They Have a Name
This project strives to foster human trafficking prevention in the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania by developing effective anti-trafficking measures, promoting and implementing best practices, raising awareness about the issue, and enhancing cooperation among anti-human-trafficking organisations in the region.
Human trafficking is a global problem, as more than 120 nations reported victims from more than 140 different countries of origin in 2020, with 534 separate trafficking routes detected globally (UNODC, Global Trafficking in Persons report, 2021). The Baltic States are not exempt from the pervasive issue, as various forms of human trafficking continue to be prevalent in the region, including forced begging, forced crime, forced/sham marriages, identity fraud trafficking, and domestic servitude (Human Trafficking – Baltic Sea Region Round-Up report, 2020).
The project is designed to address all forms of human trafficking in the Baltic Sea Region, including trafficking for the purposes of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation through the combination of NFE methods and creative, self-reflective activities.
They Have a Name aims to address the ongoing human trafficking crisis in the Baltic States by connecting leading anti-trafficking organisations, fostering evidence-based research, conducting specialised training, and educating the general public on the severity of the issue.
PROJECT MAIN ACTIVITIES
- Writing and disseminating an e-booklet characterising the state of human trafficking in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The research will offer an overview of the most common types and occurrences of trafficking, provide the contact information of organisations offering help, and discuss the most suitable ways to provide mental support to the victims.
You can read the e-booklet that was produced by the project partners HERE.
- Training course. The 4-day training course in Vilnius will focus on new and innovative methods to work with human trafficking victims.
- Field visits. “Safe House” (Latvia) and MTÜ Eluliini (Estonia) will host partners in their organisations to share their vision, mission, experience, and critical recommendations to efficiently work to prevent human trafficking and support vulnerable groups.
- Online exhibition. Project partners will collect key research, training, and study visits findings to create an online exhibition that will be available to the general public for at least 6 months. Anonymous human trafficking victims that work directly with Latvian and Estonian partners will also share their testimonials, which will be added to the exhibition.
- Final conference. The event will take place in Vilnius and will host around 200 participants (online and offline, in total). The conference will address the problems of human trafficking and ways to support the victims.
- Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and best practices between anti-trafficking organisations in the Baltic Sea Region.
- Enhancing the daily work of support services working with human trafficking victims.
- Improving project partners’ critical thinking, organisational, communication, and innovative thinking skills.
- Fostering future cooperation between anti-trafficking organisations, including the development of the emergency contact system.
- Accumulating knowledge on ways to provide emotional support to the victims and ensuring their social inclusion.
- Shaping the general public’s attitudes towards the problem and equipping them with tools and information designed to support victims of human trafficking.
- Organisations working in the field of anti-trafficking
- Victims of human trafficking
- General public – people interested in deepening their understanding of the topic
- Active Youth (Lithuania)
- Society “Shelter “Safe House”” (Latvia)
- MTU Eluliin (Estonia)
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