30 graduates of the “Economic and Social Integration Program for young Migrants and Refugees from Venezuela”
This month the “Economic and Social Integration Program for young Migrants and Refugees from Venezuela” ended. It was aimed at young people who practice survival sex in Cúcuta, Norte de Santander.
For 2 months, 20 women, 7 men and 3 trans (trans-m) women received training in entrepreneurship, personal finance, business and life skills, thus strengthening their business initiatives.
“People who engage in survival sex in Colombia need a sustainable solution that allows them to find alternative economic and subsistence ways to replace transactional sex. But, in order to do so, they need a comprehensive program that addresses not only their business training and personal finance needs, but also their urgency for integration and their sexual and reproductive health needs. These types of programs are aimed at them”, says Jaime Valencia, director of AID FOR AIDS Colombia.
This project was led by AID FOR AIDS, in partnership with FUNVECUC and was possible thanks to the financial support of FORIM (Forum des Organizations de Solidarité Internationale issues des Migrations) and AFD (Agence Française de Développement).