Projeto Trama

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: Largo de São Francisco 34-7th floor,
Centro, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, CEP 20051-070
Country: Brazil
Region: Latin America
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Training
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Human rights, Rule of Law'
Short description:
Considering that human trafficking is a violation of human rights and a problem linked to globalization, social inequality and migration as well as to questions of gender, race and ethnicity, Projeto Trama develops innovative actions and initiates debates involving all theses issues through the affirmation of human rights in a manner that eliminates victimization and discrimination.
Projeto Trama considers that human trafficking is a mixture of various problems and approaches, bringing together movements that are organized around issues such as human rights, migration, racial and sexual discrimination, sexual exploitation, prostitution, sex work, labour exploitation, rights, modern slavery, globalization and transnational crime, among others.

Projeto Trama was initiated in April 2004 with the mission of confronting the trafficking of persons, initially for the purpose of sexual exploitation, but nowadays also broader considering all modalities of human trafficking. This initiative occurred through the formation of a consortium of four non-governmental bodies: the Human Rights Organization Projeto Legal; the Brazilian Institute of Innovation in Public Health (IBISS); CRIOLA (an organization of Afro-Brazilian women); and the University of Grande Rio. The agenda of Projeto Trama includes:
1) Preventive Actions: action to inform, mobilize and sensitize society through informative, educational campaigns and trainings together with other relevant organizations;
2) Research: Generating study and research on the theme;
3) Legal and Psycho-Social Assistance: Providing social assistance and legal and psychological counseling to victims of trafficking and those in a situation of vulnerability of trafficking always aiming at the empowerment of those assisted; more specifically, proposing exemplary judicial and political actions of responsibility and indemnity from the perspective of the client;
4) National and international articulation with government and NGO's. Projeto Trama bases its actions in the paradigm of individual, universally-recognized human rights, such as those articulated in 11 Principles and Directives on Human Rights and Human Trafficking, formulated by the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.
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