Country Romania
Year 2019 - 2022
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The new National Strategy Against Human Trafficking for the period 2018-2022 represents the next step to modernize the process of managing the prevention and combating of the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings on the national territory, as well as the assiatance provided to the victims. The national strategy aims at reducing the impact and the dimensions of human trafficking at national level by prioritizing and improving the activities in the fight against it, so that the efforts of the actors are focused on the following general objectives:
- To strengthen and diversify the measures to prevent trafficking in persons.
- To improve the quality of protection and assiatance provided to victims of trafficking in persons for social reintegration.
- To develop the capacity to investigate trafficking offenses and trafficking in minors. 
- To increase the quality of dissminated information on the phenomenon of trafficking in persons.
- To develop and extend the cooperation process among the relevant national and international actors involved in the fight against trafficking in human beings as well as to step up diplomatic efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in persons and to protect Romanian citizens in the countries of destination. 

A key area of focus of the Strategy is to combat trafficking in minors, so specific objectives have been set, such as:
- Increasing the level of information in order to raise the awareness about the risks of human trafficking.
- Training of teachers to carry out the activities of informing the parents and children about the risks of trafficking persons.
- Reducing the risk factors that lead to victimization- implies the development of activities to reduce school dropout among children and yound people, to identify in each local community the children at risk of trafficking and to provide the forms of support provided by law. 
- Strengthening cooperation between relevant institutions with responsibilities in preventing and combating trafficking in persons and providing assistance and protection to victims of trafficking involves organizing regular meetings of the National Committee for the Prevention and Combating of Child Labour Exploitation.
- Strengthening the inter-institutional dialogue and coordination of assistance and protection for victims of trafficking- establishing a working group to monitor the implementation of measures for the protection and assiatance of victims of human trafficking and trafficking in children. 

Source of Information

Romania's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.41

For more information: Access to justice and effective remedies for victims of trafficking in human beings (Third Evaluation Round)- Romania (2021)