ProtectionEnsuring 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.
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.
Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST)
Wesleyan Holiness Consortium Freedom Network
What we’re doing about it
We recognize 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.
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.
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.
WHI’s legacy of trafficking-prevention work was recognized 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.
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.
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.
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Spending of World Hope International (Canada) funds is confined to Board approved projects. Funds designated towards a project are used as designated, with the understanding that when the need for that project has been met or cannot be completed for reasons determined by the Board, the remaining funds designated will be used where needed most.