'ProjectStop' aims to prevent human trafficking among vulnerable groups in our communities, namely women, youth and migrants. We look to educate and empower them with the information and knowledge to stay safe, and free from trafficking and exploitation.

Cross Culture International foundation Community May 6, 2021 at 3:49 pm
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Project Description


‘ProjectStop’ aims at preventing human trafficking among vulnerable groups in our communities. Through the project we will educate, empower, and support those who are at risk of human trafficking by providing clear information on what trafficking is, where to go for support, and how to build a safer community as a prevention mechanism against the curse of human trafficking.

The story

In 2012, two teenage girls shared their story with Heddy and Alec during a church ceremony. Unbeknown to them, this would be the catalyst for the setting up of CCIF in Malta as a registered NGO (VO/0628). Sadly, the two girls were trafficked to the red light district in Amsterdam before they could be saved from a life of exploitation. The incident fueled the work of CCIF to combat trafficking in persons through both preventive and remedial actions thanks to the support of stakeholders.

The proposal

Malta is used as a transit and destination country for victims of trafficking; therefore, CCIF focuses on providing basic information about human trafficking, including how to spot it, and addresses the denial expressed by many people about the problem of human trafficking in Malta.

Your donation will be used to prevent trafficking through awareness, education, and rescue and justice for the victim. It costs a minimum of €15,000 to rescue one trafficked person and restore them in society. We want to help as many trafficked people as possible but we need your help to do that. However, we also want to prevent more people from becoming victims of human trafficking. We plan on doing this by creating a mobile application that provides a tool for locals, the police and service providers that will aid in the prevention and rescue of victims.

What is the aim of ProjectStop?

Through ‘ProjectStop’ we plan to address vulnerable groups such as women, and youths between the ages of 18-34 within our local communities. Through the project we will empower them with the information and knowledge that will keep them safe to pursue their dreams and aspirations. It is a known fact that prevention is better than cure, and our Project is grounded on this principle. We will undertake the following activities aimed at raising preventative awareness:

  • Production of a professional short film based on a true story from Malta of an identified survivor of human trafficking
  • A countrywide campaign to prevent and raise the needed awareness against human trafficking on a large scale
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