Many survivors of human trafficking face a difficult journey to recovery. Whilst suffering with the physical and emotional trauma, they may also be living in a new city or country, in a shelter or temporary accommodation, which makes returning to school or finding decent work difficult. This can be due to a lack of confidence, limited skills or experience considered valuable by employers, or a lack of employers with awareness and the capacity to support them.
Human trafficking in persons involves recruiting, harbouring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for labour or commercial sex through force, fraud or coercion.
Through this project, we focus on supporting young people, aged 18-24, who are survivors of human trafficking or at-risk of trafficking.
We will support 57 survivors or young people at-risk of human trafficking to complete our youth employment programme.
Learnings from this project will enable our youth employment programme to support survivors of human trafficking in other locations.
“The online training helped me to feel confident and responsible. The lessons I learned during the training have helped me to overcome any problems at work. My bosses are happy and appreciate my work which makes me very happy and confident.”
Shankara, graduate 2020
“At the core of the programme model is partnership with hotels – an approach that represents the way we want to engage the private sector. Our investment will create a blueprint for other companies and industries to combat human trafficking and support sustained freedom for survivors of trafficking.”
Helen Taylor, Director of Grant Programs, Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS)
Please get in touch if you are interested in supporting or participating in our youth employment programme which operates in several countries around the world.