Katjusa Popovic

Katjusa Popovic is the co-founder and head of Society Kljuc, the centre for fight against human trafficking in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.

She has headed the organization sincefrom 2001 and before that worked as the head of criminal police directorate’s department for organised crime groups in Ljubljana.

From 1991 onwards, Popovic has been holding regular training in the field of organised crime and human trafficking, and is was the author of several publications on the subject.

During her work with Society Kljuc, Popovic established an emergency hotline, safe houses and other important help forvictims.

She also set up and implemented a programme for primary and secondary schools on the prevention of human trafficking.

Popovic has trained judges in human trafficking issues through the justice ministry’s judicial school and has trained education professionals after being appointed by the education ministry to Ljubljana city municipality’s committee for children’s rights.