Who are we?

Talita is a NGO offering help and support to women who have been exploited in prostitution, pornography and human trafficking for sexual purposes. Our rehabilitation program is based on a method we formed from the knowledge gathered over the 20 years we have worked with our target group. And the method works: virtually every woman who has completed Talita's program has left prostitution for good. Talita has a good collaboration with the police. They often refer women to our shelter when they conduct a crackdown on pimps and sex buyers. Fighting the organized crime behind sexualized slavery is a huge challenge, requiring a lot of resources - which is why we need you!


Vision & mission

VISION

Talita means ‘little girl’ and comes from a story in the Bible when Jesus stands beside a girl’s deathbed and says ‘little girl, I say to you, get up’ (talita koum)-- and the girl rises up. Our vision is that each woman and girl who has been exploited in the sex trade is able to rise up to a new life.

Talita’s motto is to see the woman's situation holistically, help her the entire way, regardless of where in the world she has been exploited and regardless of whether or not someone pays for her placement at Talita.

Mission

Human trafficking for sexual purposes is a modern form of slavery. Prostitution is a form of men's violence against women. Pornography is documented prostitution.

Talita's mission is to fight sexualized slavery in all its forms through prevention, outreach and rehabilitation.

Values

Talita is built on Christian values

which means that in every person, we see someone who:

  • is worthy to be loved and treated with respect, interest, high regard, and without judgment
  • has a free will that must be upheld, heard, and respected
  • is created with a unique purpose
  • has basic needs of a physical, mental, psychological, social, intellectual, and spiritual nature

Talita’s ambition is to create an environment where the target groups’ specific needs can be met, and to provide healing from trauma and reorientation that promotes positive personal development for the future. We welcome anyone who falls within our target group, regardless of ethnic background, social status, religion, sexual orientation, or political opinion. We aspire to create a safe place where vulnerable people feel welcome and new hope is formed.

Team

Josephine

Founder, trauma therapist and lawyer specialized in human rights and experience in working against the child sex trade.

Anna

Founder, trauma therapist and licensed pharmacist with many years of experience in educational training and competence building.

Ingela

Site manager at Villa Talita with long experience as a social worker within the social services.

Meghan

Research and prevention manager. Initiator and project manager of Talita's prevention project Reality Check.

Sofia

Case manager for clients in the Talita program. Teacher with earlier experience of volunteer work in Talita Sweden and Casa Talita in Romania.

Samuel

Visual communicator and webdesigner. Handyman at Villa Talita.

Andrea

Case manager for clients who finished the program and women exiting pornography. Earlier experience with outreach among our target group and education in social sciences and psychology.

Peter

Strategist for Reality Check. Has worked for over 20 years with the issue of men's violence against women.

Sofia

Administrator with many years of experience as a social worker in Romania. Speaks Romanian fluently.

Jasmina

Manager of Talita's outreach work, support worker and public speaker. Former Talita client who is studying to become a trauma therapist.