Conflicts and war in the Middle East and Africa, terror and political prosecution, poverty and the lack of living prospects lead to the flight of a growing number of human beings. In Europe the number of refugees has also increased.
... is a common social problem. A recent study by the European Union shows, that every third woman in the European Union has experienced physical or sexual violence. With 35 % Germany is even above the average percentage of the 28 EU member states. There remains a lot to do in campaigning public awareness, preventing violence and establishing a help system for the concerned women.
Since the foundation of FIM in 1980 our focus has been on the work against human trafficking. From 1999 onwards, FIM has been the central coordination centre of Hessian work against human trafficking.
FIM counsels and supports about 1000 migrants a year. In addition to German the consultants of FIM speak nine other languages. Thus, they can support women in crisis in their mother tongue (native language) and offer them a culture-specifical consultation.
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