SecuCities Women: Victims of Trafficking for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation, 2002
In the framework of the STOP programme of the European Commission
Taking into account the experience acquired from the two previous projects of the STOP programme, the EFUS organised several visits to the destination cities with partners from the cities of origin. Two correspondents from the city of departure (a representative of an association and of an institution) spent a week in the twinned destination city to identify the right practices, share information on, amongst others, the cultural background of the trafficked women and the various problems encountered by the NGOs of the destination cities during the taking into care and follow-up of these women.
The principal objectives were:
-The organisation of a multidisciplinary partnership at the local level
-The exchange between professionals of social action, police, magistrates, local elected officials, NGO representatives, those in charge of immigration offices, volunteer workers involved in support for women victims, etc.
-The collecting and spreading of good practices
-The creation of larger-scale networks, involving cities, with the aim of setting up international work and action groups for aiding victims of the slave trade.
The visits took place throughout the year 2002, and the project concluded with a seminar in Paris that December.
The project’s conclusions can be found in the EFUS publication: EFUS, Secucities Women: victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and transborder cooperation, 2003