18th October - Switzerland against Human Trafficking

Switzerland is a country of destination and transit for human trafficking. Because it occurs in a clandestine manner, the population has limited awareness about the existence of human trafficking in Switzerland as well as its various forms. The European Anti-trafficking Day on October 18th is an opportunity for the Swiss public to participate in events and receive information, in order to better understand the mechanisms behind human trafficking. Identifying victims and providing them with the necessary support requires the help of the whole population. Together, we can combat this crime and protect the victims. Human beings are not for sale! Let us make the 18th of October the symbolic date against human trafficking in Switzerland.

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Counter trafficking weeks

From the 17th of October to the 3rd of November 2017, the coordination office of the International Organization for Migration in Switzerland (IOM Bern) and its partners organized the third Weeks against human trafficking. Various events took place all across Switzerland in order to sensitize the Swiss population to this grave violation of human rights. 

Weeks against human trafficking 2017



An awareness-raising bus was inaugurated on the 18th October 2017 in Bern. The bus, adapted as a travelling exhibition, circulates throughout the whole country during 12 months and provide information about human trafficking in Switzerland.

Visit the bus on its next stop!


Please find a collection of articles regarding the counter trafficking weeks here.

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