Dakar, 30 July, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of the annual World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked July 30, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted their initiatives in addressing the challenge of inequality in West Africa, a factor that contributes to human trafficking.
Marked under the theme, “Victims’ voices lead the way”, this year’s event seeks, according to the United Nations, to highlight “the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking.”
In a report shared with ACI Africa ahead of this year’s event, SDB members highlight the construction of “Center Kër Don Bosco” in Senegal and “St. John Bosco secondary school” in Mali.
Making reference to the initiative in Senegal, SDB members report, “Inequalities between men and women exist in the country with many women unable to access education or equal opportunities in the labor market. Women only represent 13 percent of all those employed.”