The Amsterdams Coördinatiepunt Mensenhandel (ACM) shelter, run by the local HVO-Querido Foundation, was opened in 2007 and helps around 200 trafficking victims a year, schrijft de Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Het artikel vertelt onder meer het verhaal van Marie, een slachtoffer van mensenhandel en cliënt van het ACM: ‘Within hours, she was placed in one of the Netherlands’ three specialised shelters for victims of trafficking, an airy building with coloured murals on the walls, to begin a 90-day “reflection and recovery” period offered to trafficking victims.
When it comes to tackling modern day slavery, the Netherlands is the world leader, according to the Walk Free Foundation, an Australian human rights group which on Monday ranked it first of 167 nations by their response to the problem.
The Netherlands was awarded an AA rating and high scores for its victim assistance and criminal justice response.’
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