ADVERTISING
 
Monday, February 24   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Society
Should Christians join social protests?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Social action
 

Evangelicals in Spain open a pioneer centre for child victims of sex trafficking

The government supports the initiative of the Christian centre ‘Nueva Vida’ in Santander. “There is a very huge need and we have only been able to see the tip of the iceberg”.

SOURCES Protestante Digital AUTHOR Evangelical Focus SANTANDER 28 DECEMBER 2018 16:00 h GMT+1
Meeting of the directors of the evangelical organisation Nueva Vida and the Vice-President of the Region of Cantabria. / Gobierno de Cantabria.

A pioneer project to work with former victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation in the north of Spain has received the support of the government.



The new centre will be run by the evangelical association ‘Nueva Vida’ (New Life) in Santander, and is expected to open in January 2019.



“Three years ago, the government told us about the need. The experts in our association and the director of the program started to work on it, and now we’ve been included in the budget of IRPF [the state’s taxes to support social projects]”, said Julio García, the president of the Christian organisation.



This will become the third place for minors of this characteristics in all of Spain, and the only one working in the Northern region of the peninsula.



 



A PIONEER PROJECT



For now, there is “one foreign minor girl, a victim of trafficking” that has been already referred to the new centre by the regional authorities.



The centre will work with only 8 users and will employ seven full-time workers, in addition to the director of the programme. “We have the house, the personnel, which has to be very qualified. There will be people working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year”, García said.



In addition to the public funds, the project has also been financed by one of the major Spanish banks, and private donors from Canada. The budget to start the project is 400,000 Euro.



 



23 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD



The organisation ‘Nueva Vida’ has an experience of 23 years. The evangelical association has worked mainly with women victims of sexual trafficking through another centre in the region of Santander, where eight women and two minors live at the moment.



The organisation has also developed a program of interviews with women in prostitution in brothels, through which possible cases of trafficking are detected.



“We believe our role is to respond to the needs of our society. There is a huge need and we have only been able to see the tip of the iceberg”, the president of ‘Nueva Vida’ says.



“The evangelical world has to learn that professionalism is not at odds with faith. We have not been scared of opening a multi-discipline centre where very capable professionals are needed”, García added.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Evangelicals in Spain open a pioneer centre for child victims of sex trafficking
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Photos: European Week of Prayer Photos: European Week of Prayer

Christians joined the Evangelical Alliance Week of Prayer in dozens of European cities as local churches came together to worship God. 

 
Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’ Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’

Photos of the student conference that brought together 3,000 European Christians in Germany. ‘Revive our hearts, revive our universities, revive Europe’.

 
Min19: Childhood, family and the church Min19: Childhood, family and the church

The first evangelical congress on childhood and family was held in Madrid. Pictures of the event, November 1-2.

 
VIDEO Video
 
What is a prayer meeting? What is a prayer meeting?

“Prayer is like a fire. One spark that someone prays should ignite a passion in someone else”. Mike Betts leads the network of churches Relational Mission.

 
What is Paul's main message in Galatians? What is Paul's main message in Galatians?

“God the Father, the Son and the Spirit are at work in our lives, through the gospel, to bring us into a relationship with theTrinity”, Peter Mead, Director of Cor Deo, says.

 
Christian candidacies in Taiwan increased by 40% in 2020 election Christian candidacies in Taiwan increased by 40% in 2020 election

Many hope their effort will inspire a new generation of political representatives with a strong Christian faith. “God has a long-term plan”.

 
Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’ Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’

A video summary of the student conference that gathered 3,000 in Karlsruhe, Germany. 6 days in 6 minutes.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.