Justice for Women's initiative Every Girl's City aims at rescuing, rehabilitating and reintegrating into society, the traumatized female and male children victims of sex and labour trafficking in Africa.
WHO: Every Girl’s City will be self-sustained by developing local industries and sustainable skilled jobs, careers and social safety-network for 10,000 people.
WHAT: Every Girl’s City is a safe haven ensuring food, energy, water & sustainability are all provided along with affordable and disaster resilient housing.
WHERE: The objective is to build a safe haven community in a secured location in South Africa.
WHY: In South Africa EGC will be the model for other cities to combat poverty and violence against women whilst empowering young women across Africa.
In Africa, many young girls from very poor and poverty-stricken villages have been subject to human trafficking by African criminal and terrorist enterprise
24.9M people are trapped in human trafficking and exploitation around the world.
Modern slavery is the highest in Africa with 7.6 victims for every 1,000 people. An estimated 9.24 million individuals are enslaved in all of Africa, making up 23% of the total global enslaved population.
Most of the detected trafficking victims in Sub-Saharan Africa continue to be children, at about 60 per cent, with both boys and girls detected in significant proportions
The majority of detected victims in Sub-Saharan Africa are trafficked for the purpose of forced labour (77%), followed by sexual exploitation (20%).
Africa accounts for 8% of the world’s sexually exploited children.
US $150 billion of profit is obtained through the use of forced labour by traffickers each year.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world.
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