Awareness and Prevention:
They are eight principles on which Human Trafficking Crime Prevention interventions should be based on:
Government leadership – at national, sub-regional and local levels; socio-economic development and inclusion – the integration of crime prevention into relevant social and economic policies, and a focus on the integration of at-risk communities, children, families and youth; cooperation and partnerships between government sectors and organizations, and with civil society and the business sector; sustainability and accountability – with adequate funding to establish and sustain programmes and their evaluation, and clear accountability for funding;. the use of a knowledge base – with strategies, policies and programmes based on a broad multidisciplinary foundation of knowledge and evidence about crime problems, their causes, and effective practices; respect for the rule of law and human rights, and the promotion of a culture of lawfulness; interdependency – taking account of the links between national and local crime problems and international organized crime; and differentiation – developing strategies that respond to the different needs of men and women, and vulnerable members of society.
RENATE works in Crime prevention through collaboration and training of the police and with the police in various countries in their joint work to prevent human traffic king and sex crime.
Prevention of Human Trafficking in the Community.Awareness Raising programmes on Human trafficking in the local communities all across Europe. This is taking place in the local Churches, local communities, in groups such as medic al groups, tourism companies, hospitals, hotels and in schools.
Research: RENATE has engaged in two professional researches :
a) Mapping of Human Trafficking Across Europe focusing on 13 European Countries..
b) Child Human Trafficking Across Europe focusing on 7 European Countries.
Individual countries are conducting research within their individual countries in order to ensure systemic change as a form of prevention against human trafficking and also to implement prevention work related to human and economic empowerment more effectively cf www.albaniahope.com.
Human and Economic Empowerment
Economic empowerment is the capacity of women and men and youth to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth processes in ways that recognise the value of their contributions, respect their dignity and make it possible to negotiate a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth. This can only be achieved when an individual experiences their own self-esteem and dignity. Human empowerment means giving those people who are most vulnerable to being trafficked the ability to move form passivity and helplessness to self esteem and self dignity. With these tools they can develop skills and tools to find employment. The eradication of poverty, the prime cause of human trafficking, is the goal of human and economic empowerment.