Association Help FULL for Women and Children of Immaculate Mary

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: ul. Krasińskiego 21, Katowice
Country: Poland
Region: Europe
UN Languages: English
Other languages: Polish
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
Short description:
The HELP-FULL Association main goal is to fight human trafficking. This association guarantees the help for women and children endangered or touched by sexual, physical and psychological violence, and to the victims of prostitution and women trafficking, and also to their families.

This help, given already for the period of 9 years, today includes:

1. Educational and preventing actions.
a. Prevention and trainings. According to actions targeting in prevention of human trafficking and forced prostitution, The Assotiation organizes trainings for youths and trainings for the workers of the helping institutions.

b. Information campaigns. Prevention actions are accompanied by local information campaign (press advertisements - financed from the led projects. The association would like to lead the information campaign in whole Poland, using the national television and press media.

c. Cooperation with other organizations includes:
- government agendas (Ministry of the International Affairs and Administration)
- Polish Police
- international organizations, for example: La Strada - Anti Human Trafficking and Slavery foundation
- local public institutions (Town's Citizens Help Center in Katowice; Crisis Management Centre in Katowice)

d. Minister of the International Affairs and Administration - cooperation accredited by recommendations
In 2008 - the Honour Patronage over the Association has been granted by the Citizens Rights Spokesman, Janusz Kochanowski

Awards and Distinctions: Actions of the Association - represented by S. Anna Bałchan - has been valued and honoured by many awards:
a. in 2008 - Totus Award - for preserving and effective work for saving human dignity (granted by The New Millennium Work)
b. in 2008 - Józef Tischner Award, in the category of ministry and social initiatives, being part of the Polish shape of the dialogue of the church and the world (Monthly newspaper and the Publisher: "Znak" ) 2009 -Award for the most influential women of the region - Poland West Daily Newspaper and Silesia Television.
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