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Project Hope: Trafficked Women and Girls

The Woman Post invites you to know this initiative that has 22 years of supporting women who are victims of trafficking, to make visible and denounce this phenomenon with a gender focus.

The Woman Post | Carlex Araujo

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Historically, a country's economic, political and social conflicts lead to its population of women fleeing in search of a much safer place. These actions become a risk to the female world as they become more vulnerable to violence and sexual abuse. However, specialized organizations warn and implement various programs on trafficking networks and significantly increase their prevention measures against this problem not only in women and girls but also in men and boys.

Within their initiative, they work on awareness-raising, where a gender perspective contributes legislatively and guarantees victims their access to rights. In addition, it incorporates training, where it trains its agents to detect victims with a humanistic approach. Another critical point is protection, where they provide comprehensive care and a personalized accompaniment. Finally, early telephone assistance offers victims information, advice, and protection.

3 Modern Forms of Trafficking in Migrant Women and Girls

A report carried out by Rosiris Urbaneja and published by the Andrés Bello Catholic University revealed the exit patterns of the countries Colombia and Brazil, including how migrants and refugees face this situation of mobility and precariousness.

1. Experts from countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru published reports of migrant networks of women, girls, and LGBTI+ people who resorted to sexual relations due to economic problems. At the same time, men and teenagers are engaged in smuggling fuels and drugs.

2. Another study conducted in Norte de Santander revealed that 90% of sex workers are Venezuelan. In addition, some Colombian men offer help to women with children to provide domestic services and prostitution.

3. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) report indicated that 21% of Venezuelans were forced to work without receiving income. In addition, they contact victims through social networks to be trained in customer service and languages.

These modern forms of trafficking in women have a severe impact on all victims' physical and psychological health. However, The Woman Post presents the conceptual model exemplified by these prospective studies on the health requirements of victims of human trafficking to reduce high levels of physical or sexual abuse before and during its export.

Also read: IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S RIGHTS AWARENESS EVENTS IN 2022

The 3 Best Techniques To Combat Trafficking in Women

A report called "Understanding and Addressing Violence against Women" published by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) revealed methods to combat human trafficking.

-Regulatory bodies: Regulatory measures to increase the knowledge and awareness of women and girls are urgently needed to reduce the risks of human trafficking.

-Health service providers: A high level of capacity is needed to identify and refer people affected by these networks.

-Researchers and funders: Studies that enhance facts and figures are needed not only for the trafficking of women and girls but also for men and boys to fight against this mafia that consumes a significant part of our women.

Forcefully, this is a crude and sad reality that women live worldwide and has long been the result of machismo. That is why many organizations make a constant effort and begin to generate results that guarantee the right of women and girls.