HEAL: enHancing rEcovery and integrAtion through networking, empLoyment training and psychological support for women victims of trafficking
HEAL aims to facilitate the integration of third country national women victims of trafficking.
Grant Agreement Number: 863631
Funded by: AMIF Duration: 01/10/2019- 31/09/2021
Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a criminal phenomenon and major violation of fundamental individual rights and human dignity. It is prohibited by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and addressed through a legal and policy framework which places focus on the need for human rights-based and gender-specific approaches, given that its most commonly reported form within the EU is for sexual exploitation (67%), with the majority of victims being women and girls (95%).
The illegal and highly isolating condition of women victims of trafficking (VoT) has two major repercussion on their well-being, as they do not have access to labour market through legal means and being under the control of their traffickers makes them more detached from the broader social system.
Southern Europe countries demonstrate high level of THB, while they lack the instruments to counter this phenomenon, which requires stronger and coordinated action at national and EU level.
By developing a healing process comprising psychological recovery and employment-related skills acquisition, HEAL aims at facilitating the integration of third-country national (TCN) women victims of trafficking (VoT) for sexual exploitation in Italy, Greece, Spain and Romania.