July 16th, 2017By Jelter Meers
Cyprus’ efforts against human trafficking were not as successful in 2016 as they were in 2015, according to the latest US Department of State report but where government falls short, NGOs step in to help victims of sexual and labor trafficking.
Migrant support organisation, KISA head Doros Polykarpou calls the...
October 18th, 2015By Evie Andreou
Other countries scoffed when Sweden passed laws in 1999 that criminalised buying sex from a prostitute. The idea was to tackle the demand side of the trade instead of penalising the often victimised sex workers themselves.
Ten years later, Norway and Iceland followed suit. The number of people buying sex in Sweden...
January 30th, 2015Last year, 42 trafficking victims were identified in Cyprus, according to a report released on Friday by the NGO ‘Cyprus Stop Trafficking’.
Out of the 42 official cases, 17 related to sex trafficking, 20 to labour trafficking while five people were involved in sham marriages.
At a news conference on Friday, interior ministry...
March 20th, 2014By Constantinos Psillides
ANDROULA Christofidou-Henriques, head of the Cyprus Stop Trafficking (CST) non-governmental organisation, will be staging a hunger strike outside the Interior Ministry on Sunday, demanding the immediate release of three mothers that are being held at the Menoyia Detention Centre.
“We ask Interior...
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