As the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions in Botswana, Priscilla Kedibone Israel has worked tirelessly to implement the Anti-Human Trafficking Act after its passage in 2014. She began conducting regular anti-trafficking training at the Botswana Police College in an effort to increase frontline law enforcement awareness of the indicators of human trafficking and the importance of the victim-centered approach to prosecutions. She also participated in a public awareness campaign about modern slavery by giving lectures and radio talks.
Ms. Israel has dedicated herself to ensuring that cases of human trafficking in Botswana are treated seriously, and has spent countless hours working with members of the judicial system to ensure that they thoroughly understand the nature and complexity of human trafficking cases.
After the passage of the 2014 Anti-Human Trafficking Act, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions looked to her to build trafficking prosecutions. She secured eight indictments for trafficking and trafficking-related offenses and is currently prosecuting the cases through the court system. She has worked to support victims who testify against their traffickers and helped established a precedent for mutual legal assistance between countries addressing international trafficking cases in the region.