La Strada International's statement for International Women’s Day 2014

La Strada International statement for International Women’s Day 2014, “Equality for women is progress for all”

On 8 March 2014, International Women’s Day, La Strada international, the European network against trafficking in human beings, calls for full empowerment and integration of women in all levels of economic, social and cultural activities.

La Strada International (LSI) is a European NGO network comprising eight member organisations in Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, The Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine and an international secretariat based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The overall aim of LSI is to prevent trafficking in human beings in Europe, in particular trafficking of women, and to protect the rights of trafficked persons. La Strada's philosophy, guiding its anti-trafficking work and its provision of services, is based on a human rights approach, demanding equal human rights for all human beings. The mission of LSI is to improve the position of women and to promote their universal rights, including the right to choose to emigrate and work abroad and to be protected from violence and abuse.

You can download the statement below.