KOK is represented on committees both nationally and internationally. These allow us to maintain our efforts in influencing the decision-making processes of lawmakers by setting out our political demands. We see the following tasks as central to our mission:
In order to attain our goals, KOK works tirelessly on a national and international level. Our political direction is agreed amongst our member organisations. The expert knowledge and practical experience gained in counselling centres throughout the country serve to support our political demands by ensuring that they are current and relevant. The KOK office is, first and foremost, tasked with introducing these demands into the national and international political arena.
KOK has been successful in a broad range of areas. National laws and international conventions have seen reform. The availability of counselling to women who have been trafficked, or to migrant women exposed to violence, has increased and improved. Opportunities for such women to enjoy basic human rights have also increased greatly. Via our networking activity, KOK also hopes to make practical use of the expert knowledge gained by other organisations involved in combating trafficking in women.
There are still, however, many areas where improvement is needed:
KOK is continually working to bring about changes on the political level and within society at large. We also strive to raise and improve awareness in these arenas, and we are committed to broadening the spectrum of legal rights available to trafficked women.