The awareness-raising bus was inaugurated on October 18th, 2017 in Bern. Between October 2017 and October 2018, the bus circulates throughout the country and inform the Swiss population about human trafficking in Switzerland. Passers-by are invited to visit the bus and to learn more about the different forms of human trafficking as well as to receive information about organizations and institutions to contact in case of suspicion.

Bus Route

Neuchâtel, 23 - 25 août 2018 Peristyle, Neuchâtel
La Chaux-de-Fonds, 30 août - 1 septembre 2018 Place de la Gare, la Chaux-de-Fonds
Olten, 11. September 2018 Kirchgasse, Olten
Morat, 13 septembre 2018 Berntor, Morat
Fribourg, 14 - 15 septembre 2018 Place Python, Fribourg
Bulle, 21 - 22 septembre 2018 Place des Alpes, Bulle
Martigny, 28 septembre - 7 octobre 2018 CERM, Martigny
Genève, 13 - 18 octobre 2018 à confirmer
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Bern, 18. bis 21. Oktober 2017 Kornhausplatz, Bern
Lausanne, 2. novembre 2017 Ch. des Abeilles 14, Lausanne
Bienne, 17 novembre 2017 Place centrale, Bienne
Bellinzona, 14 aprile 2018 Piazza del Sole, Bellinzona
Locarno, 17 aprile 2018 Largo Zorzi, Locarno
Lugano, 19 aprile 2018 Piazza Manzoni, Lugano
Chiasso, 20 aprile 2018 Piazza Indipendenza, Chiasso
Solothurn, 8. und 9. Mai 2018 Kreuzackerplatz, Solothurn
Basel, 28. Mai 2018 Barfüsserplatz, Basel
St. Gallen, 31. Mai - 1. Juni 2018 Marktgasse beim Brunnen, St.Gallen
Lausanne, 8 - 9 juin 2018 Place de l'Europe, Lausanne
Yverdon, 15 - 16 juin 2018 Promenade Auguste-Fallet, Yverdon
Zürich, 28. - 30. Juni 2018 Hechtplatz, Zürich
Chur, 13. und 14. August 2018 Bahnhofstrasse, Chur
Thun, 18. August 2018 Waisenhausplatz, Thun


Pink Glasses

The pink glasses are a symbol for the unrealistic vision that victims of trafficking often have before they enter the transit or destination country. They leave their home country with great hopes: to earn enough money to care for their family left behind! A new perspective! A unique chance! A better life! Victims are deceived and soon realize that reality is harsh, and different. Their hopes and dreams are broken. Reality is very distant from a life seen through pink glasses. They become victims of exploitation and abuse.

At the same time the slogan „don’t be blinded!“ also targets the Swiss population. Human trafficking is a phenomenon that exists around the world. In Switzerland also, human beings become victims of exploitation and trafficking. Don’t be blinded – open your eyes!




IOM Berne is coordinating the bus project with the help of its partner, the FAS (Fondation Neuchâteloise pour la coordination de l'Action Sociale) and the members of the steering committee, in which Federal and Cantonal authorities as well as NGOs are represented.

Local partners, such as the "cantonal round tables against trafficking in human beings", support the local organisation of bus stops.

The bus project is financially supported by the following institutions: Federal Office of Police Fedpol, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, State Secretariat for Migration SEM, Oak Foundation, Swisslos - Lottery Fund of the Canton of Berne, Au Cœur des Grottes, ECPAT - Child Protection Switzerland.