Fighting human trafficking
United Nations puts the number of victims to trafficking at 2.5 million any given time. Trafficking is almost always a form of organized crime, and we know that it generates tens of billions of dollars in profits for criminals each year.
Learn about it
To get an idea of the scale of the problem, read the Council of Europe’s You’re Not For Sale comic strips. The stories of Talina, Fabia, Yvo, Anna and Sofia illustrate many forms of exploitation. The fight against the trafficking of human beings has become one of the Council of Europe´s main priorities. UN also work against human trafficking, and have proposed “The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons” It is the first global legally binding instrument with an agreed definition on trafficking in persons.
Open your eyes
The Open your eyes campaign shows you how human trafficking is closer than you might think, particularly the trafficking of people for labour exploitation.
Get more information
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – Facts on human trafficking
- EU commission: «Together against trafficking in human beings».
- UN Palermo Protocols
- How many slaves works for you? Test yourself!
- Blue Blindfold: Open your eyes to human trafficking
- Free the slaves works to end slavery.
- Antislavery.org are campaigning against slavery and forced labour