KMOP is a non- profit organisation based in Athens, Greece. KMOP has more than 40 years of experience in the sustainable development, social growth, human rights protection, social inclusion and policy research. KMOP implements EU-funded projects, focusing on providing Victims of Trafficking with psychosocial support and employability services. Moreover, in order to enhance women’s empowerment, KMOP has established a Social Club for Women, in Tirana Albania, which is addressed to women victims of trafficking, where they can participate in mentoring and employment trainings and other social activities for their empowerment.
Trafficked women and their needs are at the centre of the organization´s work which has been conceptualized to accompany women through their stabilization process and beyond and assists them in becoming independent. LEFOE-IBF aims to restore the rights of trafficked women, guarantee their access to justice and strengthen them in their scope of action in order to contribute to their empowerment and consequently mitigate vulnerabilities that could elevate the possibility of future exploitation.
AIDRom is an ecumenical organization of founded by five Churches in 1991, acting as a platform for communitarian development and assistance of vulnerable persons.
The organization aims at promoting social inclusion of marginalized people. AIDRom provides services such as social services, socio-professional services, human rights protection, services in the field of refugees and migrants, as well as reintegration of victims of trafficking in human beings and domestic violence.
Within the framework of the TOLERANT project, AIDRom provides individual counselling and service support for women nationals from the third-countries, victims of sexual exploitation or potential victims, with the aim of their integration in the local labor market.
In order to facilitate the integration process on the labor market, we are providing individual career advice through personalized training sessions and mediate the contact with suitable employers.
For more information, please contact us:
AIDRom Multifunctional Center: +4021.212.48.68
Animus Association Foundation provides direct services to victims of violence, including victims of trafficking. The organization runs the National Helpline for Victims of Violence, a Crisis Centre which also functions as a Transit Centre for Trafficked Persons, as well as a variety of psychotherapeutic and social services. Based on this experience Animus develops activities in the fields of advocacy and prevention, and training of different professionals on identifying and protecting victims of violence.
The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) is the European regional institute in the United Nations Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention programme network. HEUNI functions under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Justice as an independent research and policy-making institute.
HEUNI aims at a fair and just world by advancing humane and rational criminal justice policies and systems in the European region, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
HEUNI has more than 10 years of experience in issues related to human trafficking. The Institute has developed guidelines to prevent abusive recruitment, exploitative employment and trafficking of migrant workers; developed training for public authorities and private sector representatives on the recognition and identification of human trafficking; and taken part in national and international discussions on the subject
SOLWODI stands for “Solidarity with Women in Distress”. The foundation for this international human rights association was laid in Mombasa (Kenya) in 1985 by Sr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Lea Ackermann.
Since 1987 SOLWODI is engaged as charitable organisation with 19 specialised counselling centers and seven sheltered housings in Germany for migrant women in distress. SOLWODI Deutschland e.V. offers holistic psycho-social care and advice, sheltered housing, referrals to legal and medical help as well as support in voluntary returns to the clients’ countries of origin.
SEGE is an association with a Pan-Hellenic, non-profit nature and regards women engaged in business activities in Greece. SEGE provides to women entrepreneurs of Greece the environment to develop their businesses and themselves. Promotes youth entrepreneurship, improves recognition of their achievements and supports the growth of women-owned businesses through research and information. SEGE promotes ethics and morality in female entrepreneurship, while taking initiatives that demonstrate a sense of social responsibility.
SEGE is active all over Europe and especially in the Mediterranean and Balkan area through it’s participation in international and European projects. SEGE is active in improving and increasing the involvement of women in business activity by providing to them all the information and assistance that is needed to ease their career. SEGE has played a vital role in eliminating gender discriminations in the financial sector by supporting women from vulnerable groups and promoting female entrepreneurial activity as a means of socio-economic empowerment.
