The International labor organization (ILO) estimated that 24.9% of people including men, women and children were victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to exploit human beings for some type of labour or commercial sex purpose.
Uganda having a high rate of unemployment among the youth makes them inevitably susceptible to being trafficked, therefore, empowering the youth with information on human trafficking and safe migration is one of the best strategies in tackling the crime.
Last Thursday, 6th of September students at Ndejje University, Kampala campus were engaged in an informative session on the topic of human trafficking. The event that aimed at sensitizing students on human trafficking and introducing a student alliance club against human trafficking to the university was organized by Wetaase , Willow international and the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.
At the event, students were taught the “what” and “how” of human trafficking. Students were as well engaged in a conversations on their role and how best they can raise awareness on human trafficking in the community starting with their campus.
Following the engagement, over 50 students signed up to the Student Alliance against Trafficking club through which they will be directed to Student Alliance resources that support efforts to raise awareness and engage communities on human trafficking.
The Student Alliance will collaborate with these students to develop and support on-campus human trafficking awareness activities, including documentary screenings, organize expert speaker events, multidisciplinary workshops and awareness fairs.
Your campus can be part of the fight to end human trafficking by signing up here https://studentalliance.mccaininstitute.org/