EXIT is a non-governmental, non-religious and non-profit organization based in Vienna. Our organization is dedicated to combating human trafficking from Africa to Europe for the purpose of sexual exploitation. EXIT was founded in 2006 by the Nigerian author and human rights activist Joana Adesuwa Reiterer with the purpose of bringing to light the existence and crime of human trafficking in Austria. EXIT is run by 12 volunteers. Our primary target country of origin is Nigeria, due to the high number of victims from that country. EXIT focuses to raise awareness to depict false beliefs about Europe as it exposes the reality of trafficking.Our organization provides social/legal support, creative therapy and recreational activities to empower victims of trafficking. Our work covers victim outreach, legal representation with external law firms and cooperation with law enforcement. EXIT launched a spin-off in Nigeria named “Adesuwa Initiatives” in 2008 with the aimed to enlightening vulnerable groups about the ill of human trafficking. Working closely with journalist, filmmakers, civil society and governmental stakeholders, we continue to implement several awareness raising projects like facilitating book release, media reports and films on the topic. Our mission is to significantly reduce women’s vulnerability to becoming victims of human trafficking and exploitation by increasing the capacity and awareness of stakeholders to participate and lead efforts against human trafficking. EXIT aims to decrease and ultimately eradicate human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation from Africa to Europe through coordinated efforts with government authorities and civil society organizations.
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Short description:||EXIT is a non-profit organisation based in Vienna, Austria, aimed at contributing to the eradication of trafficking in women and violence against women and children from Africa. EXIT does research on the stories of victims, documents their testimonies and informs the public about the different ways into and out of slavery. Its aim is to contribute to a world where women's and children's rights are respected and all forms of violence and dehumanizing practices are eradicated. In addition, the NGO strives to educate African and European publics about the crime of human trafficking for sexual exploitation.|