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Christine Sabiyumva
Christine Sabiyumva

Burundi, Class of 2010

The first woman to become an army officer in Burundi, Ms. Sabiyumva has taken a stand against the sexual exploitation of children.

Christine Sabiyumva
Christine Sabiyumva

Burundi, Class of 2010

The first woman to become an army officer in Burundi, Ms. Sabiyumva has taken a stand against the sexual exploitation of children.

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Laura Anyola Tufon
Laura Anyola Tufon

Cameroon, Class of 2013

As the Northwest Regional Coordinator for the Justice and Peace Service in Cameroon, Laura Anyola Tufon has targeted child and forced labor.

Laura Anyola Tufon
Laura Anyola Tufon

Cameroon, Class of 2013

As the Northwest Regional Coordinator for the Justice and Peace Service in Cameroon, Laura Anyola Tufon has targeted child and forced labor.

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Vanaja Jasphine
Vanaja Jasphine

Cameroon, Class of 2017

Vanaja Jasphine
Vanaja Jasphine

Cameroon, Class of 2017

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Francisca Awah Mbuli
Francisca Awah Mbuli

Cameroon, Class of 2018

Francisca Awah Mbuli is a survivor of human trafficking and the founding director of Survivors’ Network.

Francisca Awah Mbuli
Francisca Awah Mbuli

Cameroon, Class of 2018

Francisca Awah Mbuli is a survivor of human trafficking and the founding director of Survivors’ Network.

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Patience Quaye
Patience Quaye

Ghana, Class of 2007

Patience Quaye joined the Ghana Police Service in 1977, and now serves as the Director of its Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.

Patience Quaye
Patience Quaye

Ghana, Class of 2007

Patience Quaye joined the Ghana Police Service in 1977, and now serves as the Director of its Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.

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Chief Togbega Hadjor
Chief Togbega Hadjor

Ghana, Class of 2004

Chief Togbega Hadjor is chief over the region which includes the infamous Lake Volta, where young boys are sold as slaves to fishermen.

Chief Togbega Hadjor
Chief Togbega Hadjor

Ghana, Class of 2004

Chief Togbega Hadjor is chief over the region which includes the infamous Lake Volta, where young boys are sold as slaves to fishermen.

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Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Ghana, Class of 2008

A secretive investigative Journalist from Ghana, Anas Aremeyaw Anas helped to bring down two major human trafficking rings in Ghana in 2007 and 2008.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Ghana, Class of 2008

A secretive investigative Journalist from Ghana, Anas Aremeyaw Anas helped to bring down two major human trafficking rings in Ghana in 2007 and 2008.

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Mr. Biram Dah Abeid
Mr. Biram Dah Abeid

Mauritania, Class of 2016

Mr. Biram Dah Abeid
Mr. Biram Dah Abeid

Mauritania, Class of 2016

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Mr. Brahim B. Ramdhane
Mr. Brahim B. Ramdhane

Mauritania, Class of 2016

Mr. Brahim B. Ramdhane
Mr. Brahim B. Ramdhane

Mauritania, Class of 2016

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Inacio Sebastiao Mussanhe
Inacio Sebastiao Mussanhe

Mozambique, Class of 2009

Hearing that girls from his home country of Mozambique were being enslaved in Pretoria, Inacio Sebastiao Mussanhe took action.

Inacio Sebastiao Mussanhe
Inacio Sebastiao Mussanhe

Mozambique, Class of 2009

Hearing that girls from his home country of Mozambique were being enslaved in Pretoria, Inacio Sebastiao Mussanhe took action.

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Esme Kisting
Esme Kisting

Namibia, Class of 2011

Working with sex trafficking victims in Namibia, Esme Kisting provides them with housing, an income, and a chance at a life.

Esme Kisting
Esme Kisting

Namibia, Class of 2011

Working with sex trafficking victims in Namibia, Esme Kisting provides them with housing, an income, and a chance at a life.

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Beatrice Jedy-Agba
Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Nigeria, Class of 2014

Beatrice Jedy-Agba is the Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) in Nigeria.

Beatrice Jedy-Agba
Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Nigeria, Class of 2014

Beatrice Jedy-Agba is the Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) in Nigeria.

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Blessing Okoedion
Blessing Okoedion

Nigeria, Class of 2018

Ms. Okoedion plays an integral role in pushing Italian authorities to ensure that survivors, especially Nigerian women and girls, receive the services they deserve.

Blessing Okoedion
Blessing Okoedion

Nigeria, Class of 2018

Ms. Okoedion plays an integral role in pushing Italian authorities to ensure that survivors, especially Nigerian women and girls, receive the services they deserve.

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Moussa Sow
Moussa Sow

Senegal, Class of 2006

Moussa Sow, once a street child himself, fights for street children in Senegal, providing support, services, and, when possible, reuniting them with their families.

Moussa Sow
Moussa Sow

Senegal, Class of 2006

Moussa Sow, once a street child himself, fights for street children in Senegal, providing support, services, and, when possible, reuniting them with their families.

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Aida Mbodj
Aida Mbodj

Senegal, Class of 2005

Aida Mbodj is a powerful politician in Senegal, well-respected and admired, who used her political power to combat human trafficking in the early part of the millennium.

Aida Mbodj
Aida Mbodj

Senegal, Class of 2005

Aida Mbodj is a powerful politician in Senegal, well-respected and admired, who used her political power to combat human trafficking in the early part of the millennium.

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Issa Kouyaté
Issa Kouyaté

Senegal, Class of 2016

Issa Kouyaté
Issa Kouyaté

Senegal, Class of 2016

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Angelina Atyam
Angelina Atyam

Uganda, Class of 2005

Angelina Atyam’s fight to combat human trafficking was personal: the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted her daughter.

Angelina Atyam
Angelina Atyam

Uganda, Class of 2005

Angelina Atyam’s fight to combat human trafficking was personal: the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted her daughter.

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Moses Binoga
Moses Binoga

Uganda, Class of 2015

Moses Binoga leads a government task force in Uganda to combat modern-slavery. He actively advocates for better policies and cooperation.

Moses Binoga
Moses Binoga

Uganda, Class of 2015

Moses Binoga leads a government task force in Uganda to combat modern-slavery. He actively advocates for better policies and cooperation.

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Gilbert Munda
Gilbert Munda

Democratic Republic of Congo, Class of 2014

A former orphan himself, Gilbert Munda cares for children in vulnerable situations, specializing in those coming out of labor in armed conflicts.

Gilbert Munda
Gilbert Munda

Democratic Republic of Congo, Class of 2014

A former orphan himself, Gilbert Munda cares for children in vulnerable situations, specializing in those coming out of labor in armed conflicts.

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Raimi Vincent Paraiso
Raimi Vincent Paraiso

Republic of Congo, Class of 2012

Raimi Vincent Paraiso works in the Congo to assist victims of trafficking, especially children.

Raimi Vincent Paraiso
Raimi Vincent Paraiso

Republic of Congo, Class of 2012

Raimi Vincent Paraiso works in the Congo to assist victims of trafficking, especially children.

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Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda
Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Madagascar, Class of 2015

Norotiana Jeannoda is an incredible civil society advocate in Madagascar, helping victims and changing policy.

Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda
Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Madagascar, Class of 2015

Norotiana Jeannoda is an incredible civil society advocate in Madagascar, helping victims and changing policy.

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Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi
Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi

South Sudan, Class of 2015

Founder of Confident Children out of Conflict in South Sudan, she fights against child trafficking and exploitation.

Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi
Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi

South Sudan, Class of 2015

Founder of Confident Children out of Conflict in South Sudan, she fights against child trafficking and exploitation.

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