The United States Departament of State released the Trafficking In Persons Report (June 2017), which analyses the measures adopted by diferente governments to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings.
Following the past few years, Portugal obtained once again the higher classification - Trier 1 -, for having adopted all the necessary efforts to improve anti-trafficking policies.
The TIP report highligths that the Portuguese government demonstrated serious and sustained efforts by increasing the number of investigations, prosecutions, convictions, and victims identified, and also the legal ammendments to protect exploited workers and to extend criminal liability of recruitment agencies and temporary work agencies.
It also highlighted the importance of the involvement of NGOs in the fight against human trafficking and the efforts by the Government to maintain the three shelters to assist and protect victims of human trafficking that exist in Portugal – one of them is run by APAV and shelters woman victims of human trafficking and their children.
To learn more about human trafficking, please visit our website: No to Trafficking