Mapping the Extent of Human Trafficking In Europe
The RENATE Mapping Across Europe Report provides rich insights into the contribution being made by women religious, their congregations and associates in the world-wide efforts to bring an end to Human Trafficking. The report illustrates the diverse actions undertaken by RENATE members in 13 countries from East, Central and Western Europe. These actions range from victim protection through shelters, to education-awareness, informing policy, recovery and integration, advocacy as well as campaigning.
In the preface of this document RENATE President Sr Imelda Poole states:
” this work seeks to inform the reader about the relevant legislative framework and European guidance regarding human trafficking. It also outlines the work of the stakeholders in these countries, the purpose of the national referral mechanisms, and examples of good practice. It highlights the processes used for this exercise, including the questionnaire template. This document supported the key researcher in seeking best practice and in exposing the challenges faced in that place in identification and support of victims of the crime. The Mapping Exercise has also made an assessment of existing systems, country by country, and possible loopholes and risks of abuse and exploitation in these systems.” Read more…