Preventing human trafficking

Street youth are exposed to all types of risk and violence

In Lima, the capital of Peru, street children are exposed to violence and risks of all kinds, including human trafficking, prostitution and drug use. For almost 40 years, Generación has been working to defend the rights of street children and teens. We support their mission.

Partner: Generación

Country: Peru

BACKGROUND

In Lima, the capital of Peru, street youth live in dangerous conditions. They are exposed to violence and risks of all kinds, including human trafficking, prostitution and drug use.
In the 1980s, Generación saw there was a need to defend the rights of these street children and adolescents. At the time, young people fleeing the countryside and the violence of the Shining Path found themselves alone in the public squares of Lima, without family or resources to help them. The dangers were compounded by police violence and the lack of government assistance.

OUR PROJECT

Mission Inclusion believes in the importance of educational projects to improve the living conditions of street children. The project therefore includes a series of activities such as workshops on sexual exploitation and drug use, awareness campaigns and lobbying around the conditions of street children, and support for foster homes for children and adolescents.
The promotion and intervention component of the project includes music, art, gardening and sewing workshops at shelters for street youth. There is also a comprehensive training program in which youths attend information sessions on sexual exploitation, conflict resolution, economic initiatives, employability, health, etc.

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