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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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What is Justice?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What is Justice?

HAART has been chosen to participate in the Global Learning Collaboration project by Safe Horizon. This project will focus on sharing best practices among organizations in the world that deal with victims of human trafficking. On August 5th we had our first online meeting and the conversation was centered upon the definition of justice for survivors. By Rehema Baya/A2ES I was looking forward to the breaking down of the concept of justice because I am slowly discovering that the definition of the word might be universally the same but it’s...

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New Rescue Center for Victims of Trafficking in Kenya

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Rescue Center for Victims of Trafficking in Kenya

Over the past 2-3 months we have been dealing with a shelter crisis (read about it her) that caused disruption to our work with reintegration and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking. More importantly, it meant we could no longer offer a secure and stable environment for the victims we were supporting. After a lot of work, long hours and tears from our dedicated team, we are extremely happy to announce that from today there will be a dedicated rescue center for victims of trafficking in Kenya. The local Advisory Council and the District...

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Shelter Crisis

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Shelter Crisis

Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) is an organization founded as a response to the increasing crisis of human trafficking in Kenya, a cause which it is entirely dedicated to fight. Founded in 2010, it works in the areas of prevention of trafficking, prosecution of trafficking offenders and protection of victims and working with partners in advocacy and policy. Since it was founded, HAART has trained more than 30,000 people in vulnerable and impoverished grassroots community on human trafficking, how to avoid becoming a victim and...

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The Promise

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Promise

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