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Associazione Italo-Americana

April 14, 2022 - 18:30 Penthouse - Human Trafficking Initiative Series

Supported by the Associazione di cultura e di studio italo-americana Luciano Finelli Friends of the Johns Hopkins University

The Human Trafficking Initiative Series – The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Providing Access to Justice and Assistance to Victims of Labour Exploitation
Marija Andjelkovic, ASTRA - Anti trafficking action, Serbia

hosted by Professor Sara Pennicino

The event will be held in hybrid mode. SAIS Europe students, faculty, and staff are allowed to attend in person in the Penthouse. External guests are welcome to participate by registering for the online webinar using the link below.

For further information on the Human Trafficking Initiative you can visit our website or contact

Marija Andelkovic is director and one of the founders of NGO ASTRA-Anti trafficking action, the first grass root NGO combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia. She is a lawyer by profession with more than 20 years of experience in field of gender-based violence and one of the first civil society activists to raise the issue of human trafficking in Balkan region, advocating for improving the position of victims and respect of victim's rights. She has experience in direct victims' assistance to more than 500 victims as well as in prevention and education activities as trainer and lecturer in Serbia and abroad sharing her anti-trafficking expertise with professionals from governmental institutions and NGOs. She was a member of working groups for developing and monitoring strategic anti-trafficking documents in Serbia. She is an author of numerous publications, manual, articles and shadow reports on human trafficking. Her work and work of ASTRA has influenced shaping and delivering of policy and practice across the region.

To learn more about our work and how to get involved:

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