REST: Guide of Promising Practices

Trafficked persons´ access to long term or permanent residence is critical for their safety, stability and future perspective. The regularisation of their stay is an integral part of their right to effective remedies and access to justice and it should be granted in the practice. Starting from the identification of gaps and barriers in the effective protection of trafficked persons, the guide shares promising existing practices in line with a coherent referral to the most appropriate channel of protection securing their rights and access to a durable solution.


REST_guide (pdf, 448 KB)

EU Victims' Rights Day: Final Report of REST

Residence permits, international protection and victims of human

trafficking: Durable solutions grounded in international law


On today's EU Victims' Rights Day the REST Project Consortium presents the findings of its study. Only a secure residency status ensures the access to rights for victims of trafficking.


Final report REST (pdf, 1 MB)

International Conference in Porto: TransR

On 19 and 20 novembre 2019 an international conference will take place in Porto: TransR - Trans Sex Workers Rights are Human Rights"


The partners in this project from Italy (MIT), Greek (Red Umbrella Athen), Spain (Hetaira), Austria (LEFÖ/TAMPEP) and Portugal (APDES) will discuss the legal and social situation of (migrant) Trans Sex Workers. The aim of this conference is to inform about the most important results of this project. Activists, politicians and other stakeholders are invited.

14th September 2019 = Sex Worker Pride Day

«We all share the same feelings, the same wishes but we don’t share the same rights»: 14th September 2019 = Sex Worker Pride!

Trans Sex Workers face multiple forms of human rights’ violations due to their gender identity and the sex work criminalization all over Europe and the world. Everyone is entitled to the rights to life, security and protection from violence, and these must be respected and ensured, irrespective of sex work and gender identity.


TransR consortium has  released an exclusive video that calls on support the equal rights of trans sex workers all over Europe. For more information, please visit:


Pressrelease: TransR Video Campaign (pdf, 505 KB)

"Know your rights, claim compensation"

Campaign start for the project Justice at last – European action for compensation for victims of crime:

The project aims to enhance access to compensation for trafficked persons and victims of related crimes. For victims of crime, the right to compensation is recognised and well established in EU legislation. Nevertheless, many barriers remain that prevent these victims from actually accessing this right.


This project is partly funded by the European Union’s Justice Program (2014-2020).

Seminar "Update on countering trafficking of human beings": 11-12 April 2019

This seminar is about tools and challenges in collecting evidence, assisting victims and improving compensation and takes place in Trier. It brings together judges, prosecutors, lawyers in private practice, law enforcement officers and repesentatives of civil society / NGOs.


Conference language is English.


Program and Registration Form (pdf, 791 KB)

New Publications on trafficking in women

In the frame of the Project Justice at Last we have the possibility to publish important Publications:

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer

As part of “V-Day 2019”, the Webster University Vienna is presenting “A Memory, A Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer”. Support feminism – End Violence.

The performance will be in English.


Date: 8. March 2019, 7 PM

Place: VHS Ottakring, Ludo-Hartmann-Platz 7, 1160 Vienna




We are very excited: All proceeds will be donated to LEFÖ!

Article about Trafficking in human beings, September 2018

Evelyn Probst (LEFÖ-IBF) published an article on Journal of the Academy of European Law (“Victims’ protection within the context of trafficking in human beings and European Union standards”), 12. September 2018:

Conference "Human Trafficking and Human Rights": 29 October 2018

On the occasion of the EU-Anti-Trafficking Day, the international conference "Human Trafficking and Human Rights - Access to Rights for Victims of Human Trafficking" will be held on Monday, 29th of October 2018 (9.00-17.30)


Location: Hofburg, Vienna


The conference brings together international experts and is open to the public. No participation fee. Conference languages are English and German.


Program (pdf, 937 KB), Registration Form (70 KB)

ILGA: Position Paper on LGBTI sex workers

On Monday, 13th of June 2018, ILGA-Europe, a network of 500 LGBTQI organisations in 45 countries in Europe and Central Asia, publishes their Position Paper on LGBTI sex workers.


