Anti Trafficking Safe House in Ghana
City Hearts Africa is planning to open a Safe House in Ghana where people freed from Human Trafficking can find safety, healing and restoration for their future. We are working closely with International Justice Mission to achieve this goal.
Victim Support and Integration Programme (VSIP)
The goal of City Hearts and City Hearts Africa is that the Victim Support and Integration Programme will help build improved and stronger Victim Support in Ghana, beginning in Accra. It will enable us to continue to work alongside local police, government shelters and other NGOs to increase the level of support given to victims. Without sufficient victim care in place, victims have no time to rest, reflect or recover, they have little recourse to meeting their immediate material needs or the ongoing effects of their trauma. The lack of material support increases the risk of victims having to return to slavery, in order to provide for themselves and their families. The lack of ongoing support causes cycles of abuse and victimhood to remain unbroken, stopping victims from integrating back into society.
The Victim Support and Integration Programme meets a vital need around psychological assistance for victims, we will help victims with travel costs for interviews, attending with the victim for emotional support where needed, and hampers to be made up for immediate practical support. Programme interventions will be tailored to the individual.
The Emerging Voices project has taken place over the last 18 months in Accra, Ghana, exploring young people’s awareness of historical and modern slavery through creative workshops, lessons and heritage site visits. Funded by the Anti-Slavery Knowledge Network, Emerging Voices gathered research and presented its findings in a final report. This project has ended.
Modern Slavery Education
Voice of Change will be a follow up project based on the outcome of the Emerging Voices project. Voice of Change is designed in enhancing the impact of arts and humanities based approaches to historical and modern slavery education on Ghanaian society, economy and culture. A goal is the creation of an Arts and humanities informed national education framework for historical and modern slavery. This framework will be for young people and adults and will be able to be used beyond the life of this project influencing and informing best practice for multiple stakeholders to use in their areas of influence. City Hearts Africa still has the wish to start this project and is looking for funding options.
Partnership and the Future
We are committed to working with existing and new partners to bring positive change, while our current work in only in Ghana we hope to work across West Africa to bring lasting change.
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