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ART-e-FACT, STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE issue01: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION [you are here] issue02: UTOPIA issue03: TECHNOMYTHOLOGIES issue04: GLOCALOGUE

ART WORK
STILL FROM FORTRESS EUROPE BY ZELIMIR ZILNIK
FILM
Fortress Europe
Želimir Žilnik
PASSPORT

Looking for a husband with an EU Passport
Tanja Ostojić
 
Fortress Europe
Želimir Žilnik
 
Passport
Andreja Kulunčić
 
WANTED
Ghazel
 
ART WORK
STILL FROM FORTRESS EUROPE BY ZELIMIR ZILNIK
FILM
Common Trip
Roman Ondak
JOURNEY

Two Journeys
Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer
 
Common Trip
Roman Ondak
 
Nothing Happens Accidentally
Aleksandar Battista Ilić
 
Border Crossing Services
Oliver Ressler & Martin Kren
 
Sing me a song ...
Maja Bajević
 

ART WORK
IMAGE OF THE CABANA BY PIA LINDMAN
PROPOSAL
The Cabana
Pia Lindman
IN-BETWEEN

The CaBana
Pia Lindman
 
Pairings
Grady Gerbracht
 
From an in-between place
Nedko Solakov
 
Guilty Landscapes
Ron Sluik
 
S.O.S. Binary sequence
Dalibor Martinis
 

ART WORK
IMAGE OF NO MORE BAD NEWS BY IVANA KESER
POSTCARD
NO MORE BAD NEWS
Ivana Keser
POSTCARDS

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A series of postcards created by artists, printed and given away.

 

ART WORK
IMAGE OF MEETING POINT: A SEARCH BY TANJA DABO
PHOTOG.
Meeting point: a search
Tanja Dabo
NEIGHBOURS

Meeting point: a search
Tanja Dabo
 
Beqiri's
Love Shop

Sokol Beqiri
 
The Fear of Newcomers
Ivana Keser
 
Liberty
Nebojša Šerić Šoba
 
Balkan - Ich wohne in berlin
Jovan Balov
 

ART WORK
GO_HOME BY DANICA DAKIC AND SANDRA STERLE
ACTION
Go_home
Danica Dakić & Sandra Sterle
HOME

Go_HOME
Danica Dakic & Sandra Sterle
 
Profession: Refugee
Svebor Kranjc
 
Migrant Navigator
Darko Fritz
 
One's Own Body as the Only Safe Haven
Boris Cvjetanović
 









ART WORK
PASSPORT

Trafficking


Trafficking in human beings has been recognized as a major international problem and one of the most visible and most frequent forms of this crime is trafficking in women and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Global trends of trafficking in human beings are clear:

• Annually about four million of people are victims of trafficking, most of them women

• Several hundred thousand female victims of trafficking enter West Europe annually

• An estimated annual profit of trafficking in women for sexual exploitation is up to 12 billion US$

• Trafficking in human beings is an international "business" with huge profits, limited risk and weak punishment.

Human beings are trafficked for forced prostitution, pornography, forced labour, illegal work, false adoption, falsified or forced marriages, sex tourism and entertainment. Trafficking is one of the biggest crimes of our times; it is a trade of human beings, which presents a huge violation of human rights. On an individual level the following human rights are violated: a person's liberty and dignity, equality of all human beings, freedom of movement, right to decide upon own body, right to have choice and make decisions, right to property. On a societal level trafficking constitutes a form of slavery, creates an element of instability, weakens immigration policies, intensifies nationalist sentiments and ethnic tension and so democratic security is threatened.

Trafficking in human beings occurs when a person is kidnapped, recruited, sold and moved within national or across international borders by the mediation of traffickers. Traffickers are those persons who through the process of trafficking obtain a profit by means of deception, coercion or other forms of exploitation under the conditions that violate fundamental human rights. The traffickers who recruit their victims personally or through advertisements on the local media very often know the traffickers. They usually look very professional, nice and friendly. They offer to cover the travel costs and to solve all possible problems. Once, at the final destination, their attitude changes. Victims are kept in an unsafe environment, their documents are confiscated and they are forced to work illegally to pay back all expenditures sustained by the traffickers. Women and children are very often forced into the sex industry. On their way from country of origin to the final destination they are usually sold and bought several times and very often they are raped and forced into prostitution in transit countries where they might stay up to several months.

Within the framework of Stability Pact Trafficking Task Force International Organization for Migration (IOM) has implemented the study of trafficking in women and children in the Balkan region and neighbouring countries. IOM examined data on trafficking, which were collected from governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental sources in 28 countries. The study shows that there is still a tremendous lack of reliable data on trafficking but despite that trafficking in this region is a significant problem. According to collected data about 6000 women have been sold last year in West Europe and 1300 of them were from the Balkan countries. In this study Croatia is mentioned mainly as a transit country but there are some indicators that Croatia is also a country of destination. According to official data of Ministry of Interior, during the three years period (1997, 1998 & 1999) 24 women were smuggled to Croatia and forced to prostitution. But according to reliable data Croatia is also a country of origin as some women from Croatia were registered as victims of trafficking: 3 in Austria, 6 in Germany, 1 in the Netherlands, 2 in Spain. We do not have official data from Italy but very often young girls from Croatia are victims of trafficking in Italy.

Counter-trafficking activities in Croatia over the last two years have been initiated by international organizations with intention to target all relevant partners. All respective partners for solving this problem on national level have to understand that overall responsibility lies with the individual States that must ensure that they comply with the international obligations. In order to speed up the procedure of counter-trafficking activities, the Republic of Croatia is obliged to develop optimum structure for solving this phenomenon.








REPORTS
MAP
IMAGE OF BODO KAPING
INTERVIEW
Interview with Bodo Kaping
OVERVIEW

Trafficking
Lovorka Marinović
A booming sex slavery trade --trafficking and the exploitation of women

Migration as a Global & Local Problem
Božena Katanec
Freedom, frustration, and the countries in-between

Interview with Bodo Kaping
Oliver Ressler & Martin Kren
Excerpt from the video "Border Crossing Services",


 WRITINGS
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Looking for a husband with an EU passport
Tanja Ostojić
THEORY

PRISONERS OF A GLOBAL PARANOIA
Žarko Paić
Ježevo as a permanent twilight zone between borders, politics and ideas.

Thnking in Exile
Suzana Milevska
I live, I dwell means the same as I am... Philosophical ideas connecting ourselves and our living spaces.

Jezevo - a story without a happy ending
Marina Gržinić
Ježevo as the cordon sanitaire of Europe.

Illegal migrants and late capitalism
Rastko Močnik
Unprecedented global inequality -- the final crisis of Capitalism?