SEGE currently lists more than 1.000 members from all over Greece, which enjoy the following services:
- Associate with women entrepreneurs who are like-minded and willing to share ideas, information and opportunities
- Get consulting, mentoring, coaching and training services in order to support their business
- Attend events and conferences that are related to vital issues of entrepreneurship
- Expand their business networking and knowledge through accessing business networks in Greece and abroad
- Participate and benefit from SEGE’s position as a representative body for the enhancement of social, political and entrepreneurship issues that concern women entrepreneurs
- Share experiences, get access to knowledge and seek new partners at national and international level
As innovation continues to increasingly move away from closed iterative innovation models to more open and disruptive innovation by business creators within ecosystems – there is a significant growing need for entrepreneurial education and training for new talent, and support services for more open innovation and business creation.
SEGE helps women develop new concepts and avoid common pitfalls. With extensive experience in business creation by building startup to exists, creating innovations and developing support services, regulation, policies and funding instruments internationally, SEGE understands business creators and how to support them.
ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth is a non-governmental organization. It was established in 1992 and today it operates in Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli, Kozani and Ioannina. ARSIS develops activities, programs, and services for the protection of children and the support of young people that are socially disadvantaged. ARSIS also supports and develops projects for other vulnerable social groups such as refugees and migrants, homeless, ex-prisoners, people who live under the threshold of poverty, victims of trafficking, victims of torture that are threatened with social marginalization, regardless of their nationality, origin, religion, social, and cultural background.
A21 is a global non-government organisation that exists to abolish slavery in the 21st century. A21 is driven by a radical hope that the cycle of human trafficking can be broken through reach, rescue and restore. Reach is the difference between vulnerability and safety. Educating and equipping everyone to understand, identify, and reduce the risk of human trafficking through programs like educational curriculum, prevention programs, and awareness campaigns. Rescue is the difference between exploitation and freedom. Partnering with authorities to secure the freedom of victims and the conviction of human traffickers through programs like hotlines, child advocacy centers, identification trainings, and legal support. Restore is the difference between revictimization and independence. Empowering survivors of human trafficking on their unique journey toward restoration and independence through programs like holistic aftercare, safe accommodation, and relocation services. Because the problem looks different everywhere, A21’s programs are designed to work together, but can also stand alone–filling critical gaps in the countries and communities A21 works in. Both the A21 branches of Greece and Bulgaria are members of the TOLERANT Network.
The Welfare and Development Association (ABD in Spanish) is an NGO, designated a public service by the government aimed at protecting the rights of people, as well as responding to the processes that generate
situations of social exclusion.
ABD was born in the 1980s, when a group of professionals and volunteers came together to face the increase of drug use and AIDS. Today, ABD's social action is transversal, addressing situations such as physical and cognitive dependency, lack of basic resources, gender-based violence, child abuse, elderly care, migration issues, discrimination based on gender, ethnicity or origin, among others.
ABD is developing more than 80 national and international programmes, assisting more than 100,000 people annually.
Iniciativa24 is a non-profit association of Slovak caregivers based in Graz. The association positions itself as their representative and advocates for the general improvement of working conditions of 24-hour live-in care workers. Iniciativa24 creates a space for Slovak caregivers in terms of networking and mutual exchange and strives for cooperation with caregivers from other countries of origin.
DREPT is a self-organised NGO based in Austria, consisting of migrant live-in care workers and local activists. Our agenda focuses on raising public awareness on the overall Austrian elderly care system, providing information, assistance and support for migrant carers facing abuse and exploitation and doing political lobby for the improvement of the labor conditions in the live-in care sector.
Since its creation in 1982, Forum réfugiés-Cosi daily supports thousands of asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection through dedicated reception, accommodation, and support services, as well as a mental health center for victims of torture and violence. Since 2010, the NGO is providing information and legal support in detention centers to ensure access to human rights. The NGO is also committed to defending the vulnerable persons’ rights in countries of origin or transit through projects management and support to local actors. Thanks to its advocacy activities at national and European level, Forum réfugiés-Cosi is defending the respect of fundamental rights of asylum seekers, beneficiaries of international protection and detained persons.
The NGO is committed to support victims of human trafficking in the asylum system. At the national level, the NGO is developing and managing dedicated accommodation places with tailored and adapted support for women victims of violence and human trafficking. At the European level, the NGO coordinated the European project TRACKS – identification of TRafficked Asylum seeKers’ Special needs – focusing on the identification of trafficked asylum seekers during the asylum procedure and in their reception. Since January 2020, The NGO is coordinating the Euroepan project TRIPS – identification of Trafficked International Protection beneficiaries Special needs. Forum réfugiés-Cosi is also member of the European Union platform of the civil society against human trafficking, of the EASO vulnerability experts’ network and the consultative forum of EASO. These expertise networks are critical to exchange on practices and to lead advocacy activities on victims’ rights and needs.
