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"IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. EVERY VICTIM DESERVES A BETTER LIFE" PROSPER MICHAEL (WAHT COORDINATOR)

OBJECTIVES

WAHT aims :

1-Fight against human trafficking:

*Identifying, protecting and assisting victims of trafficking

*Stepping up the prevention of trafficking in human beings

*Increased prosecution of traffickers

*Enhanced coordination and cooperation among key actors and policy coherence

*Increased knowledge of any effective response to emerging concerns related to all forms of trafficking in human beings

2-Fight the exploitation of people;

3-Fight against illegal immigration;

4-Fight the prostitution and procuring sector;

5-Promote education, health and reintegration of children affected by prostitution;

6-Cooperate with all the institutions that adhere to the aimsof present statutess and work in the same direction;

7-Taake all necessary measures and carry out studies and actions in accordance with the laws decrees in force in order to achieve the set goals.

Reporting Trafficking
Human trafficking is a situation in which an individual is compelled to work or engage in commercial sex through the use of force, fraud, or coercion . if the individual is ununder the age of 18 and engaging in commercialsex, they are experiencing regardless if forced, fraud, or coercion is also taking place.

If you believe you may have information about any trafficking situation:

Call the War against human trafficking Hotline 20284629 Anti-Trafficking Hotline
Advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking.

Text the War against human trafficking Hotline at 70500632 Or 70 38 02 52

Chat the War-against hum an trafficking Hotline via www.Waragainsthumantraffickingorg/chat

Submit a tip online through the anonymous online reporting form below.

The information Vou provide, will be reviewed by the National Hotline. Ali reports are confidential
and vou may remain anonymous. Interpreters are available via phone call only. Learn more about the
Hotline’s approach and policies regarding reporting trafficking situations to law enforcement

Confidentiality Policy

The National Human Trafficking Hotline strives to abide by the high esthetic standards regarding confidentiality. AIl communication with the hotline is strictly confidential to the extent permitted by law.

The National Hotline does not release any identifying information about a caller, including to law enforcement or service providers, and will not confmn that a specifie individual has/has not called the hotline, unless the caller provides the National Hotline with his/her explicit consent. The National Hotline willing forms the appropriate authorities of situations that reference the suspected abuse of a minor, potential harm to you or others, or situations where the National Hotline is required by law to report.

You do not need to provide your name or any identifying details about your situation unless you are comfortable doing so. If you wish to report a tip anonymously, the National Hotline will protect your anonymity when sharing information about a potential trafficking case with appropriate authorities.

The National Hotline does not record hotline calls. The National Hotline will use caller ID in rare circumstances when it is believed that the caller is in imminent danger and this information is necessary to ensure his/her immediate safety.

Hotline Stories

Stories Narrated By Princess Okafor and Evelyn Atameh Victims of Commercial Sex to Human trafficker in Niaoleni Region of koulikoro, While Queen of Niaolenil Called Alice (trafficker) has been prison by the Mali Authority.

From Africa to Europe, the Effect of Voodoo Secrecy Oath Sworn by Victims
Human trafficking also known as modern day slavery is a menace that has eaten deeply today’s world. Day by day, victims are being trafficked across borders, seas and deserts from Africa to Europe, by traffickers for exploitation. These victims could be anyone: a relative, a friend, someone else we know, or there might even come
A day might be where we find ourselves as the victim…who knows? There is a need for the
voices of the victims to be heard, which this presentation aims to provide.
One huge factor that has silenced the volee of several victims from Africa is the
Voodoo secrecy oath usually sworn to by girls in Nigeria and Africa before being trafficked to
West Coast and Europe.
The voodoo secrecy oath forbids the victim from ever reporting or giving any information to the police or any forms of investigators about their traffickers. Voodoo has been used as a powerful tool to enslave women for sexual exploitation 2016)

Do people really believe in voodoo? Why is voodoo so powerful in West Africa? Is it real or its mere fiction?While most Africans believe in the power of juju/voodoo, others do not and only see it as a tool used by traffickers to scare their victims. With her individual personal experience in the War against human trafficking struggle, has been privileged to come in contact with victims who have either taken an oath or had their hair and fingernails cut off by their traffickers for voodoo. Evelyn gathered data on this to pick-through conducting interviews with victims who experienced this. This presentation will cover the mechanisms that can be used to help victims find a voice regardless of the oath of secrecy previously sworn to Presentation Objectives
Explaining the meaning of voodoo in the African contexteAnalyze the procedure for voodoo
secrecy oath taking in Africa· Outline the role of voodoo priests in oath taking and human trafficking· Explore the role of voodoo in silencing the voice of victims· We, the men of War against human trafficking discuss how to best help voodoo secrecy oath victims find a voice in Mali now.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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