The trafficking experience often inflicts complex layers of trauma on survivors. The abuse these people endured may have affected their sense of self and those surrounding them, often resulting in pervasive mistrust of others and interrupting their ability to have healthy interpersonal relationships. Establishing a relationship of trust with a buddy can help victims in their recovery and reintegration. In this context, five civil society organizations from Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Spain developed mentoring programs for victims of human trafficking within the project LIBES – Life Beyond the Shelter.
During the conclusion of the project, On the Road Cooperative organized an online final conference on Zoom, on 16 September 2021, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. From the story of the project LIfe BEyond the Shelter (LIBES): long-term support for victims of trafficking transitioning from shelter life to independence and its results, the conference means to be an opportunity for discussing about life beyond the shelter and future perspectives on integration for victims of trafficking.
We have started this adventure ten years ago, opening the doors of an empty space behind the Pescara railway station. Today, that same empty space overflows with life and stories. Year after year we entered the fabric of the city of Pescara, its underground, its hidden beds, and its non-places, in an attempt to bring a new voice and a different possibility.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th, we presented the “Free Women” natural cotton tote bags.
We met Blessing along the Bonifica del Tronto area.
She was prostituting herself, along with many other girls we meet every day during our fieldwork. It’s also thanks to your help that girls like Blessing can escape the exploitation networks, regaining their confidence and taking back their lives.
We met Paolo in the street. But Paolo now is free.
On the Road joins international organizations’ call for the United..
A world I can trust | a report about the needs of third-country national victims of human trafficking
On 6th April 2020, within the EU-funded project Life Beyond the Shelter, in which we are partner with Fundació Surt, CAW Antwerpen, SOLWODI International and Payoke Vzw, the report “a world I can trust” was published. This report is about about the needs of third-country national victims of human trafficking transitioning from shelter to independent.
As a last event before the end of her six-year tenure and in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Palermo Protocol, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, in cooperation with On the Road and the Municipality of Palermo, would like to convene a webinar, 29 and 30 June 2020, to promote an open and frank debate involving Civil Society Organisations and Academia on the implementation of the Palermo protocol.
Material of the International Conference “Implementing and going beyond the Palermo Protocol” (29-30 June 2020)
To give anyone the opportunity to view and review the international conference, on our youtube channel we have made available the registrations of the opening session of the international conference and the other four-session.