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AN OPEN MIND, AND AN OPEN HEART.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on AN OPEN MIND, AND AN OPEN HEART.

I have always thought any decent photographer should be able to work outside of their comfort zone. That one of the marks of my personal progress is to be a familiar name beyond Kenya. To be a ‘photographer without borders’. My perception of success changed on a very hot June in the middle of Nairobi when two lady photographers were left in my care for 2 weeks. Two professionals from the real Photographers Without Borders. At first site, Daniella, vibrant, super energetic, all smiles and hugs walking towards me at the airport from Canada. A...

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REGIONAL CSO FORUM.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on REGIONAL CSO FORUM.

On the 3rd of July to the 6th of July 2017 HAART in partnership with GIZ held a conference for CSOs dealing with aspects of migration with a focus on human trafficking. The conference was held in Nairobi Kenya and it saw participants from East Africa and Horn of Africa attend. The participating countries were namely: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia. The participants were about 34 in number. We also had guest from Expertise France, UNODC, IOM and GIZ Better Migration Management program...

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Life in the victims department.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Life in the victims department.

A DAY AT THE OFFICE It’s been four months since I joined HAART Kenya in the Victims department. “Multiple phone rings at the office everyone too busy to pick up, as they try to find a solution to a case or solve an urgent victim’s problem. I pick up a minute later to my surprise it’s a referral case. The person on the phone states “I need to understand what you do as an Organization.” I explain what HAART Kenya does in relevance to human trafficking cases then my caller hangs up. I dial back and the caller says that they need help to resolve...

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HAART’s shelter inception; perspectives from the manager.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on HAART’s shelter inception; perspectives from the manager.

”The first time I visited this place [HAART shelter] I was thinking – it just has it all for those girls. It is a place for healing and it is just a homely place… It is just what they need and it is a place with silence… I totally loved it” The idea of creating a HAART shelter came about when I was meeting another employee at HAART through a different job. I remember; I was talking to her and asked – “why is HAART not starting their own shelter?” I remember that after we had that conversation and she said; “You wait. We will think...

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Human Trafficking in the Courtroom.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Human Trafficking in the Courtroom.

It is the third week since I arrived in Kenya. I am sitting in a wooden bench, in a courtroom located somewhere in Nairobi, surrounded by an expectant crowd that patiently listens to the Judge, the clerks, the prosecutor and the involved parties of each one of the cases. I do not understand Kiswahili yet, so I cannot really tell what is going on. However, Julie, my colleague, explains to me the development of each case as we wait for ours. We are there to accompany and provide support to one of the victims that receive HAART Kenya’s services...

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Human Trafficking in the Courtroom.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Human Trafficking in the Courtroom.

It is the third week since I arrived in Kenya. I am sitting in a wooden bench, in a courtroom located somewhere in Nairobi, surrounded by an expectant crowd that patiently listens to the Judge, the clerks, the prosecutor and the involved parties of each one of the cases. I do not understand Kiswahili yet, so I cannot really tell what is going on. However, Julie, my colleague, explains to me the development of each case as we wait for ours. We are there to accompany and provide support to one of the victims that receive HAART Kenya’s services...

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Progress: A Shelter for Victims of Human Trafficking.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Progress: A Shelter for Victims of Human Trafficking.

On the 8th of June I traveled to an undisclosed location in Kenya to visit HAART’s shelter for rescued victims of human trafficking. A few hours drive from the capital the area is quiet serene and it is a perfect setting for aiding the rehabilitation of victims of trafficking. The shelter was opened in December 2016 when it was a much needed facility. The shelter has all the facilities for survivors to lead a healthy and safe life as long as they are residing there. Importance of the shelter? The shelter is very beneficial for a victims...

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On transit

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on On transit

Taking a business trip or even leisure trip and going through the immigration process and airports processes is a normal thing to most people. We normally travel oblivious of every other process in the same airport or plane with us; minding our own business to the latter. This was the case for my colleagues and I when we were returning to Kenya from Ethiopia. Checking in and queuing at airport in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia was normal. As we went up the escalator in search of our gate we met a lady who seemed not to be sure of where she was...

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The face of joy

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The face of joy

I think one of the most satisfying things on earth is seeing someone who has not known joy and peace finally find it. It is even more satisfying to be involved in their walk to realizing this and watch their reactions afterwards. By Rehema Baya This was the feeling I had on the last day of November 2016 when HAART’s shelter was officially opened and the children were brought in. The excitement was written all over their faces; knowing that they will be at HAART’s shelter where they would receive the care and protection they require. They were...

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A2ES video 2016

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A2ES video 2016

We are happy to finally be able to share the video about the Arts to End Slavery exhibition in 2016 that was recorded on the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30th July...

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