Research & advice


We conduct (interdisciplinary) research into and give advise about the phenomena of human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence. The results from research are used to change policy and practice in the field of human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence, where needed.

Target groups: organisations, governments, institutions.

See also our past and current activities.

Education & awareness


By informing people and educating them on human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence we raise awareness on these two phenomena and inspire them to take action.

Target groups: society, youth, students.

See also our past and current activities.

Training & capacity building


By training professionals who work in the field of human trafficking and/or conflict-related sexual violence, we contribute to deepening their knowledge and skills in this area, building capacity, and a better approach to dealing with these crimes. One can think of: lawyers, social workers, psychologists, medics, academics, NGO staff and policy makers.

Target group: professionals.

See also our past and current activities.

Empowerment & advocacy


We contribute to the empowerment of victims/survivors of human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence by putting their interests and wishes first. We do this in so-called ’empowerment projects’ and by advocating on their behalf on the national, regional and international level. Our aim is for victims/survivors to regain their dignity and to find recognition in what has happened to them.

Target group: victims/survivors.

See also our past and current activities.

 

Universal Children’s Day 2018


by Chiun Min Seah

I see it in your weary eyes
Quiet plea to yourself to stay resilient and strong
I see it in your shaking hands
So small and deep inside, you are excruciatingly hurting

Life has been awfully cruel
Vicious explosions replacing the ringing bells of school
Barbaric monsters violating your innocence and body
Leaving you with stories that are heart breaking and stormy

You do not at all deserve this
You should be away from danger, learning, and laughing
But these ruthless realities of life seem to be your fateful abyss
Bruised body and soul send your crushed spirits packing

Take my hands, little one
I cannot erase the past and what’s been done
But I can empower you to rise from the ashes
You are not alone and you are not worthless

One day when you are but an adult
It is your turn to remind the young
That just like you, they are not broken despite the evil construct
But you are absolutely fierce to share your stories, one day no longer unsung

Children are the future of this world. They are the empty white canvas that we can either destroy or nurture, and teach children to paint with anything that they envision. We hold the responsibility to educate them between right and wrong.

What kind of world do we want our children to live in? A place with bloody conflicts and agonising traumas that could very well destroy their innocence, belief systems and principles? Or a place that is peaceful and free from harrowing atrocities like human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence?

We have the power to make a positive change. Every single person does, in their own ways. Embrace it, use it, and change the world.
IMPACT is doing exactly this, so join us and make an IMPACT!