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Safety Compass: Signposting Ways to Escape Trafficking

Project implementation phase: December 2012—December 2015

Project implementation area: Latvia, Estonia, Great Britain

Project partners: The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia, the State Inspectorate for Protection of Children’s Rights, Youth with a Mission, Mettetulundusuhing Eluliin, Women@thewell, National Alliance of Women’s Organisations

Project funded by: the European Commission

Project Aims:

  • To raise the awareness of the latest forms of human trafficking, as well as the risks and recruiting tendencies on the internet and social networks;
  • To reduce the demand for services and products provided by victims of human trafficking and to facilitate fair trade;
  • To reduce the offer of human trafficking, by promoting a more intense inter-institutional cooperation of the public, the private and the non-governmental sector and drawing up of exit/support programmes for victims;
  • To develop international referral mechanisms for the support and protection of victims of human trafficking between Estonia, Latvia and Great Britain.

Project Activities:

  • An internet study – recruitment mechanisms, latest tendencies and forms of sex trade, e.g. fictitious marriages;
  • Challenging the demanders and the providers of human trafficking services by means of creative activities/campaigns;
  • Elaboration of functional exit/support programmes for victims of sex trade/fictitious marriages;
    • Exchange of experience on exit programmes in Estonia, Latvia and Great Britain, by means of round table discussions/study visits;
    • Feasibility study on the specifics of the Estonian, Latvian and British target group;
    • In Estonia and Latvia, elaboration of the exit programme for victims of sex trade and fictitious marriage;
  • Development of international referral mechanisms for the support and protection of victims of human trafficking, by means of the hotline system between partner countries;

With the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs