“Prevent Human Trafficking", “You have Rights" are the moot for the new campaign in combat human trafficking which was launch today, the European Day Against Human Trafficking.
The presentation of the campaignwas carried out during the second day of the International Conference on child trafficking held in Lisboa, hosted by the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) and Europol.
SEF's National Director, Cristina Gatões, attended the official launching of the campaign, which counts on different information material to be forwarded by the potential victims of human trafficking.
The main purpose of the campaign is to alert the potential victims of the main channels where they might seek for help, protection and information. The campaign intends to raise awareness of the potential victims as well for their rights all over the European Union, amongst which assistance and support, protection, human and labour rights, as well as a period of reflection, residence and reintegration rights.
In Portugal, the campaign materials are available in the following languages: Portuguese, Czech, Mandarin, Hindi, Romanian, Russian and Ukrainian, and will be distributed with the support of all national entities and Portuguese non-governmental organisations included in the National Network for Support and Protection of Victims of Trafficking. The preferred locations for placing the materials will be the crossing points of the potential victims.
It is an initiative at the European level, coordinated by the European Crime Prevention Network, with the participation of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Spain.