RENATE Members Ana Stakaj and Annie Bannister attended the 19th Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons organized by OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, from April 8th to the 9th 2019, in Vienna.
The focus of the two-day conference was how technology can be developed, harmonized, and deployed to help combat all forms of human trafficking. More than 400 participants across the OSCE’s 57 participating States and the Partners for Co-operation were present.
Although great progress has been achieved in combating human trafficking over the last two decades, traffickers have learned to use technology to recruit, control and exploit victims more efficiently and at a greater scale, as mentioned by the event’s opening speakers.
The OSCE Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons is a unique global platform that lays the foundation for policy action on emerging issues and trends in trafficking, shedding light on challenges and opportunities across the OSCE network. The meeting highlighted contemporary approaches and promising practices of how to use technology to support victims and break the vicious cycle of human trafficking.
Sourced from OSCE report: https://www.osce.org/secretariat/416744