ACTIVATE: enhAnCing the anti-Trafficking Identification, preVention And supporT mEchanisms
ACTIVATE goal is to make the anti-trafficking response system to work better and produce better results.
Grant Agreement Number: 957948
Funded by: AMIF Duration: 01/10/2020 – 30/09/2022
Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) is a serious crime and major violation of individual fundamental rights and dignity. THB is prohibited by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. THB is addressed through a legal and policy framework which places focus on the need for human rights-based and gender-specific approaches, given that its most commonly reported form within the EU is for sexual exploitation (67%), with the majority of victims being women and girls (95%).
Despite improvements made on combatting THB during the last years, various gaps still need to be faced. Some of the needs include: better coordination among all relevant stakeholders in each national context but also at the European Level, enhancement of identification mechanisms especially in the reception and identification centres in light of the recent migratory flows to Europe since many cases remain underreported (both for adults and minors), improvement of lawyers’ capacity to better support VoTs since most of the times victims do not have access to qualified lawyers with specific expertise on trafficking.
ACTIVATE aims at enhancing the prevention, identification and support mechanisms against trafficking in human beings (THB), with a special focus on Victims of Trafficking for sexual exploitation, through the development of a holistic approach including the 4P’s stages (prevention, protection, prosecution, partnership).
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