Institutional Member: La Strada International
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The International La Strada Association (La Strada International/LSI) is a European NGO network comprising eight member organisations in Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine and an international secretariat based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The overall aim of LSI is to prevent trafficking in human beings in Europe, in particular trafficking of women, and to protect the rights of trafficked persons. La Strada's philosophy, guiding its anti-trafficking work and its provision of services, is based on a human rights approach, demanding equal human rights for all people. The mission of LSI is to improve the position of women and to promote their universal rights, including the right to choose to emigrate and work abroad and to be protected from violence and abuse.
All La Strada member organisations are registered as independent non-governmental organisations and work at the grassroots level. They are united in the general assembly of La Strada International, the decision-making organ of the network, which determines strategies and policies and elects the board members. The board supervises the international secretariat.