The roundtable “Networking against trafficking” in the European Parliament on 14 June was organised by a transnational EQUAL partnership including actors from Latvia, Italy, Sweden and Greece working against trafficking.
Representatives from the European Parliament, the European Commission, OSCE, and IOM also participated in the roundtable. Malin Björk, EWL project director presented EWL work on trafficking in women, highlighting the need to reintegrate a gender perspective in anti-trafficking policies, the need to develop specific policy responses for different forms of trafficking, the need to take a stand against and reform current restrictive immigration policy of the Member States, and the need to take actions that significantly reduce the demand for trafficked women, men, boys, and girls. The Nordic Baltic pilot project, aiming to reinforce assistance to women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation, was presented as a concrete example of activities focusing on rights and needs of victims. For more information, please consult the project partners’ website: www.ahtnet.org