The Project “GIPST” has three main areas:
IDENTIFICATION & INFORMATION
The first area of work aimed to identify potential victims of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation at previously unknown locations in cooperation with local police, the State Criminal Police Office and the Federal Criminal Police Office. A detailed mapping was carried out for this purpose. Within the framework of the project, this took place in the greater Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart areas. Some graphics can be seen here for illustration. There were also 18 training sessions with more than 320 employees of refugee shelters to inform them about possible indicators of human trafficking. The training materials are available in various languages and free of charge. The materials may be freely distributed.
The "Kompass" integration programme has been developed to provide victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation with the necessary preparation to participate in working life. So far, the problem has often been the lack of prerequisites: Good knowledge of German, completed training, Word/Excel must be mastered...etc.
In order to overcome these obstacles, we offer a free, individually adaptable handbook that can be carried out by organisations and counselling centres in order to prepare those affected for the job they would like to do. The contents of the programme include reorientation through mentoring, learning and deepening everyday skills. This is intended to make it easier for those affected to enter normal working life.
The handbook is available free of charge in German, English and in parts in Bulgarian here: "Training Materials". (The English and Bulgarian versions will be uploaded in the next few days)
VOLUNTARY RETURN IN THE COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN
If you are an organisation or counselling centre that looks after a person affected by human trafficking and/or sexual exploitation who would like to return to her home country, you will find a handout for voluntary return here.
Here you will also find a brochure about the countries of origin (in German) in order to better understand the cultures of the women we work with.