SAVE THE DATE: Degrading work! Labor exploitation and human trafficking in Switzerland – What can we do?


time: 13.00 - 17.15

location: Progr

address: Eingang Speichergasse 4, Bern

Human trafficking is usually associated with exploitation in prostitution. However, the members of the Swiss Platform against Human Trafficking ” Plateforme Traite ” repeatedly assist people who have been exploited in other sectors. For example, they worked as a domestic worker, in a nail studio, on a construction site or in a restaurant kitchen. They became victims of human trafficking for labor exploitation.


On the occasion of the European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings on October 18, Plateforme Traite organizes an event on this topic and explores the following questions:


What do we mean by trafficking for labor exploitation? Where does it take place? What does society need to do to fight this crime and give victims their rights? What positive examples are there from the field where, thanks to successful cooperation, human trafficking has been uncovered in Switzerland and victims have been protected?


When: Monday, October 18 2021, 1:00-5:15 p.m., followed by an aperitif.
Where: Progr, entrance Speichergasse 4, Bern


The event is open to all interested people, it is especially addressed to professionals from authorities, counseling centers and NGOs. The registration form will be available here at the end of August.
The event is part of the “counter-trafficking weeks“.