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National Conference for proactive and coordinated fight against human trafficking with a focus on labor exploitation Promotion and application of indicators for identifying victims of trafficking.

5th of December, 2014, Skopje, Macedonia  
Identification of victims of human trafficking continues to be one of the main challenges in combating human trafficking not only in Macedonia but also in the world. Unfortunately, today, after so many adopted conventions, strategies and measures many victims remain unidentified and are consequently subject to continuous exploitation without the ability to access their rights. Identification of victims of human trafficking, or potential victims, is the first step to providing assistance and protection  and is vital to ensuring their human rights.

Therefore within the anti-trafficking week  in R. Macedonia, which is organized every year from 2nd  to  9th  of  December, Open Gate organized the National Conference on proactive and coordinated fight against human trafficking with a focus on labor exploitation – Promotion and application of indicators for identifying victims of trafficking people.

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