Resolution on Human Trafficking

Resolution of ECPYouth to ECPM concerning prevention of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. 

Considering that human beings are created in the image and likeness of God and therefore never should be bought or sold. 

Considering the Odesa Declaration of ECPYouth values the freedom, dignity and inviolability of every human being.

Considering article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” 

Considering ‘the EU Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings 2021-2025’ stating that 60% of human trafficking is for the purpose sexual exploitation .

 Considering that traffickers find innovative ways to recruit more victims, for example, via social media. 

Stressing that human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation is a violation of a person’s human dignity, freedom, and other fundamental rights.

 Stressing the importance of raising awareness about the traps of human trafficking, especially among the most vulnerable groups to it.

Stressing the EU Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims stating that the Member States should work on: “in policy-making initiatives, information and awareness-raising campaigns, research and education programmes and in training, as well as in monitoring and evaluating the impact of anti-trafficking measures.” 

 Calls upon the Members of the European Parliament of ECPM to:

 ● Develop and implement awareness campaigns about human trafficking, especially in the source countries 

● Organize interdisciplinary meetings with all stakeholders involved in combating human trafficking, like NGOs, legal prosecutors, police officers, teachers, in an integrative approach

 ● Increase communication and collaborative work in combatting human trafficking between source, demand, and transit countries 

● Collecting, monitoring, and evaluating data on human trafficking