Adopted on 27/04/2023
José Antonio MORENO DÍAZ (Workers - GR II / Spain)
Pietro Vittorio BARBIERI (Diversity Europe - GR III/Italy)
Apr 26, 2023 Apr 27, 2023
The EESC welcomes the Commission's proposal to amend the Anti-Trafficking Directive, as it agrees with the need for further progress and improvement in the fight against trafficking in human beings and the protection of victims. The gender dimension in the content and implementation of the directive should be strengthened, given that the vast majority of victims are women and girls. The EESC believes that the directive should pay greater attention to victims of trafficking, and wishes to highlight the Member States' obligation to care for and protect victims and ensure their social inclusion as far as possible.