Liberation – Journey home – Reintegration

We liberate from forced prostitution, labor exploitation, abuse, and violence and enable a new beginning under better conditions

How we help

Project Rescue helps people who are victims of human trafficking, sexual or economic exploitation. Projekt Resgate helps with the return journey and reintegration into their home country.

What we offer

Temporary emergency shelter for people in exploitation situations, medical and psychological care, legal advice and support for bureaucratic procedures for a return trip home.

Find your way back home!

Project Rescue together with partner organizations provide an emergency aid network in several countries.

The Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Rio Branco

The President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, decided to honor with the medal of the Order of Rio Branco, Vicente Mello Medeiros (here next to his wife Kátia) who is the founder and initiator of Project Rescue association, for his commitment in the fight against International Human Trafficking.

The Order of Rio Branco is the highest award given to a Brazilian who provides services relevant in society, whether in the social, cultural or political area.

In 2020, this award was given to only 30 Brazilians. The Decoration was made at the Consulate General of Brazil here in Zurich, on May 21, 2021 by Ambassador José Estanislau do Amaral Souza Neto.


Human trafficking is a reality

Projekt Resgate was founded 2006 in Zürich, (Switzerland) to rescue
Brazilian women, who were brought to Switzerland
for the purpose of sexual exploitation as well as women who were
emotionally and physically abused.

Partners Testimonials


Caritas International Belgium

For the past 10 years we (Caritas International Belgium) have been working with Projeto Resgate in the area of Voluntary Return and Reintegration. The services provided by Projeto Resgate’s social workers are of immense value, because they provide a warm and human support to Brazilians who return to their home country after a difficult or problematic stay abroad. Besides these social qualities, Projeto Resgate’s professionalism makes it our preferred partner in Brazil.

Jolien Visscher

International Organization for Migration

Projekt Resgate has been one of the main partners of IOM Brazil in recent years in its voluntary return and reintegration programs. The organization is one of the most qualified and experienced to deal with this public of returnees (and victims of human trafficking, especially), with an emphasis on its performance in the state of Goiás. We received many positive feedbacks from our beneficiaries served by Projekt Resgate, despite the natural difficulties of the reintegration process after returning. We hope to continue strengthening this partnership as the issue of migration and return gains more attention.

Guilherme Otero

Service Social International

I have been cooperating with Resgate for years now and they really show motivation in willing to help vulnerable people to reintegrate in their country of return. Their network is present all around Brasil, which is very important for a territory as big as Brazil. Proximity to the returnee is definitely important in the implementation process.

Michèle Demierre

There is a way out of sexual exploitation

What we have achived so far

Because life is priceless

More than 1000 people were returned and re-integrated into the society in their homeland

Project Rescue is active in almost 30 countries

More than 2 million Swiss francs are invested in integration programs alone

Donate today,

to save a person from sexual exploitation and forced labour