There is little that compares with the courage it takes to testify in court against your exploiter: to stand in the same room with them, battling fear and strongly enforced power dynamics, in order to relate a story of pain to strangers. But there is little more inspiring than the strength that victims of trafficking display whenever they take part in pursuing justice. In August one of our social workers went to a survivor’s hometown in order to accompany her in a court hearing.
While there, our social worker touched base with other reintegrated girls and furthered connection and support to them as manifest in the card making livelihood project. The culmination of that interaction was the signing of the ledger which sealed payment for the products of their time and craftsmanship.