Donne di Benin City association was founded in 2015 by ex-trafficked Nigerian women with the purpose to help other girls to get out of the slavery of trafficking and prostitution. We know how to talk to these girls because we share the same dialect, we know voodoo, their way of thinking and living and we share the same past. Over the past year the association helped more than 40 girls, minors and adults get out of the human trafficking. They trust in the “Women of Benin City”, who have lived the same experiences and drama and they can tell their stories in their own language. In that way they can calm down and lose their fear of the voodoo and the reprisals of the maman. A support network involves many structures in order to give them security.
The association created a drop-in centre as a safe space for women to get support and advice on a range of issues and to share skills and experience. Supporting women with their individual need and problems; giving advice and assisting with hospital check-up and appointments for residency permits and passport. Helping with legal appointments and distributing clothes and food. Through leaflets published in English and an emergency number, the drop-in center became a reference point for many girls.
The 24th of November 2019 the association opened a shared house, called Yiobosa (“God helps”). An African home managed by the Nigerian women, and ready to help them to rediscover their own identity. This house is located in San Giuseppe Jato and was offered on loan for use.
Every month the association distributes food products from the Banco Alimentare to about 100 families in a state of poverty. Most of these are Nigerian families
MESTIERI CAMPANIA is a for profit social enterprise. Through a network of 5 local offices, it provides all kind of employment services (orientation, recruitment, matching, selection, outplacement, etc.) while paying attention to the social aspects of the labour market functioning. Mestieri Campania guarantees the centrality of person and spread the idea that a decent work is the main tool for promoting social inclusion and cohesion. Mestieri Campania wants to find suitable job opportunities for all, ensuring equity in access conditions into the labour market, in particularly with most vulnerable groups among which: young Neet, Msna, migrants, women victims of trafficking and of violence
PIAM is a secular association based in Asti, composed of Italian and immigrant social operators, that has been working on women and immigration since 2002. The association activity can be considered a form of integrated intervention, which includes the activation of social protection paths in favor of women and men victims of trafficking and exploitation. In addition, since 2011 PIAM has launched reception and integration projects for refugee and asylum seekers.
ACRA is a non-governmental, secular and independent organization, founded in Milan in 1968. For 50 years it has been working to fight poverty through sustainable, innovative, and participatory solutions.ACRA works along with local communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to ensure access to the rights of food, water, education, energy, and environment protection. Its goal is to support inclusive and long-term growth assisting local enterprises and talents. In Europe and Italy ACRA promotes a culture of peace, dialogue and integration, cultural exchange, and solidarity. It promotes educational activities for schools, agricultural models and sustainable consumption practices.ACRA works in partnership with local authorities, civil society organizations, the private sector, and academic institutions. Each project is inspired by a participatory operational and organizational model where people are the fundamental component, to foster a growing, sustainable development and more global citizenship. ACRA is committed to:• Safeguarding the fundamental rights of populations, especially who live in vulnerable conditions. • Promoting local cultures and talents, boosting the autonomous and sustainable development of communities, encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship and the initiative of groups or individuals.• Encouraging equity in gender relations to overcome inequalities and to defend the rights of girls, children, and adolescents.• Spreading information and awareness-raising initiatives to the public on interdependence and solidarity among people of different cultures.• Striving towards the conservation of the environment, biodiversity, endangered ecosystems, for sustainable use of natural resources, and to combat climate change.
Council of Refugee Women in Bulgaria Association (CRWB) was officially registered as a non-governmental organization on 17.03.2003. It was founded by nine refugee women from Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, among which is the current chairperson, Mrs. Linda Awanis. The focus of the organization is to support the integration and adaptation of refugees and asylum seekers, regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion or ethnicity.
CRWB provides information, translation and accompaniment to institutions, social and legal counselling, humanitarian and administrative assistance, social assessments and referral to relevant help. “The Council of Refugee Women in Bulgaria” works actively towards the development of mutual tolerance, understanding and solidarity.