ILGA-Europe ( therefore call for the decriminalisation of all aspects of sex work, i.e. the selling, as well as buying of sex services, the operational aspects of sex work and the fact of working collectively with other sex workers.
ILGA-Europe call on policy-makers and other stakeholders to listen to the voices of LGBTI sex workers, to meaningfully involve them in the elaboration of all policies affecting them, and to speak out in support of the full decriminalisation of sex work.

We - from LEFÖ - are pleased to publish the Position Paper of ILGA.

International Domestic Workers Day: 16 June

On the occasion of International Domestic Workers Day, we urge the European Union and its member states to use the United Nations Global Compact on Migration as an opportunity to recognise migrant domestic and care workers’ rights as workers.


Joint statement (pdf, 476 KB)


Concerns and recommendations on migrant domestic and care work (pdf, 566 KB)

Invitation: Conference "20 years LEFÖ-IBF (1998-2018): "Same old, same old?"

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the LEFÖ-Intervention Centre for Women affected by Trafficking, we invite you to our conference in Vienna on 5 and 6 June 2018.


Programm (Englisch, pdf, 658 KB)

Trafficking in human beeings - Conference in Lisbon on 4 and 5 December 2017

The Conference "Assisting victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation and measuring the costs thereof" will take place on 4 and 5 December 2017 in Lisbon.



ERA (Ramin Farinpour) in cooperation with the Centro de Estudos Judiciarios, the Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV), LEFÖ, the Romanian National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons (ANITP), the Bulgarian National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, the German Weisser Ring.


Key topics:

  • Focus on vulnerable groups (women and children) and
    how assistance to them could be improved
  • Judicial and law enforcement aspects in relation to victims
    and the need for better cross-border and inter-institutional
  • Identification of victims and their questioning (in
    proceedings), and the material, human and emotional cost

Programme (pdf, 905 KB)

Save the date: 20 October 2017 / Conference "Human Trafficking in Conflict and Crisis Situations"

The Conference "Human Trafficking in Conflikt and Crisis Situations" will take place at 20 October 2017, 09.00 – 18.30 h, at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna.


Organised by the Austrian Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking in cooperation with the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking-Day.


The Austrian Task Force was established in 2004 as national coordination mechanism to combat human trafficking by preparing National Action Plans with concrete objectives and by monitoring their implementation.


The Conference brings together international experts and frontline officers with comprehensive experience from the field. It is open to the public and free of charge. Simultaneous interpretation English/German/Russian will be provided.

The agenda will include the following panels and workshops:

  • Panel I: Human Trafficking, Conflicts and Emergencies: Lessons from the Field
  • Panel II: A gender perspective on human trafficking in the context of forced migration
  • WS I: Human trafficking and Exploitation: Where do you draw the line? Practical cases in Austria and Libya
  • WS II: Child protection in the context of conflict and crisis situations
  • WS III: Access to rights: Preventing human trafficking and violence against women
  • WS IV: Trafficked men: Visibility of male victims and challenges in victim protection

Anti trafficking review

On the occasion of the Launch of Issue 8 of the Anti-Trafficking Review "Where´s the Evidence", four international academics and experts will talk about the role of border guards at Heathrow airport in the formation of evidence-based anti-trafficking policie, as well as the role of research, statistics and estimates in anti-trafficking work.


When and Where: 24 May, 9 AM, Conference Room M6, Vienna International Centre, Vienna

For more Information, please see the Inviation (pdf, 148 KB)

Keep up your good work!

On a monday morning in March, we found the following note on our LEFÖ sign (street entrance):

"Keep up your good work!"


That is so nice! We are very thankful!

Latin American Bazar in Vienna

On two weekends in April and May, the Latin American Bazar in Vienna will take place: with latin rhythms, activities for kids, culinary specialities, craftwork and flee market! 


Where: Piaristenkirche Maria Treu / 1080 Wien / Piaristengasse 45 / Entrance: Jodok-Fink-Platz

When: Friday, 28.4. to Sunday, 30.4.2017

and Friday, 5.5. to Sunday, 7.5.2017

(Fr-Sa from 11.00-21.00 and Su from 11.00-17.00 Uhr)


More Information on Facebook: Bazar Latino en Viena

We are very excited: the proceeds of the flee market will be donated to LEFÖ!


