Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims

by APRAMP (Asociacion para la Prevencion, Reinsercion y Atencion a la Mujer Prostituida)
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Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims
Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims

Hello Friends!

As you know, from APRAMP, we always like to give you good news and make you participants of them, to thank you again for your participation to achieve our goals !!!

A few months ago we started the official mediation course, together with UNED Spanish University, and we would like to inform you of everything that has been worked on and the results that our mediators are having!

The course started with BLOCK 0, where in an introductory way, all the participants had to present themselves in the discussion forum and where they would be explained in what the course consisted of and how to use the platform.

The BLOCK 1: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIATION, where mediators have learned that the term of mediation is "the intervention of a person or organism in a discussion or in a confrontation between two parties to find a solution", "it is a technique of conflict resolution, a more or less protocolized and structured way or process with the objective of resolving a conflict ".

In this same block the history of mediation has been taught, something fundamental in an introduction to a course to know the origins of the concept and the action. 

How gratifying it is to discover that it was after the Second World War when the world became aware of the seriousness of the problem of not resolving major conflicts. In this post-war era new ideas appeared and creativity and imagination were put at the disposal of a society that had experienced the horrors of war and that yearned for and asked for peace. With all this they were modeling new and different techniques to solve conflicts counting on the "intervention of third parties".

After the first subjects of Block 1, all the participants had to make an evaluation through a notebook of exercises, activities and tests where they exposed everything they had learned, as well as participating in a forum where the topics discussed were discussed. 

In the following BLOCK 2: MEDIATION BY ELECTRONIC MEANS. ONLINE MEDIATION. In this block, with which they are currently working, they are learning the new areas and scenarios that have appeared with the new technologies and that have generated new models of conflict and that in turn generate new spaces that can be used as spaces for mediation or mediation scenarios.

The participants have known that there are different channels for mediation, thus generating online face-to-face mediation, a mediation where electronic means are used but carried out in real time, which is why it is defined as face-to-face.

Within this Block several issues have been worked on such as:

-Media electronic and ICT.

- Mediation and the immigrant woman.

- Intercultural mediation of cases.

- Mediation process.

- Mediation procedure and basic principles.

- Development of mediation.

- Language and mediation.

- Conflict and mediation.

- Conflictology

- Basic mediation tools.

- European Code of Conduct Mediators. 

After this Block, all the participants will have to pass the evaluation with a notebook of exercises and tests, as well as continue intervening in the forum debate. 

The results have been very favorable. Not only for the subjects that they are approving, but also that this course also teaches them to acquire skills and abilities with new technologies! And it motivates them a lot to know that all their knowledge that they have been acquiring in practice, will finally be able to complete it with theory. 

"What motivates me the most about the course is knowing that finally and after so many years I will have theory and degree that will allow me to have many more work opportunities" Words from one of the course participants.

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We are in luck! APRAMP, together with the National University of Distance Education of Spain (UNED) has managed to create a Community Mediation Course for Trafficking Survivors.

After several years trying to formalize the experience of the mediators, we have finally achieved that all this training is reflected in an online course that will give them a certificate of professionalism of 420 hours and that will open many job opportunities.

We are in full development of the "2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development", approved by the UN in 2015, where 17 goals (ODS) are established "an action plan in favor of people, the planet and prosperity "capable of improving everyone's life, without anyone being left behind.

This Community Mediation Course is part of these objectives, offering a quality education (SDG 4) with a gender approach that promotes equality (SDG 5), and contributes to reducing inequalities (SDG 10) among people, by promoting Sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, providing students with opportunities for decent, full and productive employment (SDG 8).

In this global and national framework, mediation stands as a valid tool for approaching women and girls victims of trafficking. It also constitutes an instrument of information, of approaching women and of resolving conflicts. 

The course has officially started on Monday, February 25 and will end on October 31, 2019. It will be developed in 4 Blocks. It is currently in BLOCK 0: aLF ENVIRONMENT (20 hours) where two modules will be taught:

 0. Introduction to the course and the technological training environment aLF

1.    Strategies of organization and management of information. Preparation of reports

 On February 20, the official presentation of the course was held, along with some participants, workers of the association and UNED staff, representatives of the different administrations.

The participants have shown their great joy and enthusiasm to start this official course as soon as possible, so they have already started to read the modules and get up to date with all the necessary documentation.

 "We are very grateful that this has been possible thanks to APRAMP and the National University of Distance Education in Spain (UNED), since this course is a great step forward for our training as mediators and a great opportunity for our future" these are words of one of the course participants.


From APRAMP, we continue adding against trafficking and we have always believed that giving alternatives to women was one of the best options, therefore, training is essential for our mediators! And once again, we are very grateful for all the support we receive with your contributions. THANKS! 

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Hello Donor Family!

One more month comes the most recent updates of our wonderful Project, and this is THANKS to all those who have contributed to the continuity of it!

During this time, our surviving mediators have continued to work hardly and train to rescue many women who live in situations of slavery.

 After the new workers in a team, has continued with a great training with the aim of creating a good team and better intervention.

Therefore, last Monday, November 12, a great international professional coach, came to Apramp to give training to our survivors.

The entire team of survivors intervened and with textual words said "that it had been one of the best formations of my life" or "I needed someone like you right now, to inspire me to be able to move forward and be able to do my job well".

The coach was creating questions, that the participants looked for the possible causes of a situation or mood. The coach was trying to show the way to the survivors.

The objective of this training, which is part of the continuous and cross-sectional training of the project, was based on:

- Help set individual or professional goals.

