Today, APRAMP centers its intervention on people who have suffered sexual exploitation and particularly, human trafficking. They are, primarily, women and girls. The Association is aware that the reality of modern-day slavery in Spain includes other forms of exploitation that are not being addressed. And, therefore, lays out how to respond to these other needs that are emerging with its discovery, such as trafficking for purposes of labor exploitation, domestic work and street begging, among others. With time, the Association has evolved and, today, offers a variety of useful services and resources -health, social and legal- for these individuals in 7 cities in Spain. Aware of the ne... read more Today, APRAMP centers its intervention on people who have suffered sexual exploitation and particularly, human trafficking. They are, primarily, women and girls. The Association is aware that the reality of modern-day slavery in Spain includes other forms of exploitation that are not being addressed. And, therefore, lays out how to respond to these other needs that are emerging with its discovery, such as trafficking for purposes of labor exploitation, domestic work and street begging, among others. With time, the Association has evolved and, today, offers a variety of useful services and resources -health, social and legal- for these individuals in 7 cities in Spain. Aware of the need to facilitate access to employment as an alternative to the emerging exploitative situation, APRAMP provides progressive training for those individuals who can achieve personal, social and economic autonomy. Additionally, it promotes cooperation projects with the countries of origin of the women it attends to, for example, Brazil, Romania and Paraguay. They are projects centered on the prevention of trafficking and the coordination with authorities to guarantee, where relevant, the adequate return to their countries of origin. Always attentive to the needs of individuals, the Association doesn't cease to innovate and generate proposals of collaboration and training with authorities, with other entities and, with society. One of the greatest achievements of the contemporary world is the recognition of human rights as inherent attributes of the human person. The United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union, the majority of governments and, also, APRAMP, consider that sexual exploitation and human trafficking are, in addition to being a crime, grave violations of human rights. APRAMP is a non-profit association that offers holistic support to women and girls who are victims of human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation. Its philosophy and principles of intervention are guided by a gender-sensitive human rights approach. In the organization, the proposals for social intervention are adapted to each person, tailoring the services with flexible hours. Taking into account the special vulnerability that can be found, there is no discrimination based on ethnicity, nationality or administrative situations, among others. APRAMP's mission is that women and girls who suffer from sexual exploitation and human trafficking recover their liberty and dignity, making their rights heard and achieving the autonomy necessary to learning a new way of life away from the control and abuse of their exploiters. APRAMP, beginning with the defense and promotion of the rights of these individuals, contributes to the prevention and eradication of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. APRAMP holistically incorporates the human rights approach to its daily work. The vision of the organization is, therefore, that of a world in which sexual exploitation and human trafficking are recognized as violations of human rights. The work of APRAMP includes, in the first place, those individuals who have suffered from sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The organization also seeks to change the reality that perpetuates the exploitation of women. For this reason, contributing to eradicating this phenomenon is also included within the Association's mission. A world where cooperation exists between non-government organizations and authorities and, that permits the involvement of civil society in the search for solutions -both in the causes and consequences that generate the exploitation and trafficking of human beings-, and thus, achieving a world free of exploitation and slavery. APRAMP has been working together with sexually exploited women and girls for more than 25 years, and in the last 15, has been focused on the holistic care of victims of human trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation from a human rights and gender-sensitive approach. Its unique methodology achieves freedom and physical, psychological and social recovery. Incorporating the human rights approach signifies acknowledging the rights of women and girls for having suffered human rights violations. They should be recognized as victims, but at the same time as rights holders with sufficient capacity to exercise such rights and to make decisions regarding their own life. All of the interventions and proposals in which the Association undertakes respond to the logic of guaranteeing and respecting the rights of victims, intending to improve their living conditions and not cause more harm than what they have already suffered. APRAMP concentrates its efforts on identifying women and girls who have been victims of human trafficking and, to offer them a comprehensive approach to facilitate personal, social and economic autonomy. The organization carries out holistic care projects aimed at trafficked women and girls, which include a process of comprehensive intervention, from the first point of contact with the woman and her identification as a victim of human trafficking, through to the point of recovery and entrance into the Spanish labor market or, to the point of safe return to her country of origin. Furthermore, APRAMP is the only national resource that specializes in taking in and protecting minor victims of trafficking. APRAMP documents reality and raises societal awareness, giving testimony to what they see day to day on the street. The Association analyzes the causes that bring these individuals into slavery, from the countries of origin to the destination countries, and the terrible consequences in the lives of these individuals. The objective is that society becomes aware of the existence of the exploitation and trafficking of persons and to avoid the stigma and guilt that victims of these crimes also suffer. The intention, at the same time, is that the authorities offer an adequate response and avoid the systematic criminalization these victims suffer for carrying out activities subject to public norms such as prostitution or, for finding themselves in an irregular administrative situation. APRAMP offers training based on the experience of these individuals and realizes recommendations and proposals to all of the actors involved in combating sexual exploitation and human trafficking from a human rights-based approach, always placing an emphasis on the rights and needs of individuals who have suffered exploitation.
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