Typically victims of trafficking face many disadvantages simultaneously, as they are the victims of multiple acts of violence even before they enter the trafficking chain. Young women are faced with multiple factors that make them at risk of exploitation such as: abuse, poverty, unemployment, poor access to education and discrimination. This problem is expected to become more apparent now that over 800 thousand refugees have entered Serbia and they become easy prey for traffickers.
The idea is not to find band-aid solutions, but to prevent further injuries and to stop the cycle of risk factors that continue generation after generation. This project will enable the re-establishment of health, social and economic integrity and the empowerment of autonomy to victims of trafficking. Victims will no longer be placed in closed shelters. Instead, services like alternative accommodation, support in starting education will support their quick recovery, reintegration, independence.
Secondary victimization could have a dramatic impact on victims, whose capacities to struggle with trauma are seriously disrupted after their escape from the trafficking chain. By providing adequate psychological, medical and legal assistance secondary victimization is avoided. Once a young woman manages to see herself not as the weaker sex and a passive object, a slave of her own biography, but as a free, proactive person, then positive change is possible.