ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: Legiut 4, 2000 Antwerpen
Country: Belgium
Region: Europe
UN Languages: English, French
Other languages: Flemish (primary language)
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Migration, Health, Human Rights'
Short description:
Payoke is one of three recognized NGOs in Belgium with the mission of assisting and protecting victims of Human Trafficking. Payoke’s mission is to reintegrate the victim in society, either in Belgium or in his/her own country, through legal, psychological, social, and administrative assistance. The organization is also actively engaged in training at the local, national, and international levels, with beneficiaries including military personnel, police, NGOs, universities, labour unions, and government officials.
Founded in 1987, Payoke has been a pioneer in the fight against trafficking in human beings in Belgium, working tirelessly towards: providing victims the support needed to regain their rights, freedom, and dignity; “waking up” stakeholders to the realities of human trafficking; assisting in the development of a proper legal framework; developing a coordinated and cooperative approach toward victim identification, protection, and prosecution; and using its 20+ year history of lessons learned to provide guidelines and best practices to other players in the field of counter-trafficking.
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