Representatives of iDemocracy participated at the thematic roundtable in Brussels that coincides with the EU Anti-Trafficking Day.Upon the invitation of John Cotton Richmond, the former US Ambassador for Trafficking in Persons , and Prince Charles-Louis, founder and CEO of iDemocracy Sergii Vlashchenko and Director of iDemocracy NGO Human Rights Initiative Mykola Kuleba together with representatives of the European Parliament as well as government officials and MPs of European countries took part at the roundtable on new EU legislation aimed at countering the issue of human trafficking.
«Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery and violation of fundamental human rights that remains relevant in the ХХI century for every country including Ukraine »,highlighted founder and CEO of iDemocracy Sergii Vlashchenko .
During their speech the representatives of iDemocracy outlined Ukrainian realities. In particular, they focused the attention of European MPs on issues of child trafficking and exploitation in modern society.
According to the estimates of the International Organization for Migration, 260 thousand Ukrainians have been victims of human trafficking since 1991. In addition, there is a lack of preventive actions against this phenomenon at the national level.
«We should focus on information campaigns and educational programs»,Director of iDemocracy NGO Human Rights Initiative Mykola Kuleba summarized.