Hungarian pimps to court for trafficking in the Red Light District in Ghent

On Monday, in the court of Ghent the trial against a large Hungarian prostitution gang started. The ten Hungarian pimps, among them also two women, have recruited many Hungarian women for prostitution and are suspected of human trafficking.

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Dutch Rapporteur addresses current approach

Investigating authorities should pay more attention to individuals and organizations who are guilty of trafficking. Criminal organizations sometimes seem barely addressed, even if the police have signs that they exist. The Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children writes in a new report.

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Payoke starts a prevention campaign against loverboys thanks to Soroptimist International Belgium

Payoke published on Tuesday, May 6th a magazine and information brochure about loverboys. This way Payoke wants to inform anyone facing victims and perpetrators about loverboy techniques. What are signs of exploitation by loverboys? How can you recognize a victim? Until recently there was no budget available for prevention. But Payoke is thankful that due to the contribution of Soroptimist International Belgium (SIB), an organization that fights against all forms of violence against women and girls, this has changed.

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HLN: Trafficking in Human Beings Reached a Peak in 2014

The number of trafficking cases involving sexual exploitation (196), forced begging (12), labor exploitation (183) and the imposition of committing offenses (39) in 2013 was at its highest level in five years. This is evident from the response of Justice Minister Annemie Turtelboom (Open VLD ) to a question of N - VA parliamentarian Theo Francken.

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"EU Guidelines" ISEC Project

EU Guidelines for the establishment of national focal points for the comprehensive integrated medical support of THB victims, establishment of a Belgian national focal point for the comprehensive integrated medical support of THB victims, development of a training program on THB for experts (focal point members) including health related topics activities.

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