HOPE FOR THE FUTURE offers people in prostitution and other persons who have been affected by Human Trafficking the active possibility for an occupational new beginning.
We see ourselves as an anchor of hope to accomplish the following together with the concerned individuals:
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On November 6, 2018 the Austrian Platform Against Exploitation and Human Trafficking, which we are part of, and the Faculty of law of the University of Vienna will be hosting a symposium entitled „Trafficked Persons – invisible or entitled to rights?“. Everyone who is interested is warmly invited to join us.
Program and Registration: www.gegenmenschenhandel.at
You will certainly remember our crowd funding initiative via respekt.net during autumn 2017.
The best projects will now be elected from a pool of projects with focus on respect. We are pleased that we already made it to the shortlist for the voting.
Now over to you! Please vote for our project!
The community voting will be open August 9th–23rd, 2018. The final election of the jury will be on Sep 3rd, 2018.
The three top places will also receive a monetary reward!
Thanks to numerous donors, we managed to successfully accomplish our crowdfunding initiative 2017 via respekt.net by end of December. We reached our target budget which enabled us to hire a trainer for our workshops on part-time basis. As a result we can facilitate additional workshop timeslots and provide even more trainees with a new occupational perspective.
A high class concert took place on November 11th, with artists like Clemens Schaller, Hemma Hollergschwandtner and Anita Krenn providing us with a variety of musical highlights. It also enabled us to introduce the goals and challenges of HOPE FOR THE FUTURE to our visitors in an informative and entertaining way.
"It was inspiring that this grandiose music brought together such a large audience, as well as the concerns of Hope for the Future," said A. Staudenherz, founder of HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
Additionally, the first products and bags, flower hair wreathes, and jewelry were great hits with the audience. The net receipts of the concerts benefited HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
For three months now, HOPE FOR THE FUTURE has been offering diverse workshops as preparation for the job market. We are currently working with five women, all of them highly motivated to go down a new occupational path and to learn something new!