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31 Aug 2023

Author:
By HEUNI (Finland), the International Organisation for Migration Regional Office in Vienna (Austria), La Strada Ukraine (Ukraine), Edinburgh Napier University (UK), and La Strada International (Netherlands)

Patterns of Exploitation: Understanding Human Trafficking Risks related to the war in Ukraine

Topics discussed:

  • What do we know of the trafficking risks 1,5 years after the full-scale war started?
  • What are the exploitative labour practices we see that impact those that left or remained in Ukraine.
  • Which groups remain vulnerable and why? 📌What should be further done to reduce vulnerabilities?
  • What is the role of the states, and other actors including the private sector.
  • Introduction to the ELECT THB -project and patterns of exploitation observed.

Speakers:

  • Anniina Jokinen, Senior programme officer, HEUNI, coordinator of the ELECT THB project
  • Heather Komenda, Senior Regional Thematic Specialist for Migrant Protection at the IOM Regional Office in Vienna
  • Kateryna Cherepakha, Director, La Strada Ukraine
  • Kiril Sharapov, Associate Professor of Applied Social Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Suzanne Hoff, International Coordinator, La Strada International