Daphne Toolkit

Network for fighting the phenomenon of trafficking of women for the purpose of sexual exploitation - IWS-NET International

Project Reference Number: 
1999-201-W

Network for fighting the phenomenon of trafficking of women for the purpose of sexual exploitation - IWS-NET International

Building a network of organisations for the prevention of and protection against sexual exploitation of women.

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The purpose of this project was to build a network of organisations working at preventing the exploitation of women in the sex trade and protecting the victims through information campaigns, training on applicable legal procedures and exchange of good practice.
The project produced also a handbook of good practice entitled L’operatore di polizia e la tratta (The police agent and trafficking in women) as a training and information support designed to support appropriate implementation of victim protection legislation; and a website: www.euproject.it/daphne  to supply up-to-date information and to contribute to the exchange of good practice.
The partners, organisations working in the field of trafficking and police authorities in Belgium and France met three times.
Information campaigns were launched in north-eastern Albania and in the EU partners’countries, and a final symposium served to share the results of the project more widely.

Lessons and ideas

An external evaluator noted that Italian legislation is unique in Europe, therefore the handbook for police cannot be directly translated/used in other countries. The concept of the development of good practice could, however, and the goal of facilitating communication rather than confrontation between social sector groups and the police is one that could be tried anywhere.

Material available

· Leaflets for information campaigns;
· Small-size copy of the boards distributed for the prevention and information campaign in Albania;
· Handbook L’operatore di polizia e la tratta delle donne (Italian, French, English)
· Website