KOK - German NGO network against trafficking in women and violence against migrant women
The KOK is a German NGO network and coordination office against trafficking in human beings. Currently, the KOK consists of 37 member organizations in Germany. The KOK is a unique network as it represents a broad variety of different groups, including faith-based organizations and sex workers rights groups.
The KOK aims at promoting human rights of trafficked persons and other migrants experiencing violence. It addresses trafficking and other forms of violence against migrants as a severe form of human rights violation. The KOK believers that the crime of human trafficking is deeply rooted in racism and sexism and strategies to fight human trafficking have to be embedded into a wider framework including both phenomena. The KOK is active against all mechanisms, which aim at excluding migrants from social, political and economic participation. It believes in equal rights and opportunities for all, including persons working in prostitution and other informal economies.
The KOK coordinates the endeavours and efforts of its member organizations and other stakeholders involved in the issue of human trafficking. The KOK transforms the experiences from grass root counselling centers into political strategies. It informs policy makers, scientists, civil society, governmental and intergovernmental stakeholders on the complexity of anti-trafficking policies and guarantees knowledge transfers at different levels. Some of the core activities are political lobbying activities as well as work in committees and public relations.
The work of the KOK is supported by the German Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).
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