COALESCE for gender-specific integration of female victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation: Affected women call for access to information as the first step for integration
On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October 2021, the EU-funded COALESCE partnership is hosting a Virtual Roundtable Discussion focused on the gender-specific needs for the support and integration of female third-country national victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Based on the Mind-the-Gap reports, produced within the framework of COALESCE, the thematic analysis adopts a victim-centred and gender-specific approach by directly involving the victims of trafficking in the mapping and assessment of existing local support mechanisms, in order to identify areas of interventions.
The reports highlight gaps in assistance and support in Cyprus, from the perspective of migrant women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation, in the areas of: psycho-social and legal support and economic independence. This analysis is based on secondary research and interviews with migrant women victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and prostitution. The reports take into consideration the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic around access to support services.
The event will include experts from Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Latvia and Lithuania and will consist of a dialogue with international human rights lawyer and researcher, Gunilla Ekberg.
Join us for the online discussion on October 18, 2021 at 14:00 (GMT+3). Access the Mind the Gap Reports conducted in the partnering countries: Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, and Lithuania, Cyprus – English and Greek.
The COALESCE consortium is coordinated by the Mediterranean Institute for Gender Studies (MIGS) and its partners Cyprus Refugee Council (Cyprus), CARITAS Cyprus, IROKO Onlus (Italy), Marta Centre (Latvia), European Network of Migrant Women, Immigrant Council Ireland, SOLWODI (Germany), KSPSC (Lithuania). It aims at providing support to female migrant victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation in Europe through gender-specific psycho-social, legal and economic support and assistance.