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OUR MISSION IS TO SEEK, FIND, IDENTIFY AND WORK SUPPORTIVELY AND MOTIVATIONALLY WITH MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO ARE MARGINALISED, STIGMATISED AND OFTEN CRIMINALISED AS A CONSEQUENCE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

In order to realize this mission, HopeNow works on an individual as well as a systemic level. This means that in our everyday counseling and outreach work we aim to empower and support each person within their specific circumstances to achieve a direct improvement to their situation.

The relationship with our clients is built over time and we continuously follow up with them to establish durable solutions.

From a legal perspective human trafficking is where criminal law, immigration law and human rights law intersect. Therefore an important part of our efforts to advance long-term positive change lies in advocacy and legal interventions. HopeNow has created precedents in law, e.g. reversing criminalisation of trafficked persons, that protect people’s human rights. We are also constantly striving to affect those involved in the Danish immigration and criminal justice system to the complexities of human trafficking.

WE BELIEVE IN USING A HOLISTIC APPROACH THAT ADDRESSES EACH PERSON’S PSYCHO-SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND LEGAL NEEDS WITHIN THEIR SPECIFIC CULTURAL CONTEXT.

Human trafficking involves a large global criminal network that requires a coordinated intervention from a wide range of social, political and economic actors. We know that our NGO alone cannot eradicate human trafficking, but we seek to disrupt it. We believe in setting achievable goals, such as:

  • Empowering possible and identified trafficked individuals and assist them in improving their life chances
  • Advocating for possible and identified trafficked individuals’ basic human rights
  • Increasing awareness for human trafficking and our work in Denmark.

For more specific insights into our work and how our approach looks in practice, see cases.

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