Academy Attendees Learn About Systems Based Victim Advocacy

By: MOLLY WICKER For victims of human trafficking, there is no shortage of services that need to be provided to account for all aspects of recovery. In many cases, these services come from two places: either systems-based or community-based. Systems-based victim services provide a different way of approaching the services sector within human trafficking while … Continue reading Academy Attendees Learn About Systems Based Victim Advocacy

Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

By: KELLI L. ROSS A specialized cohort of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and social workers from Belize, South Africa, and Uganda convened on October 15, outside Washington, D.C., for the first-ever Global Human Trafficking Academy. The Academy, hosted and conducted by The Human Trafficking Institute, is a unique opportunity to accelerate a country’s progress toward … Continue reading Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

Reflecting on Uganda: Looking Away Cannot Be An Option

By: MARGARET MURRAY Uganda, to me, is a striking dichotomy: the richest land inhabited by some of the most impoverished people. My thoughts flash to one particular excursion across the country as Tony, our van driver, skillfully swerved through an unending plethora of pot-holes. Across the rural countryside, “The Pearl of Africa’s” rich soil gives … Continue reading Reflecting on Uganda: Looking Away Cannot Be An Option

#InContext: Beth Clark

By: MARGARET MURRAY Beth Clark, co-author of Kisses from Katie and owner of Thinkspot Communications, remarks about Katie Davis Majors in the forward to her autobiography: “I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: they hold the unshakeable conviction that individuals are extremely important and that every life matters. They get … Continue reading #InContext: Beth Clark

Coordinator of Human Trafficking Cases Named in Uganda’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

By: KELLI L. ROSS Justice Mike Chibita, Ugandan Director of Public Prosecutions, recently named Rachel Bikhole, Principal State Attorney, the Coordinator of Human Trafficking Cases in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). In this role, Bikhole will coordinate and supervise all human trafficking cases in Uganda. “I chose Rachel as a focal … Continue reading Coordinator of Human Trafficking Cases Named in Uganda’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Ugandan TIP Training Concludes with Call for Trauma-Informed Approach

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS There is reason for continued optimism in the fight against human trafficking in Uganda. The Honorable The Chief Justice of Uganda Bart M. Katureebe called together more than 140 high-level judicial officers, prosecutors, law enforcement, and other leaders for a two-day Trafficking in Persons (TIP) training on March 15-16, in Kampala. The … Continue reading Ugandan TIP Training Concludes with Call for Trauma-Informed Approach

Human Rights Lawyer Becomes Institute’s First Embedded Expert in Uganda

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS This week, human rights lawyer Tanima Kishore began her year-long position with the Institute as Special Counsel to Uganda’s Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). This marks the Institute’s first embedded expert to work in Uganda. In this role, Kishore will be based in Kampala, assist the ODPP on all trafficking cases in … Continue reading Human Rights Lawyer Becomes Institute’s First Embedded Expert in Uganda

Shining a Spotlight on Willow International

The Institute is launching a new SPOTLIGHT series in which we are highlighting organizations who are taking bold steps in the fight against trafficking. Our first spotlight features WILLOW INTERNATIONAL. A nonprofit working to end human trafficking in Uganda through restoration, partnership, and prevention. Willow International provides individualized case management services for minor and adult … Continue reading Shining a Spotlight on Willow International

Prosecutors Gather in Uganda for Specialized Training Conducted by Institute Leaders

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS KAMPALA, UGANDA — Institute Founding Director John Richmond and Director of Law Enforcement Operations Dave Rogers recently conducted a specialized training with the Ugandan Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The ODPP is the Ugandan government agency that handles and prosecutes criminal cases. Ten ODPP prosecutors attended the training including … Continue reading Prosecutors Gather in Uganda for Specialized Training Conducted by Institute Leaders