NGO Atina

Vranje is implementing a project on prevention and combating human trafficking

Photo: Personal archive

Two meetings were held in Vranje, between representatives of the Local Team for Prevention and Combating Human Trafficking, Citizens' Association Atina and their partners, aimed to introduce the entire team to the project itself and planned activities, as well as to determine current local capacities and response mechanisms in cases of labor exploitation.

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Protection against discrimination “on hold”

Photo: website Omladinski radio

Protection against discrimination “on hold”

A group of nongovernmental organizations expresses deep concern about the current non-functioning of the anti-discrimination system in Serbia, as the institution of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality is completely blocked due to the failure to timely elect a new Commissioner.

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Terms of Reference for the Expert to develop a Feasibility study on the establishment of the Local team for prevention and combating trafficking in persons in the city of Belgrade

Terms of Reference for the Expert to develop a Feasibility study on the establishment of the Local team for prevention and combating trafficking in persons in the city of Belgrade

Published on June the 1st, 2020   

Project title: “From Harm to Safety: Improving the Protection of Victims of Trafficking (VoTs) in Serbia”.

The project is carried out by NGO Atina, International Rescue Committee. The project has its approval and funding by the Government of the United States.

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Nova.rs: Children are the most common victims of human trafficking

Photograph: Piroshki Photography

The arrest of a Center for Social Work employee from Vranje, who tried to assist an Albanian citizen in adopting a girl from Serbia with falsified documents, once again drew public attention to an increasing number of cases of human trafficking in Serbia. According to Jelena Hrnjak from Citizens Association Atina for combating human trafficking, 60 percent of human trafficking victims in Serbia are children.

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BLIC: "They act as friends, offer a job and quick profits” We investigate: Who and how falls prey to cruel human traffickers

“An arrest for human trafficking and mediation in prostitution” - not a month goes by without newspaper columns being filled with articles about the exploitation of people, workers, women for the purpose of human trafficking. “Blic” has been exploring this phenomenon, who the most common victims are, but also how we can deal with it as a society.

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Lidija Đorđević from NGO Atina: The voices of women with the experience of violence need to be heard and appreciated. It makes a difference and brings about change.

Photo: NGO Atina's archive

Lidija Đorđević from NGO Atina: The voices of women with the experience of violence need to be heard and appreciated. It makes a difference and brings about change.

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Combating Human Trafficking in Serbia: In 2019, we are still speaking about things that should have been long since eradicated

Human trafficking in Serbia – misconceptions, challenges and progress

In 2018, a total of 76 human trafficking victims have been identified in Serbia – 34 out of whom for the purpose of sexual exploitation, and 18 for the purpose of forced labor – shows, among other things, the U.S. Department of State 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report.

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