HAART

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"A world free from trafficking in persons."

In 2010 a group of passionate lawyers, missionaries and humanitarians with degrees in law, psychology, public health and international development gathered together and founded HAART. It is a non-profit organisation in Nairobi (Kenya) committed the eradication of human trafficking, the exposure of such crime and the empowerment of its victim.

 

Their team follows the UN 4PS paradigm strategy: prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships. HAART educates on existing forms of human trafficking, such as labour and sexual exploitation (mainly of children), through training of judges and members of parliament. A big focus of HAART is devoted to the youth, which is educated in schools through informative manuals and workshops as well as the promotion of artistic expression. HAART is committed to find the victims of human trafficking, in order to support them with psychological and legal aid and economic fees.

 

Ultimately, HAART believes in a holistic approach to eradicate human trafficking and it seeks partnerships with various stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally to achieve its objective. 

What You Will Do As An Intern

  • Mostly legal research - international law standards and they way they are implemented and applied in Kenya 

  • Drafting legal briefs and applications 

  • Possibly attending court hearings - without actively participating 

Eligibility Criteria

  • professional level of English. 

  • Interest in Human Rights and drive to contribute to the HAART team to eradicate human trafficking.

  • Background in international law

  • Knowledge of conducting legal research - research capacity 

Timing and Duration

from 4 up to 8 weeks, in July and August 2021.

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PREVENTION

It’s time to raise awareness that human trafficking is happening with

us.”

HAART believes that the first step to eradicate human trafficking from Kenya and Eastern Africa is that to raise awareness. In other words, it is of out-most importance to educate about various forms of human trafficking, how abusers control their victims, the routes targeted by traffickers and what to do when at risk.

PROTECTION

HAART investigates together with local partners and volunteers to find victims of human trafficking. Once the victim is identified and a relationship of trust has been established, HAART follows up with an evaluation of what the victim may need: psychological counselling, economic empowerment, training, legal aid, school fees etc. 

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Leaving behind nights of terror and fear

I rise

Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear

I rise

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,

I am the dream and the hope of the slave.

I rise

I rise

I rise.

Maya Angelou 

Still I Rise

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PROSECUTION

HAART and its local partners are committed to help victims of human trafficking to find fair justice. HAART legal aid program trains police officers, legal agencies and judges to deal with cases of human trafficking in order to minimise the trauma and suffering of victims. It also educates victims about their human rights, which is deemed to be the first step towards a successful process of rehabilitation. 

Are you committed to the advocacy and protection of human rights of victims of human trafficking? Would like to be part of the HAART team as an intern?

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