FIZ - Advocacy and support for migrant women and victims of trafficking
FIZ is an independent, non-governmental organisation based in Zurich (Switzerland) that offers direct support for victims of trafficking, as well as political and educational work. FIZ specialises in questions relating to trafficking in women, as well as other forms of exploitation of and violence against migrant women from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
FIZ is very active in the area of direct assistance. In 2004 FIZ opened 'Makasi' (which means Strong in Lingala, a language in Central Africa). FIZ-Makasi is the only centre in Switzerland specialised in offering counselling to trafficked women, including legal protection, temporary stay permits, medical and psychosocial services, housing, and financial support. FIZ also supports trafficked women in the event of returning to their home country.
FIZ also works in the areas of research, advocacy and lobbying.
Address: Badenerstrasse 682 8048 Zurich
Tel: +41 44 240 44 22
Fax: +41 44 240 44 23