Launching new trans-European anti-trafficking project to assist trafficked migrant women
The Immigrant Council is delighted to formally launch a new innovative anti-trafficking project to assist trafficked migrant women. Over the course of two days -11 and 12 March, we will be working with our EU partners and strategizing on the new joint EC-AMIF funded-
ASSIST: Gender Specific Legal Assistance and Integration Support for Third Country National Female Victims of Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation.
The project focuses on the integration of trafficked women recovering from sexual exploitation. This initiative takes into account the gender dimension of trafficking in Europe and the gender specific harms and trauma associated with trafficking for sexual exploitation.
The aim of the project is to provide a number of trafficked migrant women with legal advice, information and support in accessing material assistance (social and financial). The importance of gender-specific assistance is recognised in EU law, which Ireland has adopted.
Such assistance is particularly important in cases involving sexual exploitation. It is acknowledged in such cases victims often experience a significant trauma and lack the life skills, training or experience required to quickly integrate into the job market and thus provide for them or any dependents.