‘Wat jij wil’ - weerbaar tegen loverboys ('What you want' - resilience against loverboys)
The project ‘What you want – resilience against loverboys’ was developed by Centrum 16•22 in 1999, commissioned by the municipality of The Hague. It aims to prevent girls from becoming victims of THB. The project focuses on girls aged between 13 and 16 with a multicultural background, and mainly on those at the lower level of education.
There are five group meetings, whose activities aim to:
- inform about friendship, relationships, power, loverboys and human trafficking;
- get them to reflect on their own boundaries;
- make them (more) resilient;
- inform who to turn to if experiencing problems.
A great deal of attention is devoted to practising skills.
As a result of this project's success it has grown from eight classes in 1999 to forty classes annually each with around fifteen pupils. There is a waiting list for participation in the project. So far, more than 10.000 girls have participated in the training.
Update: Since 2019 the project also focusses on slightly mentally disabled girls.
The Project started in 1999 and is stil running.
Last review: March 2020.