Africa update: World Day Against Trafficking Initiatives

We a proud to share the latest Africa Newsletter from our global anti-human trafficking platform Freedom Collaborative, as we continue to build partnerships in Africa and to strengthen information sharing of the community in the region.

The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons was commemorated on the 30th July globally, and many activities and events took place across the region. In Kenya, counter-trafficking stakeholders participated in a gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi to mark the occasion. In Malawi, the Ministry of Homeland Security in collaborating with the Malawi Anti Trafficking Network (MNAT) with technical and financial support from UNODC, hosted an event to commemorate the World Day Against Anti Trafficking in Persons.

On 5 and 6th August, under the Better Migration Management EU funded project, we held a workshop titled ‘Improved Case Management, Data Collection and Collaboration’ for regional Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya, in Nairobi. The participants included Case Workers that are currently using our Victim Case Management System, and the purpose of this workshop was to discuss how the CSOs can enhance their case management practices and collect quality data that can inform their respective programming. During the workshop, CSOs also explored Freedom Collaborative to support their collaborative efforts by connecting them to a national, regional and global counter-trafficking community to share information, gain access to various resources, and identify potential key partners for collaboration within their local contexts, as well as internationally.

To find out more, read the full Africa update here.