Founding event on the 14th of October 2020

To mark this year’s European Anti-Trafficking Day, the four NGOs FIZ Advocacy and Support for Migrant Women and Victims of Trafficking, ASTRÉE, Centre Social Protestant (CSP) Genève and Antenna Mayday Ticino launched a new Switzerland-wide network to combat human trafficking: Plateforme Traite – Swiss Platform against Human Trafficking.

Petya Nestorova, Secretary General of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), indicated where Switzerland has not yet fully implemented the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and where victim protection needs to be improved.

Afterwards, actress Marisa Rigas read out stories of victims of human trafficking, illustrating the difficulties they encounter here in Switzerland. On the basis of these stories, the Plateforme Traite support organisations highlighted the problems in victim protection and presented recommendations for politicians.

Fotographer: Sandra Garrido