As part of activities to mark our 15th Anniversary, AFRUCA is delighted to present a conference to develop the understanding and capacity of stakeholders in supporting African victims of trafficking in the UK.
Join us and keynote speakers Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner; Paul Marshall, Director of Children's Services, Manchester City Council (TBC); Tony Murphy, Senior Partner at Bhatt Murphy Solicitors and Debbie Ariyo OBE, CEO of AFRUCA, as we explore key issues affecting the provision of effective support and intervention for victims of trafficking from Africa. There will be a special presentation by Godwin Morka, Director, Research and Programme Development, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigeria, with Bishop Joe Aldred, Pentecostal and Multicultural Relations, Churches Together England and a host of other experts providing insight and experience on this very important topic.
AFRUCA expects that this event will provide an opportunity for participants to improve their knowledge of key issues facing African victims of trafficking, enhance and develop good practice, develop increased understanding and awareness of cultural practices such as witchcraft and juju and the link with human trafficking and increase the capacity of stakeholders to provide holistic, culturally appropriate support to this vulnerable population.
Through a series of presentations and panel discussions, the conference provides an opportunity to explore important issues such as:
- Social and Cultural Determinants of Trafficking;
- Witchcraft, Juju and Mental Health ;
- Community-Level Engagement and Support;
- Trafficking of Men and Boys;
- Building Support Structures for returned victims;
- Best Practice on How to Work with Victims.
- Local Approaches to Addressing Human Trafficking
We hope that the conference will be very interactive; ample time for questions, disucssion and networking will be provided to facilitate developing new links and understanding.
Kevin Hyland (UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner)
Paul Marshall (Director of Children's Services, Manchester City Council - TBC)
Tony Murphy (Partner, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors)
Debbie Ariyo OBE (CEO, AFRUCA)
Workshop Speakers and Panellists:
Godwin Morka (Director of Programme Development and Research, NAPTIP)
Joe Aldred (Pentecostal and Multicultural Relations, Churches Together England)
Gani Martins (Interim Assistant Director Children's Services, Bradford City Council)
Denise McDowell (Executive Director, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit)
Lucy Leon (Service Manager - Trafficking, The Children's Society)
Hannah Flint (Modern Slavery Network Coordinator, Modern Slavery Coordination Unit)
Josie Dale (Mental Health Practitioner and Psychotherapist, AFRUCA)
Laura Cremen (Anti-Trafficking Manager, AFRUCA)
Dr James Esson (Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Loughborough)
Dr Erinma Bell MBE (Executive Director, Chrysalis Manchester)
DC Colin Ward (Detective Constable, Greater Manchester Police)
Full agenda and speakers list will be uploaded soon
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