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Victims of human trafficking are eligible for a “special protection” residence permit (Aufenthaltsbewilligung – besonderer Schutz) that must be granted ex officio or upon request provided that this is necessary for prosecuting the culprits or for asserting the victim’s civil law claims. Such residence permits may also be granted on the grounds of individual circumstances that necessitate special protection for the woman concerned.
Section 104a of the Penal Code (Strafgesetzbuch § 104a)
LEFÖ – Intervention centre for trafficked women* (LEFÖ-IBF) is a recognised victim protection organization according to §25 Abs 3 SPG, that, with a mandate from the Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria – section Women and Equality, offers its services in the entirety of Austria. Mandated by the Ministry of Justice LEFÖ-IBF offers trafficked women and girls psychosocial and legal victim assistance services.
https://men-center.at/arbeitsbereiche/men-via/ – support for male victims of human trafficking
https://undok.at/ml/you-have-rights-even-if-youre-undocumented/ – union advice and assistance to workers without secured residence permit and / or without papers
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