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Christine Sabiyumva

Christine Sabiyumva

Burundi Christine Sabiyumva

Burundi

2010

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Awareness Building
  • Prosecution
  • Child Labor

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

Laura Anyola Tufon

Laura Anyola Tufon

Cameroon Laura Anyola Tufon

Cameroon

2013

  • Child Labor
  • Forced Labor
  • Victim Aftercare

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

Vanaja Jasphine

Vanaja Jasphine

Cameroon Vanaja Jasphine

Cameroon

2017

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Domestic Servitude

Francisca Awah Mbuli

Francisca Awah Mbuli

Cameroon Francisca Awah Mbuli

Cameroon

2018

  • Domestic Servitude
  • Bonded Labor
  • Awareness Building
  • Rescue
  • Victim Aftercare

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

Patience Quaye

Patience Quaye

Ghana Patience Quaye

Ghana

2007

  • Child Labor
  • Prosecution

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

Chief Togbega Hadjor

Chief Togbega Hadjor

Ghana Chief Togbega Hadjor

Ghana

2004

  • Child Labor
  • Forced Labor
  • Awareness Building

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

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Ghana Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Ghana

2008

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Awareness Building

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

Mr. Biram Dah Abeid

Mr. Biram Dah Abeid

Mauritania Mr. Biram Dah Abeid

Mauritania

2016

Mr. Brahim B. Ramdhane

Mr. Brahim B. Ramdhane

Mauritania Mr. Brahim B. Ramdhane

Mauritania

2016

  • Bonded Labor
  • Forced Labor

Inacio Sebastiao Mussanhe

Inacio Sebastiao Mussanhe

Mozambique Inacio Sebastiao Mussanhe

Mozambique

2009

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Prosecution

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

Esme Kisting

Esme Kisting

Namibia Esme Kisting

Namibia

2011

  • Awareness Building
  • Victim Aftercare
  • Survivor Empowerment

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

Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Nigeria Beatrice Jedy-Agba

Nigeria

2014

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Policy Making

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.

Blessing Okoedion

Blessing Okoedion

Nigeria Blessing Okoedion

Nigeria

2018

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Awareness Building
  • Survivor Empowerment

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

Moussa Sow

Moussa Sow

Senegal Moussa Sow

Senegal

2006

  • Child Labor

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

Aida Mbodj

Aida Mbodj

Senegal Aida Mbodj

Senegal

2005

  • Forced Labor
  • Child Labor
  • Policy Making

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.

Issa Kouyaté

Issa Kouyaté

Senegal Issa Kouyaté

Senegal

2016

  • Child Labor
  • Victim Aftercare

Angelina Atyam

Angelina Atyam

Uganda Angelina Atyam

Uganda

2005

  • Child Labor
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Awareness Building

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

Moses Binoga

Moses Binoga

Uganda Moses Binoga

Uganda

2015

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Prosecution
  • Policy Making

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

Gilbert Munda

Gilbert Munda

Democratic Republic of Congo Gilbert Munda

Democratic Republic of Congo

2014

  • Child Labor
  • Victim Aftercare

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

Raimi Vincent Paraiso

Raimi Vincent Paraiso

Republic of Congo Raimi Vincent Paraiso

Republic of Congo

2012

  • Victim Aftercare

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

Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Madagascar Norotiana Ramboarivelo Jeannoda

Madagascar

2015

  • Sex Trafficking
  • Forced Labor
  • Policy Making
  • Victim Aftercare

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

Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi

Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi

South Sudan Catherine Groenendijk-Nabukwasi

South Sudan

2015

  • Child Labor
  • Victim Aftercare

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