Project TAWE

Project TAWE – Together against Women’s Exploitation project aims to respond to one of the largest challenges that Romania has regarding the protection of women, mainly girls, against sexual violence and human trafficking. Since 2001, the U.S. Department of State,[1] in the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, has mentioned that “The Government of Romania does not… meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking”.

In December 2022, the European Commission underlined that the number of Romanian victims of human trafficking continuous to be the highest among all states, even if in 2004 the EU Accession Treaty included special obligations for Romania to reduce this phenomenon. About 90% of the Romanian identified victims of human trafficking are women and girls and 82% of them are sexually exploited all over Europe (ANITP, 2021 Annual Report, pg 15).

Although Romania is the top problem country for the EU fight against human trafficking actions, at the national level there is a huge lack of knowledge, understanding, action, and prevention of this phenomenon.

The aim of the present project is to strengthen the CSOs, professionals, and general public’s capacity to cooperate for prevention and early identification of cases of human trafficking of girls and women. To achieve it, the following specific objectives will be implemented:

SO1: Increasing the collaboration among CSOs, different stakeholders, and general public for early identification of potential victims (through 5 seminars, 3 ECLERhubs, and 10 CSOs/stakeholders).

SO2: Reducing the number of potential sexual based violence and human trafficking cases among Romanian girls and women through awareness activities (8 workshops with school students and professors, and an online campaign on prevention and identification of human trafficking).

SO3: Monitoring the implementation of anti-trafficking policies through 3 press releases and 1 report.


The main activities under the TAWE project are:

A1. Organization of 5 seminars on early detection of potential GBV and THB cases

The project will deliver 5 seminars to minimum 125 frontline actors, CSOs and professionals working directly with women and girls. The participants are selected from all over Romania, with a specific attention on the professional activity of those working in educational, health and social services, coming from counties where the number of identified survivors of GBV/THB is higher or permanently increasing.

Seminars (5):

  • 2024-02-16, Romanian-American University, 09:00 – 18:00
  • 2024-02-19, Romanian-American University, 09:00 – 18:00
  • 2024-02-20, Romanian-American University, 09:00 – 18:00
  • 2024-02-22, Romanian-American University, 09:00 – 18:00
  • 2024-02-23, Romanian-American University, 09:00 – 18:00

Participation is based on prior registration through the dedicated online form:

[form closed]

A2. Organization of workshops for children and professionals working with them

8 workshops are organised online and offline with a minimum of 200 participants, mainly children. The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness about risks of GBV and THB and to have the minimum knowledge to early identify potential victims, to discover the false promises that can lead to human trafficking, to know the indicators that can draw attention about a false offer or “too good to be true”.

Workshops (8):

  • 25 April 2024, High School Marin Preda, Bucharest – 10:00
  • 25 April 2024, High School Marin Preda, Bucharest – 12:00
  • 09 May 2024, Economics High School Virgil Madgearu, Galați
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Participation is based on prior registration through the dedicated online form:

[form to be published]

A3. Organization of awareness and monitoring activities

ECLER will design, produce, and disseminate different awareness and promotional materials that will be distributed online and to the participants in our events. 1 monitoring and advocacy report will be elaborated, and 3 press releases will be published. 3 ECLERhubs will be developed and supported for safer communities.

Contact: [email protected]

  • 1 position available: Assistent Manager & Communication Officer; short-term position (3 month), collection/organizing logistic/organizational info, keeping track of promotional/communication elements


Interested persons are kindly asked to contact ECLER at the contact address: [email protected]