Stop Human Trafficking
STOP Traffick! is a transnational project on reduction in demand for the sexual services of victims of trafficking. This project will explore different attitudes of buyers and potential buyers to human trafficking, its context and impact in order to inform demand reduction awareness raising initiatives, implemented through a partnership of civil society, public and private enterprises. The programme will target employers to pilot the demand reduction strategy as part of their corporate responsibility.
The programme will aim to develop a strategy, leading to the development of a toolkit of products and activities to raise awareness among buyers and potential buyers of services delivered by human trafficking victims in the sex industry, in order to reduce demand for purchase of sexual services. The toolkit and awareness activities will be informed by research on men’s attitude to buying sex in some of the participating member states and further informed by case studies documenting the experience of women and girls who are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
A further aim of the programme is to strengthen the capacity of citizens, and civil society organisations, to challenge the demand for victims of trafficking, further influencing the reduction of demand. It will also develop appropriate referral mechanisms for buyers or ex buyers who want to report human trafficking to the policing authorities or support victims of trafficking in accessing appropriate protection and support through structured referral to appropriate services
The priorities of the project are as follows; Prevention, protection of and assistance and support to victims, prosecution and investigation of offenders, coordination and cooperation mechanisms, as well as research into new forms of trafficking:
- Demand and supply reduction for products and services provided by victims of trafficking, including measures aimed at implementing corporate social responsibility and awareness raising among employers and civil society.
- Protection and support for assistance to victims of trafficking, including specific vulnerable groups.
Posted: 12th August, 2014
Report Finds that Sex Buyer Laws Reduce Demand for Prostitution and Trafficking European Governments Must Not Fall Behind in Efforts to Combat Exploitation A report launched in Norway yesterday has shown that sex buyer laws are an effective measure in reducing demand for prostitution and ...Read More
Posted: 8th August, 2014
Testimony of trafficking survivor highlighted in awareness campaign Bars urged to give their support Statement by the Immigrant Council of Ireland Beer mats which highlight the reality of sex-trafficking are being made available to bars to inform drinkers of the reality of the ...Read More
Posted: 1st April, 2014
Criminalising purchase of sex ‘most effective tool’ to combat trafficking Stop Traffick! Partners Immigrant Council of Ireland calls on Irish Government to respond The Council of Europe has recognised that sex buyer laws are ‘the most effective tool for preventing and combating trafficking ...Read More