Payoke, a pioneer in tackling trafficking since 1987, is one of the three government-recognized reception centers for victims of human trafficking in Belgium. The organization’s victim support program, lasting two to three years, is designed to help the person from the first stages of identification and accommodation, to the end of the judicial proceedings. In 2019 Payoke has become the referral center for all victims of loverboys in Flanders. The organization also provides training and runs awareness-raising campaigns to help and inspire governments, civil society, and individuals to take action and help prevent modern slavery.
CAPIT RIETI is a volunteering association that since 2008 has managed the anti-violence centre “Il Nido di Ana”, a Help Desk and Intervention for Women and Children victims of maltreatment. Over the years it has continued its commitment to preventing and fighting against gender-based violence and women trafficking.
Il Nido di Ana is a listening center, orienteering to local social assistance services, free legal, social and psychological advice by qualified and trained operators and professionals.
The main activity of ADPARE is implementation of complex protection and assistance services, having the objective to facilitate reintegration of its beneficiaries- victims of trafficking in human beings. ADPARE is permanently providing specialized protection and assistance services, working closely with institutions, NGO’s and international organizations acting in the field. ADPARE has exclusively carried out activities specific to the fight against trafficking in human beings; these are mainly protection and assistance activities for the victims but also research, training and prevention activities related to the field .
Gvs is a volunteering organization working beside Caritas in Rieti, Italy. It aims to address the needs of the poor and the fragile following its christian ispiration, providing different services concerning basic needs. Since 2008 it joined the Sprar Italian Network for refugees provinding a hosting facility for foreign women in the center of Rieti with dedicated assistance through paths of inclusion and empowerment using language school, job orienteering, psychological care.
Novapolis Association is a Romanian NGO, that aims to contribute to a democratic, inclusive and diverse society that is economically and socially balanced, capable to respond to everyone’s needs. Our mission is to support and promote the democratic values, as well as the models and the interventions for developing a society based on freedom, responsibility and respect. Based in Bucharest, Novapolis is a dynamic organization, active at local, national and European level. Also, the organization has a branch in the Black Sea border area in Năvodari, Constanța County. Novapolis works with migrants in Romania, especially Bucharest-Ilfov region and South-East side of Romania. Its main areas of activity include: grass-root actions, analysis and assessment of public policies, and their impact at local, national and European level.; social projects in the field of immigration, refugees and foreigners’ integration in Romania, workforce mobility into the EU, inclusion and participation of youth, social justice, social dialogue and community development, equal opportunities, and promoting education, culture and democratic values. Novapolis has great expertise in public and raising awareness campaigns and also in research activities, conducting several analysis and assessments of public policies on migration and youth. Novapolis works directly with different groups of disadvantaged people, such as refugees, migrant women, young people, people in risk of exclusion and poverty, and provides counseling and social support aimed at social and professional insertion of vulnerable people. Novapolis focus mainly on integration in the labour market of third country national women, victims of human trafficking, mothers with migrational background, enabling women to start being financially independent. Novapolis is active in National and European networks: Novapolis is member and holds the presidency of the EAPN Romania – The National Anti-poverty- Social Inclusion Network in Romania (RENASIS) which is part of the European Anti- Poverty Network (EAPN). As member of the Federation of Development NGOs in Romania, FOND, we are campaigning for the design and implementation of a coherent and effective policy of Romania in the field of cooperation in international development and humanitarian aid with focus on youth, gender, migration and poverty, including combating trafficking in women and girls. Novapolis Association is member of the Coalition for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees (CDMiR) – a network of non-governmental organizations in the field of migration, human rights and public policies in Romania that advocate for the rights of immigrants and refugees.
ICAR Foundation was established in 1992 as an independent, nongovernmental organization with the headquarters in Bucharest, lately with branches in lasi (1995) and Craiova (1998) aiming to offer rehabilitation services to vulnerable people with special focus on survivors of torture among nationals (former political prisoners of Romanian Communist dictatorship) and migrants. ICAR is the only organization in Romania offering integrated, multidisciplinary services (medical, psychological, social, legal) to survivors of gross human rights abuses (eg, torture) since 1992.
