We’re so excited about our new campaign #adayinhershoes. Our team have been working tirelessly the last two months preparing videos, websites and graphics. We’ve done it all for two reasons: to help people understand more about human trafficking and to raise funds for our Restore program for survivors of human trafficking.
We hear stories of girls and women who have been trafficked nearly every day in Romania. We know that for those who have been rescued or have managed to escape, the future can still look pretty grim. Studies have shown that 34% (see references) of girls who have been rescued will be re-trafficked. Local sources on the ground where we are say it is as high as 90%.
That’s why we are setting up Restore, a two focus care program for survivors of human trafficking.
Our Restore Home is for those that do not have a safe place to live. Often a family member has been party to them being trafficked. Sometimes the survivor simply cannot face her family after being forced into prostitution.
Our other focus is Restore Community Care. This is assistance we provide when a girl is able to return home. We aim to provide her with education, life skills, medical care and counselling. We also provide her family with support and much needed counselling as they also work through the trauma.
We’ve finished our all important planning stage and are now ready to go ahead with setting up the home and community care. That’s what A Day In Her Shoes is all about.
So how can you help? We’re glad you asked.
Will you wear heels all day any day in October to put yourself in the shoes of women who suffer from trafficking? You can also donate $10, $20, $30 or whatever you can to help provide a safe haven for women and girls who have suffered such terrible abuse.
Simply register at adayinhershoes.org (link) and then get sharing on social media. Don’t forget to ask your friends to join the campaign too!
So go on, make a difference in a survivor’s life and give her the life she should have had!
 Surtees, R., 2005, “Second Annual Report on Victims of Trafficking in South-Eastern Europe.” Regional Clearing Point, IOM, Geneva. p. 13
 Jobe, A., 2010, “The Causes and Consequences of Re-trafficking: Evidence from the IOM Human Trafficking Database” International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva. p. 11