Our Special Counsel in Uganda Tyler Dunman was featured in a segment on PBS NewsHour that aired on September 28, 2021. The segment focused on the impact of COVID-19 on child labor and sex trafficking in the country as schools closed. Tyler provided insights into the types of trafficking that have increased due to children and families becoming more vulnerable throughout the pandemic.
“It’s been pretty catastrophic,” said Tyler. “Oftentimes, they’re finding themselves on the streets begging, or being forced to sell things, or, as they call it, hawking things here. Those situations have increased exponentially.”
You can view the entire segment here.
Our team in Uganda provides direct support and real-time guidance to local investigators and prosecutors as they work to stop traffickers and prevent more vulnerable people from becoming victims.
Learn more about our work in Uganda here.