Gradually, ICAR area of activity broadened, and other groups of vulnerable people were included and/or accepted for services (victims of gender-based violence, of human trafficking. unaccompanied minors, sexual minorities etc.).
Traumatic experiences of various categories of vulnerable people leave wounds difficult to heal without appropriate intervention. ICAR foundation witnessed over the years severe physical and psychological consequences that shatters the personality of victims and distorts their memory. This has devastating and enduring consequences in the lives of victims, their families and societies in particular in relation to their ability to rebuild their life.
For many victims, recognition of the wrong committed and seeing justice being served is an essential part of healing. Our medical, psychological, and social services are complemented by legal actions in support of victims rights to reparation and rehabilitation as full as possible ICAR contributed to the braking impunity of perpetrators of the crimes committed during the communist rule in Romania initiating a civic movement that finally led to the official condemnation of the Communist regime (2006) and helped victims to obtain legal reparation through court cases (2017) ICAR foundation was instrumental in supporting the victims going through the re traumatizing moments of the court procedure and overcome the painful memories of the traumatic events
ICAR’s objectives: Offering comprehensive rehabilitation services and alleviating the suffering. breaking impunity for the gross human rights violations, seeking justice and reparation for the victims, providing survivors a meaningful opportunity to work through their trauma, and go on with their lives and contribute to the national reconciliation,
Based on its extensive professional experience ICAR published many articles, studies, statistics related to the victims rehabilitation ICAR is part of many national (eg Coalition for the Rights of Migrants and refugees- CDMIR) and international networks (eg international Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims IRCT, European Network of Rehabilitation centers EURONET)
ICAR activities were/are supported by many institutional international and private donors (eg USAID, Dutch Embassy – Matra program, UK Embassy German government, USA – Department of Defense Special Operation and Low Intensity Conflict, Open Society Institute, UNVFVT, European Commission, Swiss Cooperation Program, EAA and Norway grants, Human Capital Operational Program (POCU National Programme AMIE Oak Foundation, Hempel Foundation).
The Romanian National Council for Refugees is a non-governmental organization founded in 1998. CNRR’s mission is to promote and defend through all legal means human rights in general, and migrants, refugees and asylum seekers’ rights particularly.
Through our activity, we provide:
- access to specialized legal counseling for registered asylum seekers from the regional centers for procedures and accommodation under the General Inspectorate for Immigration – Directorate for Asylum and Integration (in Bucharest, Giurgiu, Galati, Timisoara, Maramures and Radauti) as well as for asylum seekers located outside the reception centers, including transit areas or border crossing points.
- assistance in elaborating procedural documents (complaints, appeals, recourses) for asylum seekers
- specialized assistance for vulnerable categories (separated children, women, elderly etc.)
- legal assistance in courts for cases with potential to create legal precedents
- specialization for lawyers and legal counselors involved in the asylum procedure with the purpose of improving the quality of the assistance provided to asylum seekers
- specialization of interpreters with the purpose of improving the quality of the linguistic assistance
- country of origin research and information regarding the specific and actualized situation of the states of provenience of asylum seekers (for judges, lawyers, legal counselors, adminitrative authorities) to support decision making within refugee status determination procedure.
- training courses for future practitioners in the field of legal and social assistance through specialized clinics
- lobby and advocacy with the purpose of facilitating access of persons with international protection to social benefits and services, labour market, obtaining Romanian citizenship, family reunification and reunion and other rights, according to the law
- counseling, legal assistance and interpretation for migrants who are subject of a return decision
- counseling and specific assistance for migrants located in public custody centers under the General Inspectorate for Immigration
- improving the implementation and monitoring operations of forced return operations
- organizing seminars, round tables and debates with actors involved in asylum and migration
- cross border cooperation – involving authorities and civil society active in migration and asylum field, through bilateral/multilateral activities with Romanian neighbors.
The Romanian National Council for Refugees is a member of ECRE – The European Council for Refugees and Exiles since 2000. Between 2001 – 2009, CNRR was represented in the executive committee of ECRE. CNRR is also a part of the European network of trainers as to what concerns country of origin information, founded by ACCORD with UNHCR Geneva’s support.