SUPPORT FOR PERSONS
AFFECTED BY HUMAN
TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION
Offer opportunities for a fresh start.
The issues of Human Trafficking and Forced Prostitution have weighed on my heart for many years. Especially ever since I watched the documentary movie Nefarious regarding those issues, the urge to do something became increasingly greater. The question was only: How can I most effectively help, what makes real sense and what would help the concerned people long-term?
For many years I have been in contact with the leader of Herzwerk, an association that specializes in Streetwork in the red light environment. During those years, we exchanged ideas and now for some time, I contribute on a voluntary basis to the Herzwerk to be in touch with the women out there.
There are two important questions, which they ask for the concerned individuals, when they wish to get out of human trafficking or prostitution:
1. Where will I live? – 2. From what will I live?
After numerous conversations, it has become evident to me that there is a specific field, in which there is actually very little done for this group of persons in Austria, and it is precisely in this specific field that I want to be set up in: in the field of integration in the job market.
Even when one offers the concerned individuals to possibility to get out, they are mostly very traumatized through the experiences, they have little knowledge of the local language, and they must first become integrated slowly and step-by-step into the normal everyday life. In this task of integration, I want to provide HOPE FOR THE FUTURE as a vehicle of support.