Armed conflicts, war-related trauma, and displacement sharply increase the risks of human trafficking, especially for women and girls. Since a full-scale war started in Ukraine, more than 7 million Ukrainians have received information on how to protect themselves and their loved ones from human trafficking.
Leaflets and infographics, developed by SURGe in close cooperation with the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and other government agencies, informed people about the most important safety rules for refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). In addition, the website safewomen.com.ua, recommended by Ukrainian government representatives on many occasions, including during UN sessions, gives more information on how to avoid risky situations, what to do, and where to call in cases related to human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
SURGe continues its work on preventing and protecting Ukrainians from human trafficking, including the most vulnerable. SURGe plans to develop more valuable tools and materials so that every Ukrainian can access the necessary information and remain safe.