We believe that each person is unique and precious. A life may be jostled, devastated, even traded. Dignity and human rights may be shattered, but a person still has immense value in our eyes and in the eyes of God ! Most victims of human trafficking are forced to sell their bodies, whereas others have suffered severe abuse that has pushed them onto the streets. The street is never a real choice !
The street can never bring happiness. The street destroys and robs a person of her/his innocence, and of the desire to live. It’s never a question of « easy money », but of an extremely high price to pay. Violence and fear are daily « companions » …
We are women, men, both young and older, deeply touched by the plight of people forced into prostitution.
We have been trained to truly meet these people; to listen attentively to both their words and their hearts.
This is much more than a humanitarian action. It’s coming close to and appreciating a person for who she/he is, and not for what she/he does.
On the street
Off the street
- They’re deceived and sold in their home country.
- They suffer abuse and are forced to work on the street in a foreign country.
- They are judged and even ignored by the vast majority.
A FEW NUMBERS
12500 km driven per year
65 outreaches by night and et 86 outreaches by day
195 people encountered
15 conferences concerning human trafficking organized
5 cities in focus : Avignon, Béziers, Montpellier, Nîmes, Jonquera (Spain)
We collaborate efficiently with a number of specialized partners :
(doctors, social workers …).