Patsy Sörensen


Patsy Sörensen is the founder of Payoke. Patsy established Payoke in 1987, originally fighting for the rights of prostitutes. Over time Patsy reoriented the organization’s mission to protect the rights of all people who have been trafficked.

Payoke attained national and international recognition with King Baudouin’s visit  and the support of the Royal Family in 1992.

Thanks to Patsy’s tireless efforts, the concept of human trafficking has evolved from a mere, almost ‘victim-less’ criminal justice approach, to a human rights dimension where victims are entitled to their dignity, respect, protection and rights

Patsy Sörensen and Payoke are synonyms of high standards in terms of national and international practice and expertise in the fight against human trafficking.

Anton Van Dyck

Manager continuity

Anton is has been actively working on topics of social profit and economic justice for over 10 years and has led projects on the launch of a secret support service for socalled apostates, crisis management on FORB, sustainable value chains etc.

Already a board member of Payoke, Anton decided to step up after the departure of Klaus to form a bridge ensuring continuity until a new director is appointed.

Team members

Reception and Communication


Victims of loverboys/Teenager pimps Team


Psychosocial Team


Projects Department

Silvia Lamonaca, Head of Programmes