The Counselling Center FreiJa – Active against human trafficing
The professionals at FreiJa provide information, advice and support to female victims of sexual exploitation through human trafficking, including refugee women seeking Asylum and female victims of sexual violence working in the area of Prostitution.
Our services are available for all women affected by human trafficing, independent of their origin and way of life, as well as relatives, friends and other professionals.
Our counselling is anonymous, confidential and free of cost. No steps are taken without client consent.
Monday - Friday:
09.00 - 12.30 Uhr
14.00 - 16.30 Uhr
Support services for teenagers and youth
The professional counsellors at FreiJa would be happy to talk with you! You can call us or send us an Email. Our support ist anonymous, confidential and free of cost.
Services for educators, parents and interested persons
You´re an educator and suspect that a girl or young woman you work with may be affected by the Loverboy-Method?
You´re a parent or private individual and suspect that your daughter or a girl or young woman you know may be affected by the Loverboy-Method?
Girls and boys, young men and women can also contact our FreiJa counsellors through our Online-Counselling where their questions can be answered confidentially and free of cost. Please use the secure Email Form that’s linked below.
The Online-Counselling service is also available to parents and educators, wishing to have more information regarding Loverboys and the Loverboy-Method.
A FreiJa counsellor will respond to your first online-inquiry within 3 days. All following online correspondence will be answered once a week. Our counselling center is located in Freiburg and you are welcome to call for a personal meeting.
Please klick on the link here to use our Online-Counselling: https://onlineberatung.freija-loverboys.de
Please note: in order to use the Online-Counselling securely, a user-name and password are required.
The Loverboy-Method is a form of human trafficing for the sexual exploitation of girls and young women.
Loverboys are generally young men, that simulate a love relationship with girls or young woman, make them emotionally dependent in order to lead them into prostitution and sexually exploit them.
Loverboys organise the meetings with the johns/punters in private appartments, hotels or bordellos.
They control the girl or young woman and collect the money, often in the pretext of saving it for their future together.
Who are the girls and young women affected by Loverboy-Methods?
The Loverboy phenomena crosses all social classes. Girls and young women that become victims of Loverboys often have low self-esteem and/or a negative self-image. It could be that they have problems in the school, at their training place or with their parents. Others are in a transition period between school and occupation and are uncertain of their future perspectives.
There is no norm for the victims or potential victims, but there are conspicuous signs to notice that may indicate that a girl or young woman has contact with a Loverboy.
Who are the perpetrators of the Loverboy-Method?
Perpetrators are primarily young men. It can be that the young man adapts his age to fit the victims age group. It’s also possible, that the Loverboy is active in a criminal milieu. Loverboys contact their victims personally or over social media networks and dating Apps. Loverboys work alone. Sometimes they work together with other men. Loverboys maybe exploiting more than one victim at the same time.