In the area of outreach, the project provides awareness of the risks involved in prostitution and provides options for exit strategies. This includes raising disease awareness in the trafficking hubs to decrease the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in Yangon. Free HIV screening is offered to women through a mobile clinic within the community,which creates a space conducive to discussions about their employment situations, and to offer further support services.
All individuals the team interacts with during outreach receive an outreach gift, and the women are informed about the services that Eden offers. Gifts are never given conditionally.
The men and women are responding very well to the gifts that we distribute weekly. The gifts enable them to feel comfortable with our team, to facilitate informal interviews that allow the team to gather information on trafficking strategies, migration histories, and identify the number of migrant women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.