Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

2016

2016

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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Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour

Eurofound, 27 April 2016, 62 pages

This report examines how public authorities are currently regulating labour market intermediaries across the Member States, highlighting the effectiveness or otherwise of different registration or licensing schemes.

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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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