The project trains and prepares survivors of sex trafficking to execute proactive, on-the-ground interventions initiating the rescue and recovery of individuals in situations of exploitation and human trafficking.
Spain is one of the main transit and destination countries in the world for human trafficking. Most victims are young girls and women (14 to 30 years of age) from Romania, Paraguay, Brazil, Nigeria, and the Dominican Republic. Each year, APRAMP serves more than 1,400 trafficking victims from over 39 countries through collaborating with authorities and designing individualized, holistic treatment plans that offer victims real alternatives.
The project provides comprehensive training to survivors on the detection and care of victims, including information on the legal framework and available resources as well as on necessary social skills like communication, empathy and active listening. Upon completion, they work to identify zones of vulnerability through mapping -constantly assessing areas of exploitation-, reach out to victims to generate trust, identify trafficking indicators and, inform, offer and deliver services to victims.
The project will help 20 survivors retake control over their lives and become independent. They will learn various skills that will better their relations with friends and family, help them become more self-confident, and teach them how to manage professional environments. All of the social and professional skills learned will allow them to help other women and girls in similar situations, providing hope that they too can escape their exploitation. That said, the project impacts hundreds.