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  • LGBTI, LGBTI migrants, human rights

    What makes IOM an LGBTI-friendly organization?

    In many countries, LGBTI people do not receive the support they need. Often, they must hide their sexual orientation and gender identity. Or worse, they experience violence and threats from the surrounding community. LGBTI migrants who are in transit or host countries may also face prejudices or discrimination.


  • Many Finland-bound quota refugees trained in Turkey in July

    A large part of the quota refugees bound for Finland in 2018 got their pre-departure orientation in Turkey in July.

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  • Ihmiskauppa, Ihmiskaupan vastainen työ, Countertrafficking

    Inspiring lecture on health care for victims of human trafficking

    On Thursday morning an enthusiastic audience of health and social workers, and representatives from organizations and institutions had a chance to listen to American expert on human trafficking, MD, MPH Hanni Stoklosa lecture. The workshop was held at THL, the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki.

  • Countertrafficking, Hanni Stoklosa, Ihmiskauppa

    Workshop on human trafficking with leading expert 21 and 23 August

    On August 23 the Embassy of the United States of America and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are organizing a workshop with leading US expert Ms. Hanni Stoklosa.

  • Almost a third of returnees are families

    During the first seven years of the month IOM Finland has assisted almost 500 persons with voluntary return and reintegration to their countries of departure. Almost one third of these have been travling as families or couples.
  • SuomiAreena, paperittomuus, Ihmiskaupan uhri

    Fruitful discussion on the invisibles of our society

    SuomiAreenassa keskustelumme teemana oli Näkymättömät - yhteiskunnan haavoittuvaisetOn Wednesday July 18 we organized a discussion on the people who often are not seen in our society: the undocumented migrants and the victims of human trafficking. Top level Finnish politicians and a representative of the Police Board discussed different aspects of how these people are treated and what the government does now and could do in the future.

    (Also Finnish version)

What is the price of a human being? -campaign


Finland - IOM Helsinki has launched a new counter trafficking public information campaign: “What is the price of a human being?”

Human trafficking in Finland includes labour exploitation and sexual abuse. Reported victims have been both Finnish and foreign nationals.

“The campaign aims to educate the citizens, especially youth about human trafficking and to inform people about responsible consumerism to reduce demand. Raising awareness is key to identify victims,” said IOM Helsinki campaign coordinator Tuija von der Pütten.