UPDATED WEBSITE TO HELP FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN UKRAINE

16 October 2015

On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day on October 18th, the International Organization for Migration Mission in Ukraine announces the launch of the re-designed counter-trafficking website www.stoptrafficking.org

The new website structure offers user-friendly navigation to the latest available resources on counter-trafficking – from situation analysis and victims testimonies, to contacts of specialized organizations providing reintegration services to victims of trafficking and practical advice on how to minimize risks when travelling. In addition to revamped functionality, the website has a modern look and uses unique illustrations that visually communicate key messages and ideas of human trafficking prevention. 

The homepage of the new website offers resources for self-education, such as an interactive computer-based course, and the IOM-supported documentary ‘Trading Lives’. Useful recommendations on how to minimize trafficking risks are provided in the Safety section. If further advice and consultation is required, the website section Find Help provides contacts of the counter-trafficking hotline, state social services and specialized non-governmental organizations in each region of Ukraine.

The webpages are mobile-friendly and content navigation is adjusted for smaller screens of phones and tablet devices. Website visitors are encouraged to not only learn about human trafficking, but also to share the most interesting and important facts through social networks and thereby contribute to the fight against modern slavery and to raise their friends’ awareness.

The website will be updated on a regular basis with new events, publications and statistics.  

Ukraine is a country of origin, transit and destination for trafficking in men, women and children. According to a research commissioned by IOM, over 160,000 Ukrainians became victims to human trafficking since 1991, which makes Ukraine one of the largest “suppliers” of slave labour.

The IOM Ukraine Counter Trafficking (CT) Programme was launched in 1998, with a strategy to support government and civil society efforts to combat trafficking in human beings and to ensure victims’ access to assistance and justice. Since 2000, the IOM Mission in Ukraine has provided reintegration assistance to 11,237 victims of trafficking who were exploited in more than 60 countries of the world.

See more at: www.stoptrafficking.org

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