Training Roma to combat human trafficking
Strasbourg, 30.10.2006 – Through a contribution of the Norwegian and Finnish
governments, the Council of Europe is organising training courses to prevent
human trafficking of Roma from Albania, Moldova and Slovakia.
Excluded from preventive measures and other anti-trafficking initiatives – and
the target of persistent prejudice and negative stereotyping – Roma women and
children are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking.
The first Council of Europe Roma and Travellers Division training session will
take place in Strasbourg on 2-3 November.
Organised within the framework of the Council of Europe Campaign to Combat
Trafficking in Human Beings, it aims to create a pool of Roma mediators who will
closely work in the Roma community, particularly with parents, to raise
awareness of trafficking of children and young women.
Trained mediators will also provide families with information on the existing
channels and networks of assistance for trafficking victims and their families,
reintegration and tracing the identity of trafficking victims.
Last update: 30 October