Africa

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, covering about 11.7 million square miles. It is located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres, and is bordered by the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Africa is home to a diverse array of cultures, languages, and ethnicities, and has a rich history and heritage. The continent is known for its natural beauty and wildlife, including the savannas of the Serengeti, the pyramids of Egypt, and the Victoria Falls. Africa is also home to many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations, and faces a number of challenges, such as poverty, conflict, and disease.

Free the Slaves Welcomes New Board Members
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Free the Slaves Welcomes New Board Members

Washington, D.C. January 27, 2023 Free the Slaves is excited to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors. Their experiences with international anti-trafficking programming and advocacy and their passion for improving the global response to modern slavery will be significant assets to the Free the Slaves board of directors. Fanta…

Survivor provides training | News, Sports, Jobs – The Vindicator
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Survivor provides training | News, Sports, Jobs – The Vindicator

NILES — Community health workers attended a survivor-led Human Trafficking Awareness Training on Friday hosted by a division of Mahoning County Public Health called The Mahoning Valley Pathways HUB inside Rust City Church in Niles. Teresa Merriweather, 41, of Lorain County, a survivor of human trafficking, walked the crowd through a comprehensive view into the…

'We're here to help': Trafficking survivor supports community as resource center executive director
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'We're here to help': Trafficking survivor supports community as resource center executive director

BRATTLEBORO — Jean Marie Davis may not be a well-known name around town, she actually lives in New Hampshire. But she has an incredible story to tell. Davis is a mother, a 20-year survivor of human trafficking, and the executive director of Branches Pregnancy Resource Center at 26 Birge St. in Brattleboro. Branches is a…

Human Trafficking in Kenya: A Nonprofit Takes Aim
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Human Trafficking in Kenya: A Nonprofit Takes Aim

Imagine a seven-year-old girl, spending her days not in school, but cooking and cleaning for a family in a wealthy suburb. Or a young mother struggling to make ends meet, lured away from her children by an employment agency and forced into sex work abroad. For millions of people, this is a reality. Human trafficking…

Why aren't child soldiers treated as human trafficking 'survivors'? – openDemocracy
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Why aren't child soldiers treated as human trafficking 'survivors'? – openDemocracy

Children who have been used by armed actors do not reintegrate easily. Depending on when they were used and how old they were at the time, they may return to civilian life still as children or as adults. Regardless, many of them will be viewed with suspicion, stigmatised, or outright rejected by their families, communities,…

Human Trafficking Statistics By Age, Venue, Type and Region – Enterprise Apps Today
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Human Trafficking Statistics By Age, Venue, Type and Region – Enterprise Apps Today

Introduction Human Trafficking Statistics: Today, we reside in a modern world but yet there is not a single day when illegal activities do not happen. Unfortunately, illegal activities are focused more on girls and women. Sexual violence in such cases badly affects their physical, emotional as well as mental health. And surprisingly, even developed countries…

“A scandalous industry”: Catholic Bishop on Human Trafficking in Southern Africa
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“A scandalous industry”: Catholic Bishop on Human Trafficking in Southern Africa

Factors behind human trafficking in the countries of IMBISA, he said, “are the issues we need to talk about as the church.” “All the causes point at poverty,” the Ugandan-born Catholic Bishop further said, adding that the victims of human trafficking are subjected to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual torture, thus the need for the…

Two Women and Eleven Children Home Safe: Human Trafficking Stories from the Field
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Two Women and Eleven Children Home Safe: Human Trafficking Stories from the Field

Their husbands had gone to South Africa to work. Several months had passed already, but still no word or paycheck arrived back home. Neither woman had a phone to contact them. With 11 children between the two families and financial difficulties stacking up, the women began to reach a breaking point. When a stranger named…

Human Trafficking–A Deep Dive
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Human Trafficking–A Deep Dive

Human trafficking means the abduction, recruitment, or harbouring of men, women, and children through force or fraud for an act of slavery, forced sexual acts, surrogacy, and the harvest of human organs. It trafficking can occur trans-nationally as well as within the bounds of a single state. The history of human trafficking is as old…

White Dove Uses The Power of Music to Bridge Cultural Differences
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White Dove Uses The Power of Music to Bridge Cultural Differences

Los Angeles, CA – White Dove, the anonymous singer and songwriter, has always known that music is a powerful language we can all learn to speak and bridge cultural differences. White Dove first used her gift of song in 2009, when she was on a medical rescue mission in East Africa. A violent grenade attack…