• FREEDOM DOLLS

    "PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING AND
    AWARENESS OF THE REALITIES OF
    SEXUAL EXPLOITATION WITHIN HUMAN
    TRAFFICKING ARE PARAMOUNT IN
    HELPING VICTIMS"

    FREEDOM DOLLS



Freedom Dolls Initiative is a new NGO set up in 2014 to help victims of sexual explotation and HT. The idea originated with the need for women who were victims of HT needing to be both reabilitated while at the same time earning a small income from the dolls that are individually made by the women. Winners of the Daxi Business Awards 2014 Outstanding Contribution To The Community - The People's Choice Award.

We aim to provide a constant voice for women who have been sexually exploited and for women who are victims of HT.

If any one needs our help call 96354632

Why We Set Up Freedom Dolls Initiative

Freedom Dolls Initiative has been set up to initially help women who have been sexually exploited through human trafficking in Cyprus. Freedom Dolls is hoping to raise enough money to have a shelter in Larnaca and a community centre where the women can meet and sew their dolls. The aim is to provide a safe environment for the women while they go through the recovery process which can be a painful journey. The women will also need much support as they take their traffickers to court. Freedom Dolls is here to offer any kind of support the victims need.

HOW WE HELP VICTIMS 

Once a victim is rescued they are taken to a safe house where they stay for four weeks, during this period the local authorities assess wheather or not the victims have been trafficked.

Once the victims are told to leave the government safe house, they are left to fend for themselves. This is where the Freedom  Houses come into effect while the victims are waiting for their court  cases to be heard which can take up to three years. This depends on the efficacy of the countries legal assistance within the country the victim has been trafficked too. Our victims are helped by providing a safe, secure homely  environment with structured care. Counseling, one to one care is very important, their mental health is one the important issue that need addressing. Providing classes to help them find an interest for example computers, cooking, gardening and of course sewing our freedom dolls, if they would like to sew. Whatever, they wish to do, we will work closely with them to build their confidence back up.

OUR MISSION

RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS

Public understanding and awareness of the  realities of sexual exploitation within Human Trafficking are paramount in helping victims. Our Safe houses are funded through awareness of the dolls, fund raising and donations.  Helping the public understand that for every doll that is brought it helps the  victims once more gain self-worth and gives them an opportunity to climb out of  the hellish environment they are in. Awareness helps everyone to understand that Freedom Dolls are more than just a doll they represent an individual’s  freedom.

How can I volunteer?

Everyone who is interested in volunteering with us should contact us giving us as much information as they can as we will be setting up a safe house in every city in the world we need people who can help us, please forward us your details to us and once we have a safe house in your area we will be in contact.

 

CONTACT: CYPRUS

Freedom Dolls
Spiti tou Ethelonti
(House of Volunteers)
Griva Digeni
Larnaca
6030

 

Telephone: +357 24201774
Fax: +357 24626197

NICOLA SMITH (EN)

President
Email: nicola@freedom-dolls.com
Telephone: +357 96354632

 

 

CONTACT: WALES

Cardiff Law School,
Museum Avenue,
Cardiff
CF10 3AX

 

DR. WENDY KENNETT

Email: wendy@freedom-dolls.com
Telephone: +44 2920 875482

 

#TitleStatusExpiry date
1Human Trafficking Victims: The Sewing Box ProjectRunningSeptember 01, 2019 02:55

DAXI BUSINESS AWARDS 2014

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY 2014
 
 

Selected by Mayor Andreas Louroutziatis and the Larnaca Municipality for an office in their new “House of Volunteers”

Spiti tou Ethelonti
(House of Volunteers)
Griva Digeni
Larnaca

 

Our first dedicated sewing room is up and running in Nicosia.

Thanks to numerous sales and donations we have an organised room, where the ladies can relax and sew at their leisure. There are 3 sewing machines in use, making dolls to be sent all over the world. Find out more here

Freedom Dolls - each one is unique!
Only 12 euros [plus postage if applicable]

 http://www.freedom-dolls.com/wp/shop-4/ 

RECURRING DONATION

A recurring donation means you can give a specific amount to the initiative every month, with this option you donate as little as 5 EUR a month or up to 300 EUR a month automatically. Just select how much you would like to donate by clicking on the relevant Donate Now! button, you will then be taken to the Paypal system to complete your donation.
 
€5 MONTHLY
 
€10 MONTHLY
 
€15 MONTHLY
 
€20 MONTHLY
 
€300 MONTHLY
 
 

SINGLE DONATION

Donations can be made with a credit card through Paypal, just click HERE

Volunteering

Everyone who is interested in volunteering with us should contact us giving us   as much information as they can as we will be setting up a safe house in every   city in the world we need people who can help us, please forward us your details   to us and once we have a safe house in your area we will be in contact.

Everyone has something they can contribute to Freedom Dolls we sometimes need someone to sit with the victim at the hospital if they need medical care. Or picking up some bread to take to the house. You may have an unusual talent like origami , calligraphy or brick laying something different and interesting that the victims might like to learn.

 


Our Donors




Useful Info

DONATE