Mental Health & Human Trafficking

Digital series by Humans for Humans We would like to invite you to our digital series designed for professionals working withhuman trafficking survivors or fighting against this crime.We invited several global professionals to provide a free class, webinar or lecture aboutdifferent topics related to mental health and human trafficking, to help understand thestruggles faced byContinue reading “Mental Health & Human Trafficking”

HopeNow are joining the If You Speak Up, I Will Join family!

We are pleased to announce that HopeNow, a Danish NGO working with victims and survivors of human trafficking, have become partners within the If You Speak Up, I Will Join project. HopeNow was established in 2007 to support the empowerment and human rights of trafficked people. The mission of HopeNow is to seek, find, identify,Continue reading “HopeNow are joining the If You Speak Up, I Will Join family!”

Anti-Trafficking Hackathon

The organization Humans for humans is organizing a Hackathon to develop the first software to help survivors of human trafficking. The tech competition takes place online from November 27-29. If you want to participate, you can visit this page to register: https://humansfor.org/hackathon/ We encourage you to tip all technical talents you know about the opportunityContinue reading “Anti-Trafficking Hackathon”

International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council (ISTAC)

Call for Applications Based on the Ministerial Council Decisions 6/18, 6/17 and 7/17 of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and in line with its mandate to assist participating States in the implementation of their human dimension commitments, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is launching the applicationContinue reading “International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council (ISTAC)”

Mental Health & Human Trafficking

Digital series by Humans for Humans We would like to invite you to our digital series designed for professionals working withhuman trafficking survivors or fighting against this crime.We invited several global professionals to provide a free class, webinar or lecture aboutdifferent topics related to mental health and human trafficking, to help understand thestruggles faced byContinue reading “Mental Health & Human Trafficking”

Are you really including me?

By Katarina Felicia Lundgren I think long term support and rehabilitation and social inclusion are key components for survivors, and of course functioning legal systems and proper education for “helpers” (meaning all people who work with people). As a child, teenager and young woman trying to get out of a severely abusive environment, no oneContinue reading “Are you really including me?”

Jewel’s Story: The Only Way Out Is Through

In 2016 I arrived in Copenhagen and was forced out onto the streets to have sex with men for money. The very first night at 2 am shaking with nerves, I met an outreach worker from HopeNow. The woman pushing her bike seemed kind and tried to give me her mobile phone number. My madameContinue reading “Jewel’s Story: The Only Way Out Is Through”

Pat’s Story: “I am strong and have power”

In 2016 I met HopeNow’s social worker for the first time introduced by a trafficked woman who had been helped by them. At this point I thought everything was my own stupid fault and I felt like my legs and arms were stuck in glue and sometimes I got this scary feeling of not beingContinue reading “Pat’s Story: “I am strong and have power””

Jennifer’s Story: “Helping women like me is not easy”

I was born in a village outside Benin city in Nigeria into a poor family with eight children. My father died when I was seven and I was trafficked aged eight into domestic slavery. I ran away back to my mum when I was 17 after many years of abuse to my body and mind.Continue reading “Jennifer’s Story: “Helping women like me is not easy””

The Story of Marta: “He controlled every step of my way”

At the age of 17, I had a newborn, and soon after that I developed a relationship with a man. Everything happened very quickly, we moved to a small village, rented an apartment with two rooms, everything seemed great. I was also relieved to leave my abusive parents, who had never said one kind wordContinue reading “The Story of Marta: “He controlled every step of my way””