|Beneficiaries||Victims of human trafficking|
|Number of beneficiaries||Between 20 and 50|
A victim of human trafficking is a person who has been deprived of freedom and lived an experience of extreme violence, as an object of exploitation, enslavement and physical abuse. Such victims, often of foreign origin, are fragilised by a situation of broken relations with their family and cultural environment, and generally live in great isolation.
ETZ detects and assist victims of modern slavery to help them rebuild their life and reintegrate society, and prosecutes their exploiters.
ETZ provides psychological, social and medical care to victims of modern slavery:
- Active search for victims
- Emergency shelter provided to any person found and clarification of their situation
- Guidance and referral of persons not meeting the slavery criteria
- Psychological follow-up of victims incorporated into the project
- Provision of housing (emergency home or foster families)
- Provision of a monthly stipend, clothes, transportation
- Medical care
- Legal aid (filing of complaints to criminal courts and Prud’hommes arbitration court)
- Regularisation of administrative status with local and State police and immigration authorities
In addition, the organisation fights actively against such exploitation practices:
- via public awareness and information initiatives: press conferences, radio talk shows, presentations in companies and schools, etc.
- via judiciary, legislative and regulatory initiatives: creation of a multi-stakeholder commission, annual forum on modern slavery issues, symposia on slavery and human rights...
ETZ also forms and coordinates a number of support and intervention networks in cooperation with the authorities in the victims’ home countries: information to institutional partners (police forces, social workers, other NGOs...)