In 2013 the United Nations General Assembly designated 30 of July as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons which is celebrated in 2014 for the first time.
According to the Embassy of Hungary in Ottawa, Canada, 20 members out of 22 are being sent back to Hungary.
According to the information given by the Hungarian Embassy in The Hague, the Dutch authorities are establishing a centre of expertise that deals with forced marriages. It will start operating in 2015.
At the request of the European Commission’s DG HOME, Deloitte Consulting is carrying out a study on good practices of prevention initiatives, including awareness raising campaigns and activities.
The European Commission together with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published a handbook which provides guidance and recommendations to EU Member States on strengthening their guardianship systems.
The criminal gang led by a 35-year-old Indian national Vishal Chaudhary lured more than 120 women into the United Kingdom with the promise of a better life by offering them a well-paid job as a nanny or a cleaner.
Another success in the combat against Trafficking in Human Beings thanks to the excellent co-operation between Dutch and Hungarian authorities. On July 1st, a Court in the Netherlands sentenced a 44-year-old Hungarian citizen to a prison term of 4 year. The man from the Hungarian city of Szeged has been convicted for exploiting 3 prostitutes.
The Ministry of Interior of Hungary submitted an application for a project called „Referral of and assistance for victims of human trafficking in Europe” – RAVOT-EUR that aims of helping victims of sexual and labour exploitation with assistance in their return and social reintegration.
The Ministry of Interior of Hungary submitted an application „Referral of and assistance for victims of human trafficking in Europe” (HOME/2012/ISEC/AG/4000004405) for Action Grants under the Programme “Prevention of and Fight against Crime” 2012 ISEC General Call for Proposals of the European Commission.
Equal rights for women is a central theme within the Dutch human rights policy. The Netherlands is active in the area of sexual and reproductive health rights, in fighting violence against women and in countering child marriages. In addition, both in its own country as internationally, the Netherlands has been active in the prevention of and in the fight against human trafficking. In this regard, the Netherlands has intensified its cooperation with Hungary since the amount of Hungarian victims has increased. Moreover, the Netherlands has intensified its efforts against child sex tourism.