The publication outlines the context for working against trafficking in women for sexual exploitation in Europe, and highlights the achievements of the Nordic Baltic Network in strengthening support and assistance to women victims of trafficking.
The following principles were outlined at the first regional Nordic Baltic inter-agency network meeting (Riga, 18-20 June 2006), which brought together the national coordinating teams from all 8 Nordic and Baltic countries.
In order to get an overview of the legislation relating to trafficking in human beings in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the Nordic Baltic network developed a document for comparison of legislation on trafficking in human beings, the rights of victims of trafficking, and legislation on prostitution. This chart was finalised in June 2008. For information in detail, please contact the European Women’s Lobby secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the last decade several international regulations addressing trafficking in human beings, and in particular women and children, have been developed. On the basis of these international regulations, the Nordic Baltic pilot project have developed standards for implementation of protection and assistance for women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.