LEFÖ in the Tanzquartier Wien / TQW

In the context of a new cooperation between LEFÖ and the Tanzquartier Wien (TQW), the main focus of the PAROLI-Project ("Education for young, female refugees" - in the LEFÖ learning center for migrant women / as part of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education's 2016 - 2017 refugee initiative), "language and movement", will take place in the rooms of the TQW .


Additionally, the cooperation gives the possibility to view a performance and attend a dance workshop. The young PAROLI-learners are very enthusiastic!


Furthermore, it will be possible for Latin American women in LEFÖ (be it employees, learners or visitors and participants of our counselling offer) to attend a dance workshop with the Chilean-Mexican artist and dancer Amanda Piña. The workshop is given in connection with the world premiere of Piña's dance production nadaproductions on the 17th and 18th of March in the TQW.


We are very excited about this fruitful cooperation! THANK YOU!

Ni Una Menos: Solidarity with the Women in Argentina

"Ni Una Menos" is a collective cry against violence on women. In Argentina, on average, every 30 hours a woman is killed. The call “Stop Feminicide” originally came from journalists, activists, artists and evolved into a collective campaign. In the context of the international women’s day and the international women’s strike we in Austria pick up this call and are part of an echo of #niunamenos.


LEFÖ’s counselling for Latin American Women needs your support!

Due to stagnating financial support, LEFÖ’s counselling for Latin American Women is facing large economic difficulties. We have built up this offer in the course of many years’ work, and feel committed towards our target groups and clients to pursue our professional and high quality counselling.


Call for donations (pdf, 134 KB)

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer

As part of “V-Day 2017”, the Webster University Vienna is presenting “A Memory, A Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer”. Support feminism – End Violence.

The performance will be in English.


Dates: 24. February 2017, 6 PM and 25. February 2017, 2 PM

Place: Webster University Vienna, Praterstraße 23, 1020 Vienna


Tickets can be purchased at:


We are very excited: All proceeds will be donated to LEFÖ!

PRACE: new Handbook on "Migrant Women and Human Trafficking"

In the context of the PRACE project "Empowerment of Migrant Women at Risk of Exploitation, Trafficking & Enslavement", there has been published a handbook for people working professionally with traffic in women.


The handbook is available in English.

Download here: Handbook (pdf, 4 MB)

Platform against Exploitation and Human Trafficking

In the context of the press conference with the Platform against Exploitation and Human Trafficking on January 19th, we wish to accentuate the importance of a secure residence permit for victims of traffic in women. At the same time, we emphasize the severe effects of the planned tightening of the Austrian Fremdenrecht (Immigration Laws).

Press release (pdf, 350 KB)

Joint statements about sex work to UN Women

In response to UN Women´s call for submissions regarding UN Women´s policy on sex work, we worked on different statements.


Together with the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) and its member organisations we wrote this submission.

Also: joint statement from women´s rights and sex worker rights organisations to UN Women (pdf, 155 KB).

Joining Forces against Human Trafficking: event on the 21st of October 2016

On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day the Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking in Austria organise the event in Vienna "Human Trafficking and its victims - new Developments". Flyer (pdf, 794 KB), Registration Form (word, 69 KB)


Also on the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day the La Strada Network calls upon all European governments to implement the 10 action points to ensure that trafficked persons can access their right to compensation and to remove the obstacles that prevent them from doing so: Justice at last (pdf, 2 MB)

Amnesty International: Sex Workers Rights are Human Rights

A crucial vote to protect the human rights of sex workers was passed in August 2015 in Dublin at Amnesty International’s decision-making forum, the International Council Meeting (ICM). Delegates from around the world authorized the International Board to develop and adopt a policy on the issue.
“Sex workers are one of the most marginalized groups in the world who in most instances face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse. Our global movement paved the way for adopting a policy for the protection of the human rights of sex workers which will help shape Amnesty International’s future work on this important issue,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. More Information about the ai-resolution


NSWP welcomes Amnesty International´s Policy on State Obligations to Respect, Protect, and Fulfill the Human Rights of Sex Workers: NSWP Statement (pdf, 102 KB)


La Strada International welcomes Anmesty International´s policy on sex workers rigths and decriminalisation of sex work: LSI Statement (pdf, 121 KB)

Announcement for the briefing papers of the GAATW-study "Towards Greater Accountability: Monitoring and Evaluation of Anti-Trafficking Initiatives"

The goal of the study was to evaluate and monitor anti-trafficking initiatives from a survivor's perspective in Europe, Asia and Latin America. We'd like to inform you about the currently published briefing papers of the study, which reflect on ethics and principals in the research with survivors (pdf, 357 KB). Furthermore, the briefing papers describe the unmet needs (pdf, 419 KB) and the challenges for survivors in rebuilding their lives (pdf, 430 KB).

