EU-Project AMIF AMELIE
Trafficking is not only a serious violation of human rights, but also an individual and a public health problem. The forms of abuse that victims experience affect their physical and mental health. However, to date, there has been very limited engagement by the global health community in the dialogue on or responses to trafficking.
In our two-year EU funded project AMELIE – enhAncing Mechanisms of idEntification, protection and muLti-agency collaboratIon through transnational and multi-sectoral actors' Engagement – SOLWODI aims at tackling this issue together with our partners KMOP (coordinator) (Greece), Payoke (Belgium), Differenza Donna (Italy) and Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII (APG23) (Italy).
AMELIE is designed to increase the capacity of health care and frontline service providers to identify and safely refer and provide gender- and trauma-sensitive services to trafficked persons, with a focus on adult women. The project activities include:
- trainings for health-care/medical professionals
- the development of an eLearning Tool for health-care/medical professionals
- supporting the empowerment of victims of trafficking and their access to psycho-social and specialised medical assistance including counselling, referrals and workshops based on victims’ needs/desires (e.g. yoga classes, healthy cooking, pregnancy and prenatal care, sports, sexuality sessions, sexual and reproductive health workshops, education on responsible motherhood, self-defense sessions, and informative sessions on rights)
- multi-stakeholder cooperation
- raising awareness on the wider public on trafficking and thus enhance the integration of victims of trafficking.
For questions and comments, please contact the SOLWODI staff member responsible for the project, Anja Wells: .
This project is funded by the EU-AMIF Fund (Asylum, Migration, Integration Fund). SOLWODI Deutschland e.V. is solely responsible for the contents and it can in no way be regarded as a view of the European Union.