KOK - Our Goals

KOK aims to do the following:

  • Combat all levels of  trafficking in human beings
  • Ensure humane treatment of victims of trafficking in human beings
  • Improve the judicial and social situation of people affected by trafficking in human beings
  • The implementation of political and social arrangements for affected people and against trafficking in human beings on a regional and national, as well as on a European and international level
  • Create awareness for the complex topic of trafficking in human beings in general and among a scientific public
  • Enhance rights of residence and labor rights for female migrants
  • End racial and sexual discrimination of female migrants
  • Build up networks between the member organisations of KOK
  • Improve communication structures and solution strategies  of KOK and its members

We will achieve these goals through:

  • increasing public awareness regarding the issue of trafficking in human beings, including the situation of female migrants and exploited women
  • promoting the recognition of trafficking as a human rights violation and the condemnation of trafficking of women as a form of violence against women
  • achieving social and legal equality between all women in Germany
  • improving living conditions for exploited migrant women in a sustainble way
  • demanding social equality for prostitutes 
  • demanding a independent right of residence for spouses right at the beginning of a marriage


KOK - Key Issues

The focus of KOK’s work is closely linked to the assertion of its goals. KOK does research and bundles current information relevant to trafficking in human beings, exploitation and violence against female migrants. The outcome is transfered to the practice. Additionally, KOK presents the experiences and claims of the practice to politicians, as well as the public. Transfer of knowledge, as well as coordination and networking are some of our key tasks.

Promoting networking between national and international counselling services

  • Supporting the exchange of information and expertise of NGOs on a federal level
  • Organising of trainings and networking meetings
  • Networking and cooperating with international NGOs and human rights organisations

Public Relations and Lobbying

  • Publication of statments, papers and studies
  • Organising conferences, symposia and trainings for different multiplicators
  • Participating in regional, national and international conferences and meetings

Raising public awareness for human trafficking

  • Organisation of seminars  and trainings for staff of public authorities (public prosecutors, police, border patrol, government office for immigrants, social welfare office, etc)
  • Support of counselling centres with negotiations of cooperation (for example with the police)
  • Publications about related issues

National and International Networking

In order to achieve its goals and to voice its political claims in legislation processes, KOK is involved in national and international networks and comittees.

National Networking and Committees

    International Networking and Committees


      KOK sources external funding. How to support us.

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      KOK - Bundesweiter Koordinierungskreis gegen Menschenhandel e.V.
      Hof 1, Aufgang A
      10785 Berlin

      Tel.: 030 / 263 911 76
      E-Mail: info@kok-buero.de