New issue of GAATW´s journal "Forced Labour and Human Trafficking"

The new issue of GAATW’s journal the Anti-Trafficking Review looks at ‘Forced Labour and Human Trafficking’.
In 2014, governments across the globe committed to combat forced labour through a new international agreement, the ILO Forced Labour Protocol. But are recent efforts enough? With case studies from diverse regions and countries this issue features a mix of academic articles, a new ‘policy and practice’ section, as well as short debate pieces which respond to the question: Should we distinguish between forced labour, trafficking and slavery? The Review and all articles are freely available online at

Joining Forces against Human Trafficking: event on the 14th of October 2015

The Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking (TF-HT) was created by the Austrian government in November 2004. It is headed by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (FMEIA) and responsible for coordinating and intensifying the measures taken by Austria in combating this crime. On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day the Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking organise this event in Vienna. Information (pdf, 902 KB)

Response to Migration: Turn political crisis into opportunity

The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and its member organisations urge EU leaders to establish safe and regular channels for migrants and refugees to come to Europe. Statement by PICUM (pdf, 282 KB)

The Decoration of Merit in Gold of the Province of Vienna was given to Maria Cristina Boidi

Maria Cristina Boidi, the coordinator and co-founder of LEFÖ, received the Decoration of Merit in Gold of the Province of Vienna on June 15th. We are pleased to receive this honor and recognition. The speech from city councilor Sandra Frauenberger and the speech from the Vice President of the European Parliament, Ulrike Lunacek deeply moved the audience. A standing ovation was given for Cristina, who through her life’s work has helped strengthen and encourage many women and migrants, for themselves as well as for achieving better living conditions. She also worked on obtaining fair Rights for Women and Migrants – here and now, locally, nationally and globally.     
Dear Cristina, we thank you for your appearance and political message! We gladly will take your messages into our continuing LEFÖ-work. Your LEFÖ- women!

June 2, 2015: 40th Anniversary of International Sex Workers Day

The 40th year anniversary of the International Sex Workers Day is approaching. But sex workers are still lacking legal rights and facing discrimination. An event was held on June 2 2015, from 5:00-7:00pm at Urban-Loritz-Platz, Vienna 8.
Including: Info-Cafe, DJ-Line, Flashmob and more!

FRA report: Severe Labour Exploitation

On 2 June 2015, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published the findings of its research into the criminal labour exploitation of workers moving within or migrating to the EU. The report shows that despite legislation banning the practice, labour exploitation is widespread in the EU.

The report suggests that EU Member States should take a zero tolerance attitude by measures such as sanctioning companies that exploit workers and considering a system of certification allowing consumers to identify products and services that have not involved any form of labour exploitation. More informations:,
FRA press release (pdf, 476 KB)

Network Language Rights (Netzwerk SprachenRechte): Children Rights Needed for all Children!

The freedom of speaking ones own native language should not be repressed! Bravery is needed to learn languages as well as the willingness to join together and support the use of different languages in this country. The network SprachenRechte fights for Children’s Rights.

Eduardo Galeano: In Memoriam

Eduardo Galeano died on April 13, 2015. He was a journalist, essayist and writer in Uruguay. In Memoriam of this distinguished author from Latin America we publish the video "Vivir sin Miedo", "Life without fear".

Manual "Empowerment through rigths awareness"

This comprehensive work from LEFÖ gives 96 pages of insight into the methods of INDOORS, a European project, and emphasizes the importance of low threshold access to equalization and to strengthen the rights and the self-determination of Sex Workers. Manual, pdf 2,71 MB

December 17- International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

The European project INDOORS - Empowerment and skill building tools for national and migrant female sex workers working in hidden places - is in support of the International Day against Violence on Sex Workers that took place on December 17.
The passing of equal Labor Rights for sex workers is a way to fight the stigmatization and violence against sex workers.

