Attention to human trafficking has been steadily increasing since the late 1990s and it is now widely recognised that this crime and human rights violation affects staggering numbers of men, women and children throughout the world.
In the Balkan region, human trafficking continues to be a pressing issue – taking many forms and claiming many victims. one central aspect of anti-trafficking work is assistance and protection to trafficked persons, includ- ing re/integration services and support. Re/integration services are often key to trafficked persons’ ability to recover and move on with their lives. They are also part of broader international and national commitments and legislation to protect and assist trafficked persons.