The Council of Europe’s Anti-Trafficking Division is launching a call for project proposals by civil society organisations to prevent trafficking in human beings and assist and protect victims of trafficking in the specific context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Activities will aim to:
- Research the impact of COVID-19 on the fight against trafficking in human beings and the protection of victims and persons at risk of becoming victims;
- Promote and protect of the rights of victims of trafficking, including issues related to impaired access to health, adequate accommodation and psycho-social services;
- Provide information and support to facilitate reporting and self-identification, as well as access to justice and redress. This might include initiatives aiming at developing early warning mechanisms to protect vulnerable people from trafficking in human beings, including for the purpose of labour exploitation;
- Raise awareness of both victims of trafficking or persons at risk of being trafficked, and the general public. This might include initiatives aiming at combating trafficking in human beings facilitated by the increased use of the Internet and other communication tools.
The deadline for the submission of applications is 11 September 2020. Applications should be sent to the following e-mail address: traff[email protected]