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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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The One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking conference in Nigeria

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking conference in Nigeria

On 5-7 September 2016, more than 150 people gathered in Abuja, Nigeria representing different faith based organizations, NGOs and international organizations from more than 40 countries. The occasion was a conference on human trafficking in Africa, hosted by Caritas Nigeria and organized by Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. HAART had taken part in the preparation as a part of the working and was at the conference represented by Sophie Otiende and Jakob Christensen. HAART...

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Can men be trafficked?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can men be trafficked?

What is the role of adult males in trafficking? Are men predominantly perpetrators or victims of human trafficking? Can a full-grown man even become a victim of a situation in which he finds himself unable to free himself from exploitation through another person? If you are a regular visitor of this blog you will notice that (unintentionally) the victim stories on here so far are mostly dealing with the exploitation of women and children – with most acts seemingly committed by men. All in all, the stories on here as well as the statistics in...

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They almost had me

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on They almost had me

‘Lucky’ is one word I have used many times before in my life but this time I thought I would never use it again. I never got to meet my parents, I never got to see how they looked like. At a tender age my parents died and left me alone in this world, I was then shipped off to live with my grandmother an elderly woman who lacked the capacity to take care of me but was willing to take me in. I was only three years when my grandmother took me in. I did not get proper care and there are many time s, I would wander off in the village alone...

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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

On July 30th, all roads led to Shifteye Gallery for the opening of the 2016 Arts to End Slavery exhibition and the World Day against Trafficking in Persons celebration. One by one the guests came in as from 6pm. The evening had an exciting programme put together by both HAART and PAWA254 who were the conveners of the event. Read the full story...

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A2ES Opening

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A2ES Opening

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Challenges

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Challenges

“How is it that we still smile when the pressure comes? How is it we stand firm when they think we should run? How is it that we retain our integrity? How is it through this maze that we keep the clarity? How is it that through pain we retain compassion?” (Lemn Sissay) When you work with victims of trafficking, you have bad days and good days. Good days are when you listen to stories of hope, breakthrough and survival against all odds. Good days are when you know that the work that you did, made the journey of our survivors slightly easier....

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