Protection

Ensuring everyone has access to human rights
From countering human trafficking and working to end gender-based violence to creating access to education, empowering youth, and more, we must invest in people and build on their skills, knowledge, & resilience – ensuring their equity of access and promoting dignity, participation, and non-bias.
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Protection

Protection is at the heart of humanitarian assistance

Protection entails ensuring all have access to human rights, and in a crisis or emergency setting, those who are most likely to lose access are the most vulnerable and marginalized, often women, children, elderly, and disabled. Protection is about empowering towards ensuring equity of access. It is about promoting dignity, participation, and non-bias. We work to address issues that violate basic human rights, including human trafficking, gender-based violence, and education poverty by our innovative and multi-dimensional projects that promote access, prevent trafficking and violence, and create access to education.

Harvesting Transformation through Mushrooms: A Story of Change

“I started my first mushroom house in January 2017. I decided to invest in growing mushroom. It was just like taking a big step for my family. Our family was so worried we might end up losing our money if mushroom production is not good. However, my mushroom production has been running well…”

Not Enough Rice? Try Mushrooms!

“My family has one hectare of land for rice farming and our livelihood for years were depending on just one season rice crop every year. We went through this situation, again and again, each year for not having enough rice to eat…“

Making Advances Against Live-streamed Child Sexual Abuse

PAVE project works to provide therapy for survivors and train local social workers on best ways to care for child survivors of online sexual exploitation.

Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST)
We are a founding member of FAAST, which provides a framework for collaboration between Christian churches, denominations, universities, and communities around the world who are rising up to confront human trafficking.

Problem

1 in 3 women around the world will experience physical and/or sexual violence during her lifetime.

World Health Organisation

Problem

Over 40 million people are estimated as being enslaved in the world today.

Global Slavery Index

What we’re doing about it

We recognise that in order to combat issues of trafficking in persons and sexual and gender-based violence, it is necessary to work at all levels of society.

Anti-Trafficking Hotline

WHI continued to operate Liberia’s first governmental anti-trafficking hotline. Based out of Liberia’s Ministry of Labor, this hotline provides free, confidential help to callers who report suspected trafficking cases and/or ask questions about human trafficking.

Protection Work

WHI’s Sierra Leone Recovery Centre provides comprehensive and safe residential care for survivors of human trafficking. The center provided residential care for survivors while providing psychosocial, physical, and social support. In addition to internal cases of trafficking, the center also sheltered young women being trafficked.

Prevention Work

WHI’s legacy of trafficking-prevention work was recognised this year when the European Union Delegation to Sierra Leone approached WHI to facilitate a prevention and recovery project for the country. This new project will build upon previous work done by WHI to increase awareness and advocacy through Village Parent Groups, as well as train new community members and review the country’s current Anti-Trafficking Act.

Raising awareness of sexual and gender-based violence

At the community level, outreach events offer opportunities for women and girls to learn about SGBV, their rights to live free from violence and services available to survivors.

WHI worked with the Department of Education, Youth, and Sport to engage with high school students, and raise their awareness on women and girls’ rights and gender equality.

Government social service providers respond to SGBV

WHI trained 31 social service providers, 16 from the Department of Social Affairs Veterans and Youth and Department of Women’s Affairs, and 15 from the Commune Committee of Women and Children.

Providing care to survivors of SGBV

WHI reached 2817 women and girls through Enhancing Responses project, including a total of 212 survivors of violence who received either full counseling and case management services, individual counseling, or were provided information about their rights and the services available to them.

Our Impact As A Global WHI Alliance

In 2017, we celebrated our anti-trafficking and gender-based violence impact.

phone calls received

on Liberia’s national hotline supported by WHI, leading to rescues and referrals.

survivors

from Sierra Leone reunited with their family members, and provided income generation support.

female survivors of violence

in Cambodia helped through individual and group therapy, and 31 social service providers received training in counseling and case management skills.

AN ORGANISATION YOU CAN TRUST.

Please note that in the unlikely event a specific appeal becomes overfunded, surplus funds will be redirected towards a similar relief or community development project.

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