Rocío Mora Nieto

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: REVIVESpain

Rocío Mora Nieto holds a degree in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with a specialization in Political Science. She is an expert in the trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation. Rocío works with a human rights-based approach and a gender-focused perspective.

From 1989, her efforts and professional activity have been centered in APRAMP, an organization that works for the prevention and eradication of sexual exploitation and trafficking of human beings. Rocío’s work in APRAMP started with street action as part of the mobile unit; in 1995 she was made general coordinator of the organization. In 2016, she was promoted to the role of director of the organization, with a vision to protect and promote the rights of those who are sexually exploited as well as trafficked. The goal is to return the freedom, dignity and autonomy necessary to start a life outside of the control and abuse exerted by exploiters.

During her extended track record in fighting human trafficking, Rocío participated in different national and international working spheres, all while continuing to coordinate APRAMP’s networking efforts with organizations and administrations at a local, national and international level.

IVLP Impact Award Project: REVIVE

The focus of this project was to provide its six beneficiaries with training in the textile sector. The specialized professional facilitating this training was one of the designers with whom APRAMP usually collaborates in their workshop. The designer taught the theoretical contents in the training center of their organization and offered their workshop or working space to teach the practical contents of the course. The designers were young and committed to the sustainability and social impact of their products. This project also worked with consolidated referents of the fashion and design world who were committed to these same values. The women learned not only the practical knowledge of how to work with fabric, but also how to value their work, effort and opportunities. This training provided practical resources and opportunities for these women to re-enter the labor market effectively, while also empowering them so that they may effectively stand up for themselves both in their future work and in their lives.

Women in APRAMP's workshop

"Thanks to this project I've had the opportunity to find a job!" - Project Participant

IVLP Exchange Experience

Rocio was a participant in the IVLP Project Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes, organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center.

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually

Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Minneapolis, MN

Country: Spain

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