La Strada

Open Gate is a member of La Strada International
The International La Strada Association (La Strada International/LSI) is a leading European NGO network that works to ensure a world without trafficking in human beings by promoting respect for human rights. The network comprises eight independent member organisations that operate from a grass-roots level. The members are based in Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine and implement activities for advocacy, prevention and social support for trafficked persons and at-risk groups in order to empower them to exercise their rights. 

An International Secretariat supports the members by coordinating the implementation of common strategies, engaging in monitoring and advocacy activities and networking and organising capacity building to provide better services to the target groups. LSI secretariat monitors and harmonises common La Strada activities and is also responsible for data collection, registration and information provision. 
The advocacy activities of LSI target the intergovernmental organisations and institutions that develop international treaties and legislation, such as the European Union, Council of Europe, OSCE and UN, providing specific recommendations to improve the protection and respect for the rights of trafficked persons, migrants and groups vulnerable to human trafficking. LSI and the partner organisations closely monitor the implementation of the protection measures of the international treaties at the national level to ensure that trafficked persons’ rights are not only on paper but also in practice protected. 
LSI’s work is based on the human rights approach, acknowledging that trafficking in persons is a gross violation of human rights and that states are accountable and responsible to provide trafficked persons with effective remedies. According to this approach, viola¬tion of human rights is both a cause and a consequence of trafficking in human beings and therefore the preven¬tion of trafficking and the protection of victims should be based on the protection of the rights of all human beings, with a focus on those vulnerable to human trafficking, such as (irregular) migrant workers, domestic workers and sex workers. The human rights based approach opposes anti-trafficking meas¬ures which adversely affect or infringe upon the human rights of trafficked persons or other affected groups.
The holistic view on the issue of trafficking, with much focus on the root causes of trafficking, such as poverty, gender inequality and violence, discrimination, restrictive migration policies and the unequal division of wealth in the world, has lead LSI to cooperate with a broad range of partners in the field of human rights, migrant rights and labour rights. 

LSI is a member of: the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN); the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM); the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW); the Alliance Expert Coordination Team (AECT) of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Association for Women’s Right in Development (AWID) and the EU Fundamental Rights Platform. 

Contact addresses of La Strada Internacional

  • CREATE HOPE Humanitarian art bazaar of handicrafts

    CREATE HOPE is the motto of the Humanitarian Art Bazaar of handicrafts created by refugees to be held in honor of #WorldRefugeeDay.
    139 refugees and migrants created over 100 pieces of jewelry, ornaments and pictures as part of the 15 art therapy workshops held in transit centers Tabanovce and Vinojug and reception center Vizbegovo.
    The artifacts will be on sale, and the funds raised will be used to support the needs of refugees and migrants in Macedonia.
    USAID's Migrant and Refugee Human Rights Protection Project, implemented by Macedonian Young Lawyers Association in cooperation with Open Gate - Open Gate: La Strada Macedonia invites you to be part of this event and to contribute to strengthening public awareness of refugees and to the welfare of these people.
    USAID Macedonia #withrefugees #refugeeday

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  • Global Monthly Surveillance Report

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  • We call today upon all European governments to implement the
    10 points of action described below to ensure
    that trafficked persons can access their right to
    compensation and to remove the
    obstacles that prevent them from doing to.


    This campaign is part of the Balkans ACT NOW II project which
    focuses on monitoring national anti-trafficking policies
    and the improvement of access to compensation
    for victims of human trafficking and other violent crimes.  

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  • To Say YES for better life of all refuges

    To Say YES for better life of all refuges, YES for recognitions of their human rights
    On the 20 th of June the World Refugees Day – the day of all people, who are force to say good bye for its homeland, for their first love, friends, family members, mother, father …… to leave part from their life.
    Millions of children never will forget and cope with the trauma that they survived, through the heal they gone in the unknown. To ask ourselves how much they are guilty because of the different reasons are displaced from their homes, tortured? Even though it is commonly spoken for the human rights, adopted conventions, laws, directives and strategies however today many people and children do not have the opportunities to enjoy it.  In the name of World Refugees Day, Open Gate in the Reception centres at Vinojug/Gevgelija and Tabanovce and in the Center for Asylum seekers organize variety of activates with the migrants/refugees and the asylum seekers that are in Macedonia amongst which : sports activate, visits of the ZOO in Skopje, children games, traditional food and etc. Through these activates Open Gate would like to say YES for better life of all Refugees, Yes for recognitions of their human rights.


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  • Raise your voice against human trafficking 3 Part
    Raise your voice against human trafficking 3 Part
  • Mobil Application BAN HUMAN TRAFFICKING
    Mobil Application BAN HUMAN TRAFFICKING
  • 'Used in Europe', a campaign to raise awareness on the issue of labour exploitation and human trafficking  Interested to know more?
    'Used in Europe', a campaign to raise awareness on the issue of labour exploitation and human trafficking Interested to know more?
  • Raise your voice against human trafficking- 2 Part
    Raise your voice against human trafficking- 2 Part
  • Prevent Protect Compensate
    Prevent Protect Compensate
  • Media campaign - Raise your voice against human trafficking- 1 Part
    Media campaign - Raise your voice against human trafficking- 1 Part
  • Baner Hana
    Baner Hana