Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART)

Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) is a non-governmental organization working on the problem of human trafficking in Kenya. It was founded in 2010.[1][2][3]

Awareness Against Human Trafficking
AbbreviationHAART
Formation2010 (2010)
FounderRadoslaw Malinowski
TypeNon-governmental organisation
PurposeCountering Human Trafficking
Location
FieldsDisaster relief and development aid
Director
Radoslaw Malinowski
Chairperson
William Agola
Websitehaartkenya.org

OverviewEdit

HAART works on five levels:

  • Prevention of trafficking through awareness. HAART runs workshops on human trafficking to create awareness of human trafficking in Kenya [4][5] Young@HAART is the youth program of HAART. The youths are trained on human trafficking and they also spread awareness to their communities.[6]
  • Protection of victims of human trafficking. The victims’ assistance team works with victims of human trafficking and based on the individual case HAART will try to provide assistance, which can be counseling, transport, training, economic empowerment, school fees, medical assistance, legal aid and rescue.[7]
  • Prosecution of trafficking offenders. HAART works with local authorities to arrest and prosecute traffickers.
  • Policy and cooperation with other like-minded organizations. HAART works in partnership with other organizations and is part of networks such as the Mixed Migration Task Force,[8] the Kenya Peace Network [2] and COATNET.[9][10] In addition HAART has partners in Poland—Razem Dla Afryki [11] and Fundacja Usłyszeć Afrykę.[12]
  • Research on trafficking. Most notably, in 2015, HAART has published an extensive report on human trafficking of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kenya.[13]

HAART has also incorporated the arts in to its work against human trafficking. In 2013, some of the youths in the youth program were trained to become professional photographers by Polish photographer Adam Balcerek.[14][15] Since May 2015, HAART has increased its efforts to artistically create awareness on trafficking through the introduction of the Arts to End Slavery (A2ES) project. A2ES is a program that engages artists in a bid to abstractly conceptualize the experiences of survivors of human trafficking via audio, visual as well as audio-visual media, in order to make the issue comprehensible for a wider target audience.[16][17][18][19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Awareness Against Human Trafficking | HAART Kenya". Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  2. ^ a b Kenya Peace Network[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ UNODC list of nongovernmental organisations
  4. ^ "Kenya Risks US Sanctions for Failing to Stem Human Trafficking". Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  5. ^ "Awareness against Human Trafficking Workshop held in Kenya". archive.is. 2014-09-18. Archived from the original on 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  6. ^ "UNANIMA International: STOP THE DEMAND". www.unanima-international.org. Archived from the original on 2019-12-02. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  7. ^ Reprints, Mary Pilon marypilon. "Texting Out an SOS". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  8. ^ Mixed Migration in Kenya:The scale of movement and associated protection risks (Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat 2013) Archived 2014-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Home". COATNET. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  10. ^ "Zbezczeszczone". www.gosc.pl. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  11. ^ "ZBUDUJ FreeDOM – PROJEKT ZAKOŃCZONY : Razem dla Afryki". razemdlaafryki.org. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  12. ^ "Fundacja Usłyszeć Afrykę - uslyszecafryke.org". archive.is. 2014-09-18. Archived from the original on 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  13. ^ "Human trafficking rife among displaced Kenyans, charity researchers say". af.reuters.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-22. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  14. ^ "The Global Experience". The Global Experience. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  15. ^ Gość niedzielny
  16. ^ "About A2ES". 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  17. ^ "FREEDOM Q&A: HAART KENYA – ArtWorks for Freedom". www.artworksforfreedom.org. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  18. ^ elmundo.sv. ""Arte para acabar con la esclavitud" en Kenia | Diario El Mundo". elmundo.sv. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  19. ^ "KENYA-SLAVERY ART Kenyan artists hold anti-slavery exhibition to help fight the illegal trade". www.itnsource.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28.