La Strada perceives human trafficking as a violation of human rights, that should be treated accordingly.
In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Moldova on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, human trafficking defines recruiting, transporting, transfer, hosting or receiving persons, by means of threat of force or use of force or other forms of coercion, kidnaping, abduction, fraud, deception, of abuse of authority or a situation of vulnerability, or by means of offering or receiving payments or benefits of any kind in order to obtain the consent of a person who has control over another person for the purpose of exploitation of the latter. The Republic of Moldova created a legal and institutional framework for prevention and combating, and these efforts are coordinated by the National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings.
The Republic of Moldova engaged to fulfill a range of obligations related to combating the trafficking in human beings, by signing and ratifying international conventions in this regard, such as the Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children (Palermo Protocol), the European Council Convention on combating trafficking in human beings and the UN Convention against transnational organized crime.
The Republic of Moldova created a legal and institutional framework for preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and these efforts are coordinated by the National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings.
During the last years, according to the data provided by the UNODC report for the Republic of Moldova, the human trafficking phenomenon decreased for the area of trafficking in persons in general, but it did not chance in the area of trafficking in children. In this regard, the Republic of Moldova continues its efforts in minimizing the phenomenon, based on the expertise and professionalism of the main actors involved, efforts that have been appreciated in the latest GRETA Report and in the Trafficking in Persons Report of the US Department of State. On 22 May 2018 the Government of RM approved the Decision no. 461 regarding the National Strategy for Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings for the years 2018-2023 and the Action Plan for its implementation, 2018-2020.