Nairobi Grassroots Counter Human Trafficking Symposium from 22nd to 24th November

Consolation East Africa (CEA), Jesuit Hakimani (JHC),Trace Kenya and Re-integrated Efforts for Social Transformation (REST), Child Aid Kenya, Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART), University of Milano, KARDS, Sanalimu amongst other organizations are pleased to invite you to a Grassroots Counter Human Trafficking Symposium scheduled to be held at Shalom House, Nairobi, Kenya on the 22nd to 24th November 2011.

About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise that targets vulnerable people including children, women etc. for labor and sexual exploitation or other purposes such as organ extraction for medical or witchcraft purposes. Human trafficking is a gross violation of basic human rights as it destroys lives and tears families apart.

As many as 800,000 people are trafficked every year, according to U.S. State Department figures. The Trafficking in Persons Report 2010 estimates that 12.3 million people remain in forced labor, bonded labor, and forced prostitution. Other estimates suggest the number of people enslaved around the world could be more than double that. Approximately 1 million children enter the commercial sex trade every year. According to ILO 2005 estimates, criminals are estimated to reap over US$31.5 billion in illicit gains each year by trafficking people. According to the International Peace Institute (2011) transnational crime in Kenya and East Africa is exacerbated by corruption.

The aims of the 3 days Symposium include:

a.     To enable the participants to get more understanding clear key concept of human trafficking and gender issue and relevant law

b.     To share knowledge and experiences from different NGOs working to fight against trafficking in particular on women and children in order to improve the counter human trafficking program

c.      To create peer-to-peer linkages, and other activities that aim to increase the capacity of organizations to collaborate effectively in order to counter trafficking in persons, serve and protect victims of human trafficking.

Topics

1. Human Trafficking in East Africa

  • General information on human trafficking
  • Skills, experiences and different perspectives in addressing Human Trafficking in EA among the grassroots

2. Tools and Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

  • Overview of the Laws and legal environment (challenges and opportunities)
  • Overview of religious, cultural and social political dynamics and strategies countering human trafficking

3. Organizational Landscaping

  • General management issues
  • Social networking and capabilities
  • Monitoring and evaluation/ impact assessment

Participation Fee: A fee of Kshs. 2,000 is charged per participant.

N/B: For those who may have problem to raise this amount, kindly contact us at.

E-mail: consolationeastafrica@gmail.com

Tel: 0720 812 638, 0736 935 387,0720 444 545

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