We work to improve the defence of women in vulnerable situations and specifically of victims of gender-based violence and human trafficking for sexual exploitation, and we analyse the effectiveness of the legal system to give a comprehensive response.
* Finalists in the Global Pro Bono Awards 2015
* Special Mention in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report – Europe 2018
Violence against women constitutes one of the worst blights on our society, which not only undermines the dignity and fundamental rights of those that suffer from it, but causes irreversible personal, social and economic effects to the victims and their environment.
For more than five years, we have attempted to provide effective legal solutions to advance towards an effective prevention, protection and comprehensive defence for victims, analysing beyond legal aspects related to the moment of reporting or the legal procedure.
Human trafficking is one of the cruellest phenomena we currently face, both due to its prevalence on a global scale as well as due to the terrible violation of rights it entails.
Through the “Rights for Change” Project, we work to identify the main social and legal barriers that limit the exercise of rights of victims and/or survivors of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, and we propose solutions aimed at improving prevention, protection and comprehensive recovery.
Excess debt is an ever-increasing phenomenon, especially in the poorest and most vulnerable sectors of the population, who seek out in this financial instrument a boost that allows them to survive or aspire to a better life.
In the case of women victims of gender-based violence and/or human trafficking, the risk and exposure to excess debt is even greater, especially debt they have with their aggressors and/or traffickers derived from loans and credit taken out on many occasions to meet their daily basic expenses, such as food and shelter.
Through the “Second Chance” Project, we carry out research to reduce barriers to access rights for individuals in a vulnerable situation due to excess debt in order to improve their access to rights to escape from the cycle of exclusion.