Online Conference: Combatting modern slavery and trafficking in human beings
Modern slavery and trafficking in human beings continue to be a major human rights violation and concern of European and International actors, with 5.4 victims per every 1,000 individuals in the world according to the International Labour Organization. The trafficking of human beings can take multiple forms, including prostitution, forced labour and services, slavery, and the removal of organs. These occurrences are often hidden in plain sight, happening in places such as massage parlours, restaurants, and nail salons, where individuals participate in the local economy without awareness of the illegal practices and human rights abuses that take place. Campaigns to raise awareness of modern slavery and trafficking in human beings as well as local policies to undermine trafficking organisations and protect victims are an important step to ensuring basic human rights and ending these practices and creating a healthy society.
- What enables criminal groups to continue practising modern slavery and trafficking in human beings? How do these groups take advantage of the legal economy to reinforce their activities?
- How can European cities effectively combat modern slavery and trafficking in human beings? What are the identified challenges to local approaches to combating these occurrences?
- What measures can be put into place to best protect victims of these practices and the communities in which they are present? How can local communities be empowered to detect and report situations of trafficking?
The Efus online conference will take place on the 16th of June, 14:00-15:00 CET