Not for Sale – a new future for victims of human trafficking

Not For Sale Netherlands offers victims of human trafficking a new perspective on their future. Through its social enterprises it provides education and training to bridge the gap to the job market and society.

Traffickers target people who are socially or economically vulnerable. The victims are lured to, for instance, The Netherlands with promises of a bright future and a paid job, but once they get here they are forced to work in gruesome circumstances. In some cases, the victims know what kind of work they will be doing, but have been misled about the actual conditions. Many victims are from Eastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary)[3], Western and Eastern Africa, China and South-East Asia.
The Netherlands is not only a destination for victims of human trafficking, it is also a source: 30% of the victims reported at Comensha are Dutch. This makes the Dutch nationality the most common one among the victims of human trafficking within The Netherlands.
The majority of female victims in The Netherlands is between age 24-30, for men this is between age 31-40 [3].

Fred Matser (founder)

Fred Foundation was founded by Fred Matser in 1996 to contribute to the development of a more functional society. From a vision of interconnectedness of life and circular thinking.

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