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Prevent Trafficking in Women thru Entrepreneurship

by HERA (Her Equality Rights and Autonomy)
Prevent Trafficking in Women thru Entrepreneurship
Prevent Trafficking in Women thru Entrepreneurship
Prevent Trafficking in Women thru Entrepreneurship
Prevent Trafficking in Women thru Entrepreneurship
Prevent Trafficking in Women thru Entrepreneurship
Prevent Trafficking in Women thru Entrepreneurship
Prevent Trafficking in Women thru Entrepreneurship
Prevent Trafficking in Women thru Entrepreneurship

Summary

HERA provides entrepreneurship training, professional mentoring and grants to women survivors of modern slavery, violence and exploitation to enable them to become economically independent. To date, HERA has trained and mentored 517 survivors and young women at risk of trafficking. HERA has awarded 208 grants to women-owned small businesses to create or maintain employment for over 500 women in regions with high rates of trafficking in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus'.

$200,000
total goal
$109,911
remaining
508
donors
4
monthly donors
6
fundraisers
7
years

Challenge

Each year thousands of young women are trafficked across borders and within their own countries. Risk factors include poverty, lack of access to financial services and the responsibility to contribute to family and household welfare. Many young women dream of building better lives and futures for themselves and their families. Through force, fraud, and coercion, traffickers exploit these women's economic vulnerabilities and ambitions in order to enslave, torture, and exploit.

Solution

HERA's interventions prevent trafficking and re-trafficking by economically empowering women. HERA provides grants to start and scale up women-owned enterprises in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Grantees include previously trafficked women and those with innovative ideas to prevent trafficking. In the UK and Central and Eastern Europe, HERA provides entrepreneurship training, professional mentoring, and business seminars with leading business schools and local NGO partners.

Long-Term Impact

To date HERA has awarded over 250 grants to women's ventures in Central and Eastern Europe generating or sustaining over 500 jobs for women at risk of trafficking. HERA has trained over 950 women, including young women survivors, those at risk of trafficking, and mentors. In the UK, 85% of those trained, obtained asylum and/or employment, apprenticeships, academic or professional training, and/or they started new ventures.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.enterprisingspirit.org
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Organization Information

HERA (Her Equality Rights and Autonomy)

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Twitter: @herequality
Project Leader:
Lynellyn Long
London, London United Kingdom
$90,089 raised of $200,000 goal
 
730 donations
$109,911 to go
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