Project “Improved prevention, assistance, protection and (re)integration system for victims of sexual exploitation” (Pre defined Project)

The Project is financed in the amount of €295,146.33 by the multi-annual financial mechanism, known as EEA Grants, and is supported by the “Gender Conciliation and Equality” Program, integrating the Program Area PA 22 “Domestic and Gender Violence”, with a focus on in research, local development and social cohesion.

The Project’s Operator Entity is the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) and the General Secretariat for Internal Administration is the Project Promoter in partnership with the Observatory on Trafficking in Human Beings (SGMAI/OTSH). The Norwegian Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud (LDO) is the Donor Country Program Partner.

At a national level, the project partners are:

The project partner at European level (Norway) is the Nadheim Center.

The general objectives of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEMF) 2014-2021 are to contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthen bilateral relations between donor States and beneficiary countries and enshrine the dissemination and publicity as the responsibility of the promoting organizations.

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What is the project about?

This project aims to enable better prevention strategies, to support the identification and delineate targeted and tailored assistance, protection and (re)integration programmes and measures aimed at victims’ of sexual exploitation.

What will it achieve?

Through the collaboration with multiple bodies (and in close cooperation with local authorities and non-governmental organizations, namely women and victims’ associations), this project aims at the:

  • Assessment of the experiences, conditions and vulnerabilities of victims of sexual exploitation, especially aggravated in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and the new forms of violence against women and girls in digital platforms;
  • Analysis of the mechanisms aimed at the prevention, detection and assistance of victims of sexual exploitation (such as human trafficking for sexual exploitation) and their improvement following a holistic approach;
  • Designing and test of a guideline and inter sectorial flowchart (harmonization of procedures and communication between different stakeholders and across all stages) for a better referral of victims and aiming at their social reintegration;
  • Assisting migrants on their voluntary and assisted return or with their regularization or asylum proceedings.
  • Promote training actions aimed at professionals who intervene in the areas of prostitution, human trafficking for sexual exploitation or other forms of sexual violence. The training actions are based on a Human Rights and victim-centred approach.

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