Novi put representative attended the 2018 Trust Conference hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in November 2018. The Conference gathered frontline defenders and human rights activists from across the world and was committed to fining real solutions to fight slavery, empower women and advance human rights worldwide.
The endeavours of Novi put staff to prevent and combat human trafficking and to advance fundamental rights and create more just and inclusive society were recognized globally and a representative of the Association was invited to take part at the Human Rights Defenders World Summit 2018 that was held in Paris in October 2018.
Representatives of the association Novi put attended the NGO Platform meeting, International Platform expert meeting and training on early identification, protection and safe return of victims of human trafficking that was held in Sophia, Bulgaria in October 2018.
Association Novi put implemented the project “Learn how to protect yourself! STOP child abuse and human trafficking!” funded by the US Embassy to B&H. The project was focused on awarness raising activities targeting the voulnerable categories aimed at reduction of number of trafficked people B&H citizens and victims of child abuse through internet, empowering of potential/genuine victims of THB to seek assistance, as well as strengthening of capacities of relevant anti-trafficking institutions and streamlining of anti-trafficking initiatives and efforts.
Protection of rights of children victims of abuse, pedophilia and begging in Herzegovina Neretva canton, West Herzegovina Canton and Sarajevo Canton
In 2017 the Association „Novi put“ implemented the Project "Protection of rights of children victims of abuse, pedophilia and begging in Herzegovina Neretva canton, West Herzegovina Canton and Sarajevo Canton", which was financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science. Project activities were designed to empower children to seek assistance and protection in case of violations of their rights, and to provide psychological and counseling assistance to children victims of violence and to their parents, directly and through the helpline. During the implementation of project activities that involved around 1100 direct and over 3500 indirect beneficiaries, campaigns were launched to raise public awareness of the child abuse issue, the consequences for children and ways to prevent this phenomenon.
In the period February-October 2018 the Association “Novi put” implemented the Awareness Raising Campaign on Human Trafficking in Sarajevo Canton (SC) and Zenica Doboj Canton (ZDC) with the Swiss Caritas with support of NGO Step by Step Sarajevo and NGO Leda Zenica. The activities included implementation of an awareness campaign on human trafficking among students at selected elementary and secondary schools in Canton Sarajevo and Zenica-Doboj Canton for a total of 113 students, 190 parents, teachers, school councillors and social workers. 2 seminars for 50 staff of the elementary and secondary schools were held. During the project implementation outreach work and street awareness raising campaigns were held in Sarajevo Canton and Zenica-Doboj Canton.
The project implementation was closed by marking the European Anti-Trafficking Day by a street campaign in Sarajevo. All project activities were designed and implemented aimed at awareness raising and informing project beneficiaries about the issue of human trafficking, manners of recruitment by traffickers, ways for protection but also to empower them to ask for assistance in case of being exposed to any form of human trafficking. to empower them to ask for assistance in case of being exposed to due to the relevance of the issue of human trafficking, all project activities were covered by many electronic and print news media.