We are an NGO working with the prevention of trafficking in persons, attention to women in context and exercise of prostitution, Colombian migrants returning to their home country, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. We implement processes of promotion and empowerment, from a gendered perspective and the protection of human rights, so that the population we serve may be restored – and enforce their rights.
In the year 2020, we will be an internationally recognized organization in the fight against human trafficking.
The relationship between Espacios de Mujer and our partners, staff, volunteers, clients, donors, and the general public is characterized by:
These values guide both our work and our workplace culture.
The support, guidance, and reliable presence we provide our clients as they reestablish social and familial relationships and take charge of their new lives. Espacios de Mujer accompanies clients through every step of the process from recognizing their victimhood to reestablishing their place in Colombian society.
Intentional acts that people take for themselves or their environment, to ameliorate the internal or external factors that can compromise life, safety, happiness, health, growth or well being. The concept of self care is especially important for women, because they often consider themselves givers of care rather than recipients of care.
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
Espacios recognizes human trafficking as it is defined by the United Nations Palermo Protocol: The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
Espacios de Mujer is a member of numerous alliances against human trafficking and regularly participates in conferences and advocacy efforts across Latin America and the world.