Donors

The Information Campaign is financially supported by Sida – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Sida is the Swedish government agency for bilateral international development cooperation and most of Sweden’s cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe. The overall goal of Swedish development cooperation is to raise the standard of living of poorer groups of people in the world.

SIDA
Sida, 105 25 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46-8-698 50 00.
Fax: +46-8-20 88 64
E-mail: [email protected]

The specific objectives include economic growth, economic and political independence, economic and social equality, democratic development in society, the long term sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the environment, equality between men and women.

In respect to Central and Eastern Europe the Swedish Parliament has established four specific goals for cooperation with countries of the region. These are to:

  • Promote common security
  • Deepen the culture of democracy
  • Support a socially sustainable economic transition
  • Support environmentally sustainable development

Beside other development cooperation activities Sida provides information and publishes material on Swedish development cooperation, development issues and partner countries. Contact them if you want to know more about the services they can offer, or visit their web-site www.sida.se.

The Research phase, implemented prior to Information Campaign was financially supported by US and Finnish Governments.

Partners

Project activities are implemented in close cooperation with governments of the Baltic States and partner NGOs.

Partner NGOs

In Latvia
Non-Governmental Organization “Genders”Activity/Projects
The main objectives of the organisation: prevention of AIDS and sexually transmitted deseases (STD) in Latvia, improving the situation in the field of prostitution, prevention of trafficking in women.
Latvian Gender Problem Centre
Caka 91/93 – 9/10,
LV-1011 Riga, Latvia
Tel/Fax: + 371 7315 899
E-mail: [email protected] 

Current measures:
information and support centre for prostitutes/ trafficked women; elaborating law proposal on prostitution; provision of a hot-line and social worker services for prostitutes and trafficking victims, street-work and medical consulting.

Services:

  • Women in sex industry: fieldwork, counselling, lobbying, rehabilitative measures, method development, information, education, research, health issues and sex workers rights.
  • Government: lobbying policy makers.
  • The public: seminars/lectures, information, education activities aimed to raise the awareness on the issue of trafficking and it’s prevention, and health issues.

As partner in IOM’s project “Genders” provides telephone consultations and gives advices for those intending to work abroad, trafficking victims, relatives of missing persons.

Non-governmental organization Resource Centre for Women “Marta”The Resource Centre for Women “Marta” started their activities in 2000, when the organization was created as a result of Swedish Women Martha Association in Finland and Latvian women NGOs cooperation project.Activities/ Projects
The focus of “Marta” activities is on increasing political participation of women in Latvia, fostering contacts and cooperation between Latvian women’s NGOs and their colleagues abroad, prevention of trafficking in women.

Resource Centre for Women “Marta”
Brivibas iela 183/2-30 
LV-1012 Riga
Latvia
Tel./ Fax.: +3717378539
Email: [email protected] 

Services
Business, language courses, legal, psychological and social worker’s consultations for unemployed and low-paid women, telephone consultations.

As partner in IOM’s project “Marta” provides telephone consultations and gives advices for those intending to work abroad, trafficking victims and their relatives.

In Lithuania 
Non-Governmental Organization “Missing Persons Families’ Support Center”Missing Persons Families’ Support Center (MPFSC) is an NGO founded in 1996 as a part of Lithuanian Human Rights Association. Since 1999 MPFSC became an independent body. The Center was found by relatives of missing people.
Missing Persons Families’ Support Center
Žirmunų 67, LT-2012 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel/Fax: +370 2 773134
E-mail: [email protected] 

Objectives/ Activities
MPFSC has these main functions: educational and prevention activities against trafficking in human beings, integration of victims of trafficking, fostering search for missing people, forming sympathetic attitudes in society towards relatives of missing people and intolerance for traffickers, improvement of legislation on the purpose of the reintegration of victims.

Assistance for trafficking victims
MPFSC provides shelter, food, clothing, etc. for victims of trafficking in women. Moral and material support is offered, medical and juridical consultations are available. The Center helps trafficking victims in finding job, changing profession. MPFSC runs the only specialized shelter for victims of trafficking in Lithuania.

As a partner in IOM’s project the center provides telephone consultations and gives advices for those intending to work abroad, trafficking victims, relatives of missing persons.

In Estonia
Non-Governmental Organization Legal Information Centre for Human Rights (LICHR)LICHR was created as a public non-profit organization on the initiative of a group of private individuals on May 2, 1994. The LICHR, was founded to promote constructive dialog and to enhance the awareness about human rights in the Estonian society.
Legal information Centre for Human Rights
Nunne 2, Tallinn 10133, Estonia 
Tel: (+372) 64 64 270; 
(+372) 64 64 269. 
Fax: (+372) 64 64 272 
E-mail: [email protected] 
Website: www.lichr.ee

The basic activities of the LICHR are legal advice provided free of charge, the collection, analysis and dissemination of information regarding the human rights. Associates of the LICHR possess expert knowledge in the area of international law, jurisprudence, sociology, political science etc. The main goal of the LICHR is to monitor the situation concerning the realization of rights of residents of Estonia, and to counteract the negative factors, undermining the development of democratic processes.

As a partner in IOM’s project LICHR provides telephone consultations and gives advices for those intending to work abroad, trafficking victims, relatives of missing persons.


AIDS-i TugikeskusActivities/projects
AIDS-i Tugikeskus takes up HIV/STD prevention and treatment among youth, common public and vulnerable groups (sex-workers, youngsters, drug addicts). Provision of literature of safe sex and warning about HIV/STDs. Creation of a gay sensitive atmosphere and testing/preventive work with homosexuals. Psychosocial support for HIV-positive people.
 
AIDS Information & Support Centre/AIDS-i Tugikeskus
Kopli Street 32, Tallinn 104 12, Estonia
Tel/Fax: +372 641 3165
Aleksandra Street 32, Tartu, Estonia
Tel: +372-741611
E-mail: [email protected]

Areas of interest
Gender Equality, Women’s Health in a Social Context, STD, HIV/AIDS, Services on Contraception, Abortion and STD, Prostitution, Trafficking. AIDS-i Tugikeskus also works with intravenous drug users (prevention of HIV/AIDS, social support), works with youth (sex education, HIV/STD prevention), promotion of ideas of HIV/STD and intravenous drug use prevention in mass media and society.

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