We have started this adventure ten years ago, opening the doors of an empty space behind the Pescara railway station. Today, that same empty space overflows with life and stories. Year after year we entered the fabric of the city of Pescara, its underground, its hidden beds, and its non-places, in an attempt to bring a new voice and a different possibility.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th, we presented the “Free Women” natural cotton tote bags.
We met Blessing along the Bonifica del Tronto area.
She was prostituting herself, along with many other girls we meet every day during our fieldwork. It’s also thanks to your help that girls like Blessing can escape the exploitation networks, regaining their confidence and taking back their lives.
We met Paolo in the street. But Paolo now is free.
On the Road joins international organizations’ call for the United..
A world I can trust | a report about the needs of third-country national victims of human trafficking
On 6th April 2020, within the EU-funded project Life Beyond the Shelter, in which we are partner with Fundació Surt, CAW Antwerpen, SOLWODI International and Payoke Vzw, the report “a world I can trust” was published. This report is about about the needs of third-country national victims of human trafficking transitioning from shelter to independent.
As a last event before the end of her six-year tenure and in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Palermo Protocol, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, in cooperation with On the Road and the Municipality of Palermo, would like to convene a webinar, 29 and 30 June 2020, to promote an open and frank debate involving Civil Society Organisations and Academia on the implementation of the Palermo protocol.
Material of the International Conference “Implementing and going beyond the Palermo Protocol” (29-30 June 2020)
To give anyone the opportunity to view and review the international conference, on our youtube channel we have made available the registrations of the opening session of the international conference and the other four-session.
On the Road partner the EU-funded project “Life Beyond the Shelter”: support to VoTs in the delicate transition from shelter life to independence
We are partners of the EU-funded project “Life Beyond the..
Trafficking in persons never stops. It thrives, it diversifies itself, it changes to meet the needs of different local and global markets and to counteract the law enforcement action. Human trafficking is a constituent part of it is intertwined or confused with other phenomena, including smuggling of migrants, irregular immigration, international protection, labour exploitation, forced labour, prostitution, begging. It camouflages itself in the urban landscape or it settles in the well-established places of exclusion, thus, contributing to creating a toponymous of marginalization that does not appear in any official map but it is clearly present in the work plans of the organizations providing support to migrants.
Since the early 1990s, human trafficking has gradually moved up the agendas of national, European and international institutions and organizations. Over the last twenty years, legislation, action plans, multi-agency referral systems, cross-sectoral interventions, operational tools, local and transnational memoranda of understanding, research, and budget lines have been put in place to prevent and fight trafficking and provide specialized support for thousands of women, men, boys, girls and children trafficked for sexual exploitation, forced labour, illegal activities, forced begging, organ removal. Yet, this does not seem to be enough. Human trafficking continues to be among the most lucrative criminal businesses and one of the finest mechanism of systematic violation of the human rights of its victims. Why, then, have the efforts made so far been inadequate to counteract trafficking in persons? What can be done to build effective strategies?
To answer all these questions, we organized Beyond the Midlands3, an international conference on human trafficking to discuss how to re-orient and improve the programming and the implementation of policies and measures to prevent and counteract human trafficking, and to support and protect potential, presumed or identified victims. Here you can find all the conference materials such as full videos, interviews and PowerPoint presentations organized by speaker. Enjoy!