Support 15 Human Trafficking Survivors in Romania

 
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Nov 28, 2014

Final report and thank you

Thank you for all your support shown to our cause. We are proud to announce you that, over the past 3 years, we succeeded to help 39 survivors by covering their basic needs (medical, legal, psychological, food, hygiene, transportation) as well as long term challenges – educational needs, finding a job, subscribing to professional training courses.

Some highlights of the previous reporting period are as follows:

  • 2 survivors have been repatriated from the country they have been exploited in back to Romania
  • 2 survivors received legal help throughout their trial and fight for moral damage

Due to some administrative challenges we have faced, we have recently decided to transfer the program to another organization, Reaching Out Romania, who has been working with survivors for over 15 years. They plan to open a shelter for these survivors, which would create a very good context for their empowerment and social reintegration. All the money left from your generous donations will be transferred to the new organization and used only for the purpose of helping survivors of the human trafficking. We trust that they will continue our work and provide help a lot of people in need.

Thank you so much for all of your support! Each and every one of you is an integral part of the team working to help our survivors’ community to access justice and claim their human rights.

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Jun 19, 2014

New chances for survivors of human trafficking

We are currently working with 10 survivors in the counties of Cluj and Alba in Northwest Romania, mostly women that have been sexually exploited in their own communities and abroad. We are working closely with another Non-Governmental Organization who is working solely on assisting victims of the human trafficking and who plans on opening a shelter for our survivors. Our objective is to find a long term solution for them to be able to rebuild their lives.

Some highlights of the previous reporting period are as follows:

  • 2 survivors received legal and psychological assistance in court hearing
  • 1 survivor received social assistance, for herself and her newborn child
  • 1 survivor received assistance in job hunting
  • 1 survivor got hired by a factory in Cluj
  • 1 survivor received medical assistance
  • 4 survivors received psychological counseling
  • 1 survivor received vocational counseling
  • 2 survivors received a bartender/waitress professional training
  • 1 survivor received a paid lawyer in order to obtain moral damage money
  • 1 survivor was helped to get in touch with her mother and to solve legal issues regarding her residence at a shelter
  • We have had a meeting with a company in the USA regarding products that survivors can create and how they could sell them in the United States in order to sustain the financial independence of the survivors
  • We encouraged entrepreneurs to employ vulnerable girls, by providing them with small grants, with the help of HERA Foundation in UK

We are working closely with other organizations from Romania and from the main destination countries and we are constantly looking for opportunities and resources to help the survivors regain their independence.

Thank you so much for all of your support. Each and every one of you is an integral part of the team working to help our survivor community access justice and claim their human rights.

If you’d like to continue regularly supporting this program, we encourage you to utilize the recurring donation option on our global giving project page. You’re monthly support would be very much appreciated. Engaging in human trafficking issues is extremely important, either in your own community or here in Romania.

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Mar 18, 2014

Help survivors of the human trafficking!

professional training in the coffee shop
professional training in the coffee shop

We’re happy to say that we are currently working with 12 survivors in the counties of Cluj and Alba in Northwest Romania. We have developed powerful partnerships, with public institutions, as well as national and international NGO’s in order to find the most suitable resources in order to meet the needs of our survivors. We are planning on transferring the program to another organization who is working solely on assisting victims of the human trafficking and who plans on opening a shelter for our survivors. This would be a wonderful opportunity to give an integrated approach in the struggle to rehabilitate the survivors and help them build a better life.

Some highlights of the previous reporting period are as follows:

  • 2 survivor received assistance in court hearing
  • 2 survivors received a paid lawyer
  • 1 survivor received legal advice and got his papers translated
  • 2 survivors and a baby received basic care of food
  • 1 survivor received hygiene training and products
  • 1 survivor benefited from training and a part time job in a coffee shop
  • 5 survivors received psychological counseling
  • 4 survivor received entrepreneurial counseling and monitoring for their ventures
  • 1 survivor received a hairdresser professional training

 

Thank you so much for all of your support. Each and every one of you is an integral part of the team working to help our survivor community access justice and claim their human rights.

