Program - Informing and Lobbying

The La Strada Macedonia Program for Informing and Lobbing aims:

  • to put and keep trafficking in persons firmly on the political agenda,
  • to raise public awareness,
  • to stimulate public debate and
  • to monitor the implementation of counter trafficking measures.

The first step is to get trafficking recognized as a violation of human rights, both by the public at large and by the authorities. Lobbying activities focus on:

  • the implementation of the Human Rights Standards for the Treatment of Trafficked Persons,
  • the implementation of the UN Trafficking Protocol and Convention on Trafficking in the framework of the Council of Europe,
  • the effective prosecution of the perpetrators,
  • the development of national action plans,
  • the establishment of National Rapporteurs and
  • the recognition of the role of NGO’s and other relevant civil society actors.

 

During the years, La Strada Macedonia has lobbied for improved care programs and better access to assistance and legal human rights protection for trafficked parsons and marginalized groups, as well as for prevention from trafficking. Within the LSI network framework, the organisation has lobbied for:

  • the adoption of minimum standards regarding assistance for trafficked persons, including residence permits and reflection periods, witness protection programmes, access to labour markets and education, the provision of accommodation, the availability of legal assistance, and voluntary and safe return, including risk assessments and compensation.

Campaigns and Statements

  • 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.

     SEE FULL STATEMENT +10 ACTION POINTS

     
    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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Videos
  • 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
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