18th October - Switzerland against Human Trafficking!
Switzerland is a country of destination and transit for human trafficking. Due to the fact that this violation of human rights occurs in a clandestine manner, the population of Switzerland has limited awareness and access to information about this phenomenon which also exists here. Likewise, the definition and extent of human trafficking are not always well-known or understood.
The annual European Anti-trafficking Day, which takes place on October 18th, is an opportunity for the Swiss public to participate in events and receive information to better understand the mechanisms behind human trafficking. Identifying victims of trafficking and providing them with the necessary support requires the help of the whole population.
Together we can combat this crime and protect its victims. Human beings are not for sale!
Let us make the 18th of October the symbolic date against human trafficking in Switzerland.
Get to know more about human trafficking
Agenda Counter-trafficking weeks 2019
An awareness-raising bus was inaugurated on October 18th 2017 in Bern. Since then, it has been on the road in Switzerland and provides information to visitors through its travelling exhibition on human trafficking.
Watch this video for impressions of the Counter-Trafficking Weeks 2017 and the information bus
Creative contest - be part of it!
As a part of this year’s CT weeks a creative competition titled Art Against Trafficking in Human Beings is organised. The aim of the contest is to attract public’s attention to the existence and consequences of trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labor abuse. The winning artworks will be awarded with valuable prizes. The deadline for submission is 31. October 2019.
Find out more about artictic contest here.