Start of the campaign “Used in Europe”

On the European Day Against Human Trafficking on October 18, the campaign “Used in Europe” was presented. Labor exploitation and human trafficking don’t only come out of the Sex Industry, but can also be found in industrial production and in the service sector. This also occurs in Europe.   

With this campaign, the founders of La Strada International (European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings) and their 28 partner organizations demand,  

  • That the European government strengthens the national and international regulations, which are effective, concrete and pre-emptive against human trafficking.
  • That major commercial companies strengthen their labor rights in their supply chains.
  • That consumers take a closer look at the production of the goods that they consume.

More informations:

Press release, October 18, 2013

LEFÖ: Trafficking of women constitutes a violation of human and women rights!  Press release (pdf, 134 KB)

Press release, October 18, 2013

OSCE: Victims of trafficking - Human beings with human rights that must be protected! Press release (pdf, 115 KB)

Hands off our clients!

The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe is proud to launch "Hands off our Clients!", an advocacy and acitivism tool-kit against the criminalisation of clients of sex workers. More information


Results of the COMP.ACT project

COMP.ACT is a project to improve access to justice and guarantee compensation for trafficked people. LEFÖ–IBF is member of this project and is part of the COMP.ACT EUROPE steering committee.


The different tools together make the COMP.ACT toolkit on Compensation for Trafficked Persons:

  • A video about COMP.ACT
  • A practical tool for lawyers, counselling centres and service providers: Guidance on representing trafficked persons in compensation claims (pdf, 1 MB)
  • Findings and Results of the European Action for Compensation for Trafficked Persons / final report (pdf, 1 MB)
  • Research template for collecting and analysing data on the access of trafficked persons to compensation (pdf,1 MB)
  • Study "Possibilities to Obtain Compensation for Trafficked Persons in Austria" (Study, pdf, 508 KB)

Campaign Domestic Workers "12 in 12"

Various international organizations call for an action day on 12 December 2012 to raise awareness about a lack of legal security for domestic workers. Domestic workers deserve the same rights as all other workers! More information about the campaign

Our common vision: Human Trafficking should be eradicated

On the occation of the 6th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, La Strada International, togther with CCME, Terre Des Hommes, ECPAT, Anti Salvery International, KOK and LEFÖ present the Civil society Commentary on the EU strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings. Commentary (pdf, 163 KB)

A voice for a comprehensive and multi-sectoral approach

On the occation of the 6th session (15-19 October) of the Conference of the Parties the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women and the Vienna Alliance of NGOs welcome the opportunity to discuss the implementation of the UN convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols. Speech (pdf, 125 KB)

"Joining Forces against Human Trafficking", event on 5th of October 2012

On the occasion of the EU-Anti-Tafficking-Day the Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking organise this event. Socio-political actors, such as representatives of ministries, universities, human rights organizations and NGOs will discuss, among other things, different strategies and efforts to strengthen the rights of victims of Human Trafficking. In addition, the meeting offers a space for deeper examination. Programme and registration procedures (pdf, 785 KB)

The “Immorality” of sex work has been abolished!

At the International Sex Workers Day 2012, LEFÖ organized a public event at the Praterstern in Vienna to raise awareness for the precarious working situation of sex workers. With: Info-Café and Live performances from chra and irizzz norah noizzze.


Precisely at the International Sex Workes Day became to be known (although years too late!), that on the 18th of April 2012 a new precedent-setting sentence was rendered, and by that, a long-term claim of LEFÖ got fulfilled: according to a new sentence of the Supreme Court, sex work has been removed from the sphere of immorality! A very important step for better working conditions for sex workers!

Press release, 2012, March 22nd

Shocking sentence: Judge lets human traffickers off the hook (Press release, pdf, 140 KB)

17. December - The International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers

LEFÖ condemns all forms of violence against sex workers and struggles with many other activists against trivializing these serious human rights violations.

Only Rights protect sex workers from violence!

