Trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual abuse and exploitation is most commonly and distinctly seen as trafficking in women and children, as particularly vulnerable groups. The Action Plans for 2-year period are designed as a continuation of good practices, especially of those projects that have proven effective and require continuity. It further details specific activities, primarily in the field of prevention and international and regional cooperation.
Based on the Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking for the 2017–2018 Period, which is the basis for carrying out basic activities of preventing and combating human trafficking in Slovenia, several activities for preventive awareness-raising of potential victims of human trafficking in the Roma communities were implemented, particularly from the perspective of forced and early marriages. Furthermore, in 2018 the Public call for applications of the Government Communication Office for the co-financing of information and communication and educational projects of non-governmental and humanitarian organisations was amended by adding awareness-raising about the dangers of forced and arranged marriages; therefore, one third of the activities of the project of preventive awareness-raising of primary and secondary school students took place in environments in which members of the Roma community reside. A new action plan for the 2019–2020 period was also adopted, envisaging the continuation of activities for preventive awareness-raising of potential victims of human trafficking in the Roma communities about the forced and early marriages. The action plan also includes other measures to prevent, identify, detect and prosecute the criminal offence of human trafficking, as well as identify, protect and help victims. The plan further incorporates a review of international cooperation and support activities. In Slovenia, assistance to the victims of human trafficking is provided by the Ključ Society, Slovenian Philanthropy and Slovenian Caritas. Care for victims of human trafficking is provided by the programmes of crisis and safe accommodation and the programme of reintegration of victims of human trafficking.
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