Peacemaker’s Women at Risk believes in the fight against human-trafficking. We are a faith-based organization, founded in 2007, whose obligation is to reach low-income communities across Africa, to rescue and prevent the exploitation of young African girls, women and children.
We strengthen local communities through advocacy and awareness campaigns, building capacities of citizens on how to identify, prevent and rescue victims of trafficking in their communities. We partner with law enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental rescue agencies across Africa.
PWAR provides marginalized communities and vulnerable girls with adequate knowledge, skill and resources, while exposing the trafficking and traffickers who reinvent themselves every day. We raise awareness on the dangers of irregular migration and process on how to obtain genuine documents for safe a migration and make better decisions.
We focus on Advocacy Campaigns; Awareness Campaigns; Rescue Missions; Rehabilitation; Trainings/Education; Vocational/Skill Training; Empowerment and reintegration through community outreach, yearly rescue projects and capacity building programs that periodically evaluates and monitors performance thereby creating and efficient and sustainable program for each rescue.
We envision a world where young African girls and women – even in the remote areas of the continent- can make educated based decisions against irregular migration while being empowered to create wealth in their local communities; establishing a better life for humanity.
Combating and preventing human trafficking; violence against children and poverty.
- To rescue vulnerable girls and victims from forced prostitution; rehabilitate her while providing legal, medical and shelter support.
- Empower each rescue with a profitable skill as we seek to reintegrate her seamlessly into her community.
Enlightening society about the menace of child prostitution and the need to combat and prevent it.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
Africa has recorded the highest number of trafficking victims in the world today. A report given stated that approximately 71% of identified victims of trafficking are WOMEN and GIRLS, 25% of which are children. It is noteworthy that UNODC’s January 7,2019 Report now estimates the number of children in slavery at almost 1/3 of all global victims. 63% of identified traffickers were men and 37 women and 43% of victims are trafficked domestically within national borders. (The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)).
NAPTIP report the average age a child is trafficked in Nigeria, recently downgraded to a Tier 2 Watch country on the U.S State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report(2020), is 15. The practice of child trafficking places the victim at extreme risk of physical danger, sexual abuse and exploitation, psychological trauma, depression, sexually transmitted diseases and death.
Now trafficked girls are unjustly made dependent on their trafficker, stripped of every right to access medical and financial support on their on. Unfortunately, even if they break free from a trafficker, they are often pulled back into this world since they do not have another means to sustain themselves or survive. This inspires our commitment to implement policies, programs and projects that help protect survivors of trafficking and educate and empower at-risk girls learn how to be self-dependent through rehabilitation, skill training and education.