Vision

Perla seeks to bring hope, and endeavours to promote respect and dignity to one and all. Perla strives for the abolition of human trafficking.

History

In May 2013, Perla’s journey began with the people who prostitute themselves on the streets of Lausanne, Switzerland. Very quickly, connections with other groups in the same city or in other cities took place, as well as with organizations in other countries with similar goals.

Acknowledging for the suffering, loneliness and lack of dignity of those peoples, a conviction was born: We cannot let this situation continue without denouncing it. The world needs to know what is really happening.

Perla has been an association since 2017 and is a recognized organization of public utility. The association has developed in other regions of Switzerland (in Vaud, Bienne, Geneva, Fribourg and Valais), and the association can count on many collaborators, mostly volunteers who are indispensable for this goal.

History

In May 2013, Perla’s journey began with the people who prostitute themselves on the streets of Lausanne, Switzerland. Very quickly, connections with other groups in the same city or in other cities took place, as well as with foreign organizations with similar goals.

We didn’t know much about this community at first.

As our empathy and love for these people grew, the conviction has remained with us that we cannot allow this suffering continue to spread without denouncing it. The world needs to know what is really happening.

Perla has been an association since 2017 and is a recognized organization of public utility. The association has many volunteers, whose commitment is essential to achieve our goals. Several people are also salaried employees.

Our goals

We run activities designed to achieve the following goals:  

Our goals

We run activities designed to achieve the following goals:  

COMMITTEE

Claire-Lise Cherpillod
President

Roland Léchot
Member

Catherine Jaquet
Vice President
Psychosocial

Cyril Horisberger
Finances

Olivier Bigler 
Lawyer

MANAGEMENT

    Elisabeth     Rupp
Director

Mélanie Wajsgrus
Communication

       Célia         Jeanneret
Lawyer

 

Laeticia Dubosson
Social Worker

Géraldine Paçarizi
Events- Funds raising- secretary

Isabelle Bourgeois
Finances- Accounting

Our action plans

Perla organization acts on three levels in its fight against human trafficking:

VISITS

To provide dignity, support and an opportunity for reintegration. Perla Home is essential to help victims reintegrate into society

PREVENTION

Awareness-raising and prevention: inform, train, publish

COLLABORATION

To work in collaboration and network with the authorities and with any body aiming at the same goals.

VISITS

To provide dignity, support and an opportunity for reintegration. Perla Home is essential to help victims reintegrate into society

PREVENTION

Awareness-raising and prevention: inform, train, publish

COLLABORATION

To work in collaboration and network with the authorities and with any body aiming at the same goals.

Our donators

We would like to thank the foundations, municipalities and companies in Switzerland that support Perla in the implementation of its projects.

We also thank the private donors and those who do not wish to be mentioned.

Fondation Philanthropique Famille Sandoz

Get involved

Let’s fight together against human trafficking. We offer different ways of participating in this fight for liberty

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