference Room 11

RSVP HERE by 8 March 2019



Dr. Myria Vassiliadou

EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

H.E. Ms. Laura Thompson

Deputy Director General, International Organisation for Migration

Representative of the Philippines (name TBC)


EU ATC in Dublin, Ireland

The EU’s Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinator, Dr Myria Vassiliadou, met with Ms Fitzgerald in Dublin on the 7th of October 2014. The pair discussed the need to reduce demand at European level.

The Irish Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, has highlighted the “scourge” of human trafficking in Ireland and said that action will be taken to help exploited women.


Hearing before the European Parliament

Myria Vassiliadou, the EU's Anti-Trafficking Coordinator (EUATC), presented on the 2nd of December 2014, the mid-term report of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016 at the European Parliament.

Members of Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee and Women's Rights and Gender Equality held a joint debate to discuss the issue, which affects thousands of EU citizens each year.


EU Anti Trafficking Coordinator visit to Poland

Myria Vassiliadou, EU Anti Trafficking Coordinator, visited Poland on the  13th and 14th of  March.

The EU ATC met with representatives of governmental and non-governmental bodies in the field of addressing trafficking in human beings.

See below selected highlights from her visit, courtesy of the European Commission Representation in Poland.

Full article (in PL):



Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs

On 17 November 2009, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso offered her the role of Commissioner for Home Affairs.

The Commissioner is responsible for the Home Affairs portfolio in the European Commission, her focus is on two main policy areas: migration and security.

In the field of migration, she is working to put in place a Common European Asylum and Migration System, based on solidarity and respect for fundamental rights.