The Serra-Schönthal Foundation launches a campaign for the benefit of women in prostitution or victims of trafficking before the Covid-19
- The organization aims to attract donations to finance the basic food and health needs of women and their families
- They are not on the official records of those affected, but their living conditions have been seriously affected
- Created by the Congregation of the Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Foundation has supported more than 90 projects in 15 countries.
The Serra-Schönthal Foundation, which works for the integral support of women in prostitution or who are victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation, calls for solidarity in order to help those women who, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, are in a situation of extreme vulnerability.
Many women in this complex context are being forgotten in the face of the coronavirus. They do not appear in the official records of those affected, they have greater difficulty in accessing medical services, as well as a lack of basic resources: food or hygiene products. They do not have the option of carrying out sufficient isolation measures.
For this reason, the Foundation intends to attract donations and continue working to improve the social and health care of women living in this situation, as well as their children, which has been aggravated by the coronavirus. It seeks to obtain the necessary funding to cover their basic needs, such as food, medicines, hygiene and disinfection products.
Another of the aims of this campaign is to raise awareness of the vulnerable situation of these women with dependent children, whose resources are very scarce, and which has now been aggravated.
About the Serra-Schönthal Foundation
The Serra-Schönthal Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 2013 by the Congregation of the Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer. Its mission is a commitment to solidarity with women who are in prostitution and/or are victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation, as well as to denounce structures that do not respect the Human Rights proclaimed by the United Nations, especially in situations of injustice and violation of women’s rights.
Since then, more than 90 projects in 15 countries have been supported through financial funding. It has had an impact on more than 30 women in their vital projects, in the training of more than 1,000 women giving them possibilities of work insertion, and actions of awareness about prostitution and trafficking have been carried out in several countries.