Panel discussion on 27 October 2011: Stay and / or voluntary return? Questions for reintegration of victims of human trafficking

Human trafficking is a complex crime and a grave violation of human and women´s rights. Based on the newly published "Quality standards for risk assessment and the safe return and reintegration of trafficked persons" (created by LEFÖ) some experts discussed the issue. (Quality standards, pdf, 226 KB)

June 2 = International Whore's Day

Under the banner "workers’ rights rather than morality", LEFÖ seeks to raise awareness for the poor working conditions of sex workers on the occasion of the International Whore's Day.
Day of action: June 1, 2 – 6 p.m., at Urban-Loritz-Platz, 1070 Vienna.
Program: Info-café and live performances by chra, roz and Norah Noizzze.

Movie and debate on June 8, 2011, at Schickaneder Cinema

On the occasion of “Cinema Wednesday”, the Green education workshop Minorities (Grüne Bildungswerkstatt Minderheiten) invited to the movie “Fatal Promises” and an ensuing debate about trafficking in women. Among other speakers: Evelyn Probst from LEFÖ - IBF - Intervention Center for Trafficked Women.

Presentation of the study "Political.Education.Migrant Women"

Migration represents a challenge for civic education. Can civic education lead to more justice? How can education be discussed, if not everybody has the same access to education and vocational training? These and other questions were discussed by Rahel Baumgartner (Society for Political Education) and Assimina Gouma (critical migration studies) on June 6, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Vienna City Library, Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna.

The study was conducted in the framework of the Objective 2 Network “Education Center for migrant women”  (Ziel 2 Netzwerk "Lernzentren für Migrantinnen") (2008-2011) by the migrant women organizations LEFÖ, Pergrina and OrientExpress.

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

A performance consisting of a number of monologues, poems and other pieces revolving around issues of violence, especially sexual violence against women and girls can be seen on April 26 and 30 in Vienna. LEFÖ is one of the beneficiaries from donations made. (Invitation, pdf, 117 KB)

Out of the migration debate – Political education on the other side of fantasies and labelling

This year's LEFÖ-Education seminar, which took place from May 13-15, 2011 at bifeb (Strobl), was realized in cooperation with our network partners Peregrina and OrientExpress. We discussed this loud and at times exhausting debate which often lacks in substance and searched together for new strategies. How can we teach, advise and research without reinforcing the current discourses and thus become part of the current migration debate? What are our content and arguments? Do we possess the language necessary to contribute to a differentiated debate?

Indemnification for exploitation? Victims of trafficking in women and human beings and their possibilities of indemnification in Austria

On the occasion of the PUBLIC LECTURE, experts were asked to make a statement at this event. At the same time, the study "Possibilities of indemnification for victims of human trafficking in Austria", completed in spring 2011, was presented.
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Great Hall of the Federal Ministry of Justice.

Workshop within the 16 Days against Gender Violence Campaign 2010

On 26 November 2010, a workshop for Latin American women took place in LEFÖ with the title: "Prevention, awareness and recognition of violence against women".  More information at:

Klappe auf!
A video project within the 16 Days against Gender Violence Campaign 2010

For the period from 25 Nov to 10th December 2010 together with other women and migrant organisations LEFÖ has created a series of videos that work on violence against women in various ways. An exciting collaboration with interesting and varied productions! The video of LEFÖ - an interview with Maria Cristina Boidi - goes online on 8 December.


Press conference on 21 October 2010

LEFÖ-IBF and GAATW (Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women)

Experts warn that current anti-trafficking efforts will fail if trafficked persons are not involved in their development and evaluation. Press Release (52,3 KB)

2010: LEFÖ celebrates 25 years on October 1st in the ost klub

World AIDS Conference 2010

LEFÖ participated at the World AIDS Conference “Rights Here, Right Now” (Report in English, 599 KB)

Vernissage "Game of the colours"

With the title "Game of the colours" an exibition of the Women´s Painting Studio of the LEFÖ Learning Center started in June 2010. With the voluntarily engagement and work of Gloria Tichy since 2 years the Women´s Painting Studio is a successfull project. A "colourful" evening opened this exibition which lasted 5 weeks in a galery of the 7th district of Vienna.