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Merry Christmas to our listeners! As you celebrate your festive season, we share with you a true story about a problem that never ends and especially increases during the holidays: Modern Slavery.
This festive week, we speak to Joan Ndagire, a survivor of human trafficking. In this episode, she tells us how she sold herself to traffickers. She is an activist fighting to end human trafficking in Uganda, East Africa and Africa. She uses her artistic skills to tell her personal story as a survivor and raise awareness about human trafficking.
Joan is an artist (mainly a writer), an award-winning filmmaker and a survivor of human trafficking. She is committed to the fight against human trafficking. Her journey began in 2018 as a victim and survivor returning from Oman. Since then, stories have been published and Joan has been involved in various actions to fight this vice. As an artist and writer, she has written poetry and plays on the topic of human trafficking and made films such as HELP FIND ME, a documentary that highlights the reasons why various survivors fled the country and their experiences. Joan believes that teaching people, especially in the arts such as filmmaking, can prevent human trafficking from happening again or for the first time. For this reason, she is undertaking professional training so that she can teach more trafficking survivors practical skills that will enable them to earn money. Joan has worked with various organisations including Omuti Kreativ, Papa Odet Foundation, UCATIP (Uganda Coalition Against Trafficking in Persons), John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre, University of Tropical Science, Liverpool, Africa Faith And Justice Network and others. She has already written a series (BETWEEN US), an African love story hampered by differences between parents, which is running on Peral Magic.
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