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The problem of counteracting trafficking in human beings has drawn the attention of many non governmental organizations. The Foundation Against Trafficking in Women (STV), whose efforts were directed toward the prevention trafficking in women and trafficked persons’ support, was founded at the end of 1980’s in The Netherlands. Together with non governmental organizations from Poland and the Czech Republic, STV initiated the La Strada program Prevention of trafficking in women from Central and Eastern Europe. Non governmental organizations in Ukraine (1997) and Bulgaria (1998) later joined this program.
The international women’s rights centre “La Strada Ukraine” was registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine ( 1010) in March 1998. Its activity is centered on the fulfillment of the La Strada Program combating trafficking in women and support of trafficked persons. “La Strada Ukraine” has the specific goal of public awareness, to draw the attention of society and representatives of governmental institutions to the problem of trafficking in women as a question of human rights violation.
conducting educational programs among youth on the problem of women’s rights, prevention of trafficking in women and other kinds of violence and exploitation;
cooperation with mass media, distribution of the information about the issues;conducting seminars and conferences;
cooperation with governmental and non governmental organizations in Ukraine and abroad with the goals of preventing trafficking in women and providing assistance for trafficked persons;
cooperation with law enforcement bodies and lawyers in the field of improving Ukrainian legislation concerning trafficking in human beings, and trafficked persons’ protection.
seven issues of “Reference books on the questions of prevention trafficking in women” were published;
the book from materials of the seminar “Finding the ways of solving the problem of prevention trafficking in women and forming of Comprehensive Program” was prepared and published together with State Committee on Family and Youth Affairs;
more than 30 round tables for NGOs and GOs were conducted in various cities in Ukraine;
more than 120 articles were written for mass media;
more than 140 interviews on the problem of trafficking in women were held with journalists;
8 press conferences were conducted in Kyiv, Simferopol, Kharkiv, Donetsk and other cities of Ukraine;
15 publications in scientific editions in Ukraine and abroad on the problem of trafficking in women;
more than 100 lectures were conducted for youth, pupils, students, parents, social workers and teachers on the problem;
more then 3920 consultations for women were provided through the “Hot line”;
assistance (legal, psychological, medical, social) was provided for more than 200 trafficked women.
The following seminars were conducted within the framework of the La Strada program in partnership with government structures
seminar for representatives of Centres of Social Services for Youth together with Ukrainian State Centre of Social Services (Kyiv, April, 15, 1998);
the first International seminar “Finding the ways of solving the problem of prevention trafficking in women and forming the Comprehensive Program” together with State Committee on Family and Youth Affairs of Ukraine and representatives of Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, State Committee on Border Control, Interpol, Ministry of Education, State Employment Centre, foreign Embassies and international organizations (Kyiv, 13 14, May 1998);
national seminar for “Hot line” consultants together with Ukrainian State Centre of Social Services (21 22 October, 1998);
national seminar for representatives of educational establishments together with Ministry of Education of Ukraine (Kyiv, 17 18 December, 1998);
national seminar for representatives of regional mass media (Kyiv, 31 March 1 April 1999);
seminar training for Ukrainian youth organizations together with Youth Parliament of Ukraine (6 April, 1999);