- Provide a clear focus in different situations

- Make the person someone better.

- Encourages continuous learning

-Discover new skills in the surviving mediators

The coach gave them some basic guidelines to be able to continue with the daily training.

It was totally surprising as training in coach, could influence so much in the surviving mediators.

And as motivation, positivism and looking forward are basic pillars for personal improvement and daily recovery.

So, once again, we say THANK YOU! With your generosity, MORE WOMEN can BE RELEASED from such pain and suffering. And not only that, YOUR DONATIONS help them to START A NORMAL LIFE FREE OF EXPLOITATION.

Be sure to check out our campaigns: Loveth, Exit and Isabella. You can find them all on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/videosapramp

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Mary looking over her very first contract!!
Mary looking over her very first contract!!

Hello Donor Family!

Once again, we write to you to let you know of all of the wonderful things coming from your generosity and willingness to support our project.

Another 3 months have gone by, and once again we have new recruits who have come to the team: 3 women from our protective housing program who have been trained for the Mobile Rescue Unit and who have now been offered contracts to be official members of the team!

We would like to share with you, once again, how grateful we are and, more importantly, how much your support means to these girls and what it means for their future. So, what better way to do that than through a letter one of these 3 women, Mary, wrote to our APRAMP team the day she signed her contract:

 

“APRAMP means a lot to me. They helped me get my documents, work, and education and they even taught me Spanish. I was very nervous the first day I came to APRAMP.

My dream was to be happy, so when I heard I was going to work in housekeeping, I was very happy, seeing its value and knowing I could later get another job [in Spain].

When I started “cleaning” in that house, I got very sad because it reminded me of things in my past and I cried every day, thinking I was so young to be living such painful experiences.

My dream is to help others through the Mobile Rescue Unit. I will try very hard to keep this job because I love being able to help others who suffer like I have.

I am very excited to go out on the street and be a good mediator and treat all of the people who are suffering with love.

I am going to use my strengths to support the fight against human trafficking.

My contract as a socio-cultural mediator means a lot to me. I have the opportunity to meet women and help them, to feel useful, to gain autonomy and to earn money in order to help my family, and I can achieve my life-goals, improve my life and legalize my situation in Spain.

Before getting this contract, I was very nervous and anxious because I didn´t know what was going to come of me, but now I am relaxed and focused on mediation and how to treat people who are going through difficult situations. I hope I do my job well.

Thank you, APRAMP.”

 

With these words, we leave you for now, saying on behalf of Mary and all of the women this project has help, THANK YOU! With your generosity, MORE GIRLS like Mary are able to BE FREED from such pain and suffering. And not only that, your gifts help them BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY TO STARTING A NORMAL LIFE, on their own, and FREE FROM EXPLOITATION.

Please remember to spread the word so we can guarantee more girls have the same rehabilitating and successful story as Mary.

Be sure to check out our campaigns: Loveth, Exit and Isabella. You can find them all on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/videosapramp

THANK YOU!!!

Mary's letter to APRAMP after signing her contract
Mary's letter to APRAMP after signing her contract
It's OFFICIAL...Mary is part of the Mobile Unit!!
It's OFFICIAL...Mary is part of the Mobile Unit!!
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Sofia's First Day!!
Sofia's First Day!!

It’s that time…time for exciting updates on our Project, which you have so generously helped fund!

Another 3 months have passed, and although it seems like such a short amount of time, a lot sure can happen! Right after our last report we began a new month, and with it, a new season. Coming back from “Semana Santa” (a.k.a. Holy Week) 3 new coworkers joined our team, one being a trafficking survivor who now forms part of the Mobile Rescue Unit, Sophia.

This young lady has gone through the intervention process with us here at APRAMP, participating in different professional training courses and working side by side with social workers to receive the resources and services she needed in order to escape her situation of sexual exploitation. After putting in time and effort to achieve full recovery, Sophia has come full circle and is now part of our team here at APRAMP.

The project, “Rescue and Empower Sex Trafficking Victims”, is one of the most encouraging programs at APRAMP. While every aspect of our work is important, one of our favorite things is to see first-hand the tremendous growth of these women and girls and to see just how far they are able to come, achieving a new life, a new sense of self, and, most importantly, their freedom.

Sophia, just like most women and girls when we first come into contact with them, was distraught, completely hopeless, and desperate to get out of the nightmare she was being forced to live. She has gone through a very rough journey, but she is now on the other side and has come to “pay it forward” and help rescue other women and girls who are suffering the way she has. She said on her first day at work:

“I’m a bit nervous to start a new job, but I am so happy to be here. Without APRAMP’s help, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I want nothing more than to be part of the APRAMP team and “pay it forward” as part of the Mobile Rescue Unit in order to help other women like me.”

This is what we live for. It is beautiful to see how far Sophia has come and where she will get to go in the future, and BY OUR SIDE NONETHELESS!

So, once again, we say THANK YOU! With your generosity, MORE GIRLS like Sophia are able to BE FREED from such pain and suffering. And not only that, your gifts help them BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY TO STARTING A NORMAL LIFE, on their own, and FREE FROM EXPLOITATION.

Please remember to spread the word so we can guarantee more girls have the same rehabilitating and successful story as Sophia.

Be sure to check out our campaigns: Loveth, Exit and Isabella. You can find them all on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/videosapramp

THANK YOU!!!

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Project Leader:
Rocio Mora
MADRID, Madrid Spain
$32,335 raised of $37,200 goal
 
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