Every second year ladies circle international votes for a new international service project. This international service project is supported by all ladies circle clubs, worldwide. At the international meeting in India ECPAT International was chosen as the international service project 2009-2011 (see Youtube film). Ladies Circle Sweden is responsible for this project and in particular, the club in Eskilstuna has the honour of making sure that the project runs smoothly and that you all receive information about the project on a regular basis. This is the first time that Sweden is responsible for the international service project.
ECPAT International and the Youth Partnership Project (YPP)
ECPAT has started an international project called The Youth Partnership Project for Child Survivors and Youth at Risk of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (YPP). The aim of the project is that young volunteers are taught how to help other exploited and at-risk children to access services and opportunities to recover from their traumatic experiences and to build their self-esteem so that they can return to a more normal life. Through the “Peer Support Programmes” many of the children are taught leadership and communication skills on how to reach out to and befriend other children in trouble and in this way are taught how to help and support other children affected by sexual exploitation. A child who has been raped and sexually exploited for money finds it easier to identify themselves with and trust those who have themselves been in a similar situation.
The money raised by Ladies Circle International will be used to start up new YPP projects in Chile, Cameroon, Mexico and Kyrgyzstan. A large number of awareness raising projects will operate within the YPP. These projects will help even more of the exploited children from these countries.
Together with all the ladies circle clubs over the world, we want to raise more than 200 000 EURO for the international service project.
We are 12 503 members worldwide. If every member raises 20 EURO’s then we will reach our goal.
The trade of sexually exploiting children for money is the
third most lucrative industry in the world.
Don’t let this industry grow.
Older Newletter can be found on the Ladies Circle Sweden web
20 EUROS per member!
More information about the project and regular updates are available at the ISP project site Click here!
or contact es.321490313436cl@yt1490313436irahc1490313436