Posts by James

Human Trafficking in Kenya: higher risk during post-election violence.

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Human Trafficking in Kenya: higher risk during post-election violence.

2017 has been a historical year for Kenya. Never before has the country’s presidential result been overturned; the first for Africa as a continent in fact. The decision however has divided many people who feel it has been a great example of Kenya’s democratic progress, while others feel it is harming the country’s political reputation globally. Nonetheless, history has shown that throughout post-election violence vulnerable people become targets for opportunistic traffickers. HAART Kenya urges all citizens to remain calm and be vigilant throughout the coming months as Kenya returns to the...

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Our Shelter

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Our Shelter

The shelter is a home where young girls are provided with a roof over their heads, protection, counseling services, food, education, medical care and many other necessities. The shelter has many rooms for accommodation which include a sitting room where we watch motivational movies, news and also for holding family meetings. There is a kitchen where our food is prepared each day and not forgetting the different bedrooms which have comfortable beds to sleep. In the shelter we have five staff members who help the smooth running of life at the shelter. They include our Aunts (names cannot be...

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TO PROTECT OR TO DEFEND?

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 | Comments Off on TO PROTECT OR TO DEFEND?

I’m a French lawyer with an international organized crime specialisation. I have met a lot of broken lives by human trafficking and seen so many lives to protect against evil. But I haven’t seen enough criminals facing their just punishment, being behind bars. When you do a job such as mine, you realise that the successful achievement are the moments when we tried to prevent something, not when we tried to heal it. I’ve travelled in many countries and met a lot of those communities known as vulnerable, those we know that they can be potential victims due to a series of unfortunates events...

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Perspectives from the edge of a balcony, a tipping point.

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Perspectives from the edge of a balcony, a tipping point.

It`s a warm afternoon, the warmest it’s been these past three days, and I’m seated at the edge of a balcony soaking up the warm sunrays as I observe a group of individuals happily chatting. These are the members of different organizations, intellectuals and members of the religious community who have been discussing women and migration in the African Context at the Second session of The Religious and Migration in the 21st Century series of conferences. The convergence was at the Insituto Dimesse of Padua Langata in Nairobi from June 6th to 8th 2017. Reminiscing the discussions that have been...

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Perspectives from the edge of a balcony, a tipping point.

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Perspectives from the edge of a balcony, a tipping point.

It`s a warm afternoon, the warmest it’s been these past three days, and I’m seated at the edge of a balcony soaking up the warm sunrays as I observe a group of individuals happily chatting. These are the members of different organizations, intellectuals and members of the religious community who have been discussing women and migration in the African Context at the Second session of The Religious and Migration in the 21st Century series of conferences. The convergence was at the Insituto Dimesse of Padua Langata in Nairobi from June 6th to 8th 2017. Reminiscing the discussions that have been...

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