EU antitrafficking day

"Precariousness or slavery is not a job!” Conference of the INGOs of the Council of Europe

To mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October) and the European Anti-Trafficking Day (18 October), the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe organized two main events, on the 18th of October:

  • A ceremony with leading personalities of the Council of Europe and testimonies of persons who have been victims of trafficking or whose rights to decent work have been denied;
  • A webinar entitled “Precariousness of slavery is not a job!” was held, exploring the issue of decent work (with reference to the revised European Social Charter).

In this framework, Francesca Albertoni, coordinator of Comunità dei Giovani (Padua) underlined how the phenomenon of labor exploitation of the most vulnerable groups has become increasingly widespread, involving all territorial areas.
Moreover, Federica Irene Molinaro intervened on behalf of the Department of Addiction, Third Sector, New Marginalities, and Social Inclusion of the Veneto Region, directed by Maria Carla Midena. She described two initiatives promoted by the Veneto Region to eradicate all forms of poverty, with a specific focus on vulnerable people, such as victims of human trafficking and exploitation: the regional scheme called “Reddito Di Inclusione Attiva - Active Inclusion Income” (R.I.A.) and  “N.A.V.I.G.A.Re - Veneto Anti-trafficking Network Governance and Regional Actions”.

Elevating the voice of trafficked persons
To mark EU anti-trafficking day 2021, Payoke launched the online campaign “Elevating the voice of trafficked persons”. The need to include the voices of trafficked persons in anti-trafficking initiatives has been increasingly championed by victim-support and anti-trafficking organizations in recent years. However, trafficked persons’ contributions are not always integrated in a meaningful and non-stigmatizing manner, and instead often fall short of promoting their rights. Reflecting on the enduring and vital need for victim-centred and human rights-centered approaches, in this campaign Payoke presented La Strada International’s 7 actionable recommendations.

France Terre d'Asile and its engagement on social media
This 18th of October, France Terre d’Asile published an information video on social networks to raise public awareness on the European Anti-Trafficking Day. On Instagram, internet users could answer a quiz to test their knowledge on this issue.

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