La Strada International is a European NGO Platform against human trafficking, that works from a human rights perspective in support of trafficked persons. The platform aims to prevent human trafficking and to protect and realise trafficked persons’ rights. This is done by providing access to adequate assistance and support via information and knowledge exchange and capacity building of NGOs and other stakeholders and cross-sectoral cooperation. Further much focus is put on monitoring and advocacy for change to ensure accountability for the effective implementation of European Anti-Trafficking policies and regulations.
La Strada International is active at a broad European level. Currently the NGO Platform comprises 29 member organisations in 24 European countries (15 EU and 9 non-EU). All members are NGOs, operating independently and from a grass root level addressing human trafficking at European national level. General activities undertaken by platform members include direct and indirect social support and empowerment programmes for trafficked persons and risk groups including (psycho) social, medical, legal and vocational support, shelter services, long-term reintegration and employment support, provision of consultations and referral via national hotlines, prevention lectures and trainings to professional groups, awareness-raising, lobby, advocacy and media campaigns.