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OSCE launches campaign to prevent human trafficking ahead of of European sports event in Ukraine

( OSCE)- The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU) launched an anti-trafficking awareness raising campaign ahead of the European Football Championship 2012 that Ukraine and Poland will host next summer.


The two-month campaign, launched on 1 November 2011, will target trafficked persons, social groups vulnerable to trafficking in human beings and the Ukrainian public at large. It will be implemented in the form of outdoor public transport advertising to promote access to services offered by Ukrainian state institutions that offer assistance to victims of trafficking and provide information on the criminal nature of trafficking offences.


The campaign will be implemented in four Ukrainian cities hosting the international football championship in 2012 - Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Lviv - in the framework of the all-Ukrainian social project Let's Do It Together, which is supported by the Ministry of Ukraine for Education, Youth and Sports, the State Service for Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, the State Service for Social Services, Ukrainian non-governmental organizations and major international organizations and implemented by the PCU.