Family in Africa – (Not) a Safe Haven from Human Trafficking

  • Radoslaw Malinowski Tangaza University College
Keywords: human trafficking; family; African cultures


In this paper, the author argues that due to several changes in our society, families (especially in East Africa) have started playing a negative role in the process of human trafficking. Therefore, families are no longer protecting its members when exposed to trafficking but rather becoming an impediment to successful counter-trafficking action. The author presents scenarios where families not only do not support victims but actively participate in trafficking them.


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