If you’d like to continue regularly supporting this program, we encourage you to utilize the recurring donation option on our global giving project page. You’re monthly support would be very much appreciated. Engaging in human trafficking issues is extremely important, either in your own community or here in Romania.

survivors creating leather harnesses
survivors creating leather harnesses

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Dec 18, 2013

Report on Supporting Human Trafficking Survivors in Romania - December 2013

We’re happy to say that we are currently working with 14 survivors in the counties of Cluj and Alba in Northwest Romania and one survivor from another region of Romania, in collaboration with the local authorities. We have partnered closely with the National Agency against Human Trafficking in order to find the best solutions for our beneficiaries and their problems. We have also strengthened our partnership with the Child Protection Services, in order to be able to offer more support to the underaged survivors.  We have worked closely with the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism in survival assistance in hearings and in court. We have also found a teacher willing to work as a tutor for the girls and we hired her part time in order for her to develop literacy programs for our survivors and a psychologist.  We feel very privileged for the opportunity to walk alongside these survivors step by step in their rehabilitation and reintegration process.

Some highlights of the previous reporting period are as follows:

  • 3 of the beneficiaries have sought legal assistance
  • 1 survivor has been repatriated from the country where she was exploited
  • 1 survivor has been transported to  shelter
  • 4 survivors received psychological counseling in dealing with their trauma
  • 2 survivors have been helped to start their own venture, receiving support and counseling
  • 2 survivors benefited from literacy classes
  • 2 survivors, as well as other 2 vulnerable girls have been offered working opportunities
  • We have started a mentoring program, with the help of HERA Foundation UK, released on October 18th, in order to involve the community in the process of rehabilitating and reintegrating the survivors, as well as helping the vulnerable people

 

 

Thank you so much for all of your support. Each and every one of you is an integral part of the team working to help our survivor community access justice and claim their human rights.

If you’d like to continue regularly supporting this program, we encourage you to utilize the recurring donation option on our global giving project page. You’re monthly support would be very much appreciated. Engaging in human trafficking issues is extremely important, either in your own community or here in Romania.

Sep 24, 2013

Global Giving Report - September 2013

We’re happy to say that we are currently working with 13 survivors in the counties of Cluj and Alba in Northwest Romania. Besides the 11 survivors that we were already looking after in July, we have 2 new minor survivors, both sexually exploited by their family.  We have partnered closely with the National Agency against Human Trafficking in order to find the best solutions for our beneficiaries and their problems. We have worked closely with the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism in survival assistance in hearings and in court. We have also found a teacher willing to work as a tutor for the girls.  We feel very privileged for the opportunity to walk alongside these survivors step by step in their rehabilitation and reintegration process.

Some highlights of the previous reporting period are as follows:

  • 3 of the beneficiaries have sought legal assistance

o   1 obtained a paid lawyer

o   1 obtained assistance at her hearings

o   1 had assistance in court

  • 5 of the beneficiaries have secured medical assistance in one or more of the following areas: gynecological consultations and treatment, emergency help, eye care coverage, family planning, general check-ups
  • 3 survivors receive psychological counseling in dealing with their trauma

         5 of the beneficiaries have had their basic needs met in the form of food, rent, and hygiene assistance

  • 2 beneficiaries receive literacy classes from a teacher whom we are paying and who agrees to work as a tutor for the girls, as part of the educational program we are trying to implement
  • 4 beneficiaries received entrepreneurial counseling to start their own business

Thank you so much for all of your support. Each and every one of you is an integral part of the team working to help our survivor community access justice and claim their human rights.

If you’d like to continue regularly supporting this program, we encourage you to utilize the recurring donation option on our global giving project page. You’re monthly support would be very much appreciated. Engaging in human trafficking issues is extremely important, either in your own community or here in Romania.

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Project Leader

Oana Marchis

Turda, Cluj Romania

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