SURVIVOR -LED PROJECT IN HOLLAND
creating opportunities for survivors to thrive
In the Netherlands Footprint to Freedom foundation works to promote empowerment, inclusion and engagement. we realized survivors’ voices inclusion is limited to sharing their traumatic experiences as a way to raise awareness and nothing more. Also, many organizations serving victims lack the resources for long term survivorship of survivors of human trafficking, yet survivors often have unique challenges such as; suffering from the after marks of their exploitation, loneliness, stigma, unemployment, lack of standard skills, criminal history associated with their trafficking experience, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from years of physical abuse and trauma in prostitution or forced labor. To bridge this gap, we created a survivor-led network with empowered survivor to join hands to change perceptions, advocate on behalf of other survivors and ultimately contribute to one shared goal to end human trafficking everywhere it exists
We believe that every survivor has the ability to create solutions to end the cycle of human trafficking. We believe that the traumatized have the potential to heal and find empowerment to serve as leaders and teachers within their communities. We believe that survivors who are supported to heal they can change the world.
“You are not alone” Survivor- led focus group for non-documented survivors of human trafficking”
- This project puts survivors at the centre of what we do, that is; helping survivors restore their broken dream and prevent re-victimization. The mission is to empower the women to self-discovery of their values heal and give them the tools to find their purpose through mentorship, prayers, relational network and psycho-social rehabilitation in culturally oriented approach. Moreover, we foster connections between survivors of diverse forms of human trafficking to build a national anti-trafficking movement in which survivors are at the forefront Survivor Empowerment project sponsored by the Salvation Army in the Netherlands
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SURVIVORS FOR CHANGE PROJECT IN THE NETHERLANDS
Survivor for change
Survivors for change is a project led by survivor leaders in the Netherlands working alongside anti-human professionals to build Survivor-Informed Organizations to better serve victim and survivor clients, championing survivor involvement to co-create survivor-sensitive, trauma-competent practices and promote human trafficking survivor leadership and input.
ABOUT THE SURVIVOR-LED WALK
The survivors walk initiative was initiated by survivors of human trafficking Edith- Bernadette Solution owner of Edith-Bernadette Solutions (independent consultant & life/ business coach) in partnership with Footprint to freedom a survivor led foundation. The survivor walk project rotates in different cities to show the commitment of survivors to end human trafficking by taking the Front-line in raising awareness about human trafficking in all provinces across the Netherlands.
The goal of the Survivors Walk is to raise awareness, about human trafficking but also encourage victims and survivors who are still hiding in the shadows to join the front – line in the fight against human trafficking. Also Motivate victims and survivors who are still stuck in the invisible chains of human trafficking to step out knowing that they are not alone, since survivors, the community and several organizations are walking for their freedom.
Want to share your story?
Send it to story@firstname.lastname@example.org to become part of the movement to empower survivors to become part of the solution.