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A safe way out of an exploitative life – HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

Survivors of human trafficking, who are looking for a safe way out, need hope and viable livelihood skills that are suitable for entering the job market. In 2015, Andrea Staudenherz founded the association HOPE FOR THE FUTURE in Vienna as an anchor of hope for victims of sex trafficking, who are seeking help to escape such exploitative …

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How does the corona pandemic affect conditions of human trafficking?

The corona pandemic triggered a wave of unemployment worldwide. Countries that rely heavily on tourism suffered severe economic damages. In Austria, attempts are being made to provide state financial aid for many industries. Whereas the situations in other parts of Europe and the world look much worse. People who live in countries with no functioning …

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Modern slaves can be found in all areas in which others are unwilling to do the work themselves

Housework, cleaning work, care work – these are all jobs that are barely or poorly paid and thus suggest a high number of unreported cases of human trafficking. Modern slavery also takes place in Austrian private households, as cleaning, care and nursing staff usually cannot be fully remunerated, and these sectors are not given enough …

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The sewing workshop at HOPE FOR THE FUTURE – an ‚anchorage‘ for the trainees

The association HOPE FOR THE FUTURE offers people in prostitution or those affected by human trafficking a programme to prepare for a professional new start. Work integration for those affected is particularly challenging. Experience has shown that especially for women and men who have been victims of sexual exploitation, it is hardly possible to return …

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The effect discrimination has on human trafficking

Modern slavery is a global problem and claims millions of victims. The reasons and causes for human trafficking are complex and diverse and are shaped by social, economic and cultural factors. They are closely related to globalisation, trade and migration policy, labour markets, the poverty gap and humanitarian emergencies. Lack of opportunities for individuals in the countries …

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