La Strada Czech Republic

La Strada Czech Republic

La Strada Czech Republic (LSCz) is a non-governmental organization which aims to contribute towards the elimination of all forms of exploitation and trafficking in human beings. To achieve these results, LSCz wants to make the issue of THB visible by influencing authorities, media and public opinion to address this violation of human rights and by informing the public about possible dangers of trafficking and commercial exploitation.

Petra Kutálková

Petra Kutálková works for La Strada Czech Republic for more than 10 years in different positions incl. direct assistance to trafficked persons, prevention and advocacy work. She holds PhD from the Charles University in Prague. She has experience in developing methodologies and carrying out qualitative research among vulnerable and hidden populations as well as policy analysis. Her work on the DemandAT project focuses on dissemination and stakeholder interaction, integrated approach, government responses, different forms of THB, policy instruments to steer demand and the role of law enforcement actors.

Lucie Majerová

Lucie Majerová joined La Strada in October 2015 as a lawyer. She holds a degree in law from University of Western Bohemia in Pilsen. She focuses on monitoring and analyses of court cases, preparation of analytical data and direct work with clients.

Markéta Hronková

Markéta Hronková is director and national coordinator of La Strada Czech Republic. She holds a degree in law from University of Western Bohemia in Pilsen. For more than 15 years she works in the field of human rights with special focus on women’s rights and different forms of discrimination, including research on gender aspects of asylum seeking. In her previous work she participated in several studies and researches of funding for women’s rights and feminist philanthropy.  Her work on the DemandAT project focuses on coordination and management, dissemination and stakeholder interaction, government responses, policy instruments to steer demand and the role of law enforcement actors.

Karolina Kerplová

Karolina Kerplová joined La Strada in September 2013 as a project manager. She has experience in project management from June 2012 when she started to work on various international or Czech projects focused on human rights and education. She holds a Master’s degree in Area Studies from the Charles University in Prague. Her work on the DemandAT project focuses on project coordination and monitoring.

Lucian Otáhal

Lucián Otáhal works as a lawyer and legal analyst in La Strada Czech Republic. For more than 7 years he focuses professionally on human rights. Since 2011 he works with La Strada Czech Republic on lobbying and advocacy strategies. He published several legal texts concerning protection against discrimination. In the area of trafficking, he has analysed the implementation of two EU directives – the Employer’s Sanctions Directive and the Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims. His work on the DemandAT project focuses on government responses, different forms of THB and the role of law enforcement actors.

Magdalena Šormová

Magdalena Šormová is working as outreach worker in La Strada Czech Republic. She holds a Master degree in Law and Security Studies in the Czech Republic. Her main professional interests lie in monitoring abd research of trafficking in human beings and forced labour and exploitation especially in socially excluded locations.  Her work on the DemandAT project focuses on dissemination and stakeholder interaction, the role of law enforcement actors and demand in different form of THB.  

Magdalena no longer works for La Strada Czech Republic

Michal Krebs

Michal Krebs works for La Strada Czech Republic since 2006 as a social and outreach worker. He is in charge of La Strada’s Outreach work programme and participated in several researches focused on different migrant communities in the context of human trafficking - e.g. research on Mongolian labour migration, Vietnamese Workers in the Czech Factories or a study focused on the analysis of employment agencies. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Pedagogy. His work on the DemandAT project focuses on the demand in different form of THB and the role of law enforcement actors.

Petra Kutálková

Petra Kutálková works for La Strada Czech Republic for more than 10 years in different positions incl. direct assistance to trafficked persons, prevention and advocacy work. She is a PhD-student at the Charles University in Prague. She has experience in developing methodologies and carrying out qualitative research among vulnerable and hidden populations as well as policy analysis. Her work on the DemandAT project focuses on dissemination and stakeholder interaction, integrated approach, government responses, different forms of THB, policy instruments to steer demand and the role of law enforcement actors. 

Stanislava Bodenbender

Stanislava Bodenbender joined La Strada in 2013. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of North Florida and a Master's degree in International and Diplomatic Studies from the University of Economics in Prague.  During her studies she has been trained in qualitative research methods and carried out various research projects.  For eight years she has worked in the fields of refugee resettlement and human trafficking.  She has extensive experience in training social service providers and law enforcement as well as providing social services to identified victims of human trafficking.  She started and served as a chair of the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Task Force. 

Stanislava no longer works for La Strada Czech Republic