Before Exit

The cartoon above shows the dream; you to get a nice job and can support your family by sending money back home. Sometimes that is what happens, but often the reality is much different. This website is a guide for how people can travel safely to explore new opportunities such as: Job opportunities Education Family reunification Marriage Migrating is the process of a person moving from one place to another, usually with the intention of staying for a relatively long period of time. It is a normal process and a way for people to search for opportunities to improve their life. Throughout history people have always moved to look for new...

What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for the purpose of exploitation or commercial gain. In the past slavery was widespread and accepted by many different societies, cultures and religions. Now it is outlawed in every country in the world. This has, however, not stopped modern slavery from growing and it is estimated that there are between 20 and 35 million people in different forms of modern slavery in the world today. Human trafficking is one of the risks that migrants should be aware of. Without self-protection, migrants are at risk of being deceived or coerced into labour exploitation,...

How Trafficking works

Anyone can become victim of trafficking, but there are some people that are more at risk: —Children (often street dwellers) —Young women —Refugees and internally displaced people —Slum dwellers Traffickers prey on vulnerable people who do not know what they are getting in to and who are desperate to escape their current circumstances. If you have been offered a job, do you have the skills and training required for the position? If the promise seems too good to be true, it is probably not legitimate. Who recruits? —In many cases the victim already knows and trusts the one who recruits them. The most common types of recruiters are:...

Protect Yourself

Should the risk of trafficking prevent you from ever travelling or migrating? No. But if you are travelling because someone has  promised you a job, education, marriage, or other benefit, consider the following: Traffickers prey on vulnerable people who do not know what they are getting in to and who are desperate to escape their current circumstances. If you have been offered a job, do you have the skills and training required for the position? If the promise seems too good to be true, it is probably not legitimate. Education If you are being promised education, have you seen an official letter from the school? Make sure you have seen such...

How to get help

  How do you get help if you are in a trafficking situation? Tell your family, friends and contacts and get their help. If you are in Kenya Contact the police or one of the organizations below. Explain to them your situation, and if you think you are a victim of human trafficking, tell them so. You can contact the following three organizations who are behind this website by clicking on their links: In Nairobi Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) In Mombasa Trace Kenya Solwodi Other organizations that may offer assistance International Organisation of Migration (IOM) Kenya The Cradle -The Children Foundation (only child...

Escaped Trafficking

  If you are already out of the trafficking situation, you may still need assistance to restore your life and heal physically and mentally. The three organizations who developed this website offer assistance to victims of human trafficking who may need legal, shelter, medical, psycho-social support or other types of assistance. Find the contacts here: HAART Kenya (Nairobi) haartkenya.org facebook.com/haart.ke Twitter @haartkenya info@haartkenya.org Phone 0738 506 264 Trace Kenya (Mombasa) tracekenya.org facebook.com/tracekenyamsa Twitter @tracekeny info@tracekenya.org Phone 0722 499 302 / 0700 700 924 Solwodi (Mombasa) solwodi.co.ke...