Understanding and Responding to Trafficking in Persons

This British Red Crosse-module has been designed for Red Cross staff and volunteers but is available to anyone working on the frontlines and engaged in humanitarian action.  By completing this e-module, leaners will know how to recognise trafficking in persons and what steps to take to prevent and respond to this protection concern. A dedicated unit in the e-module explores the impact of Covid-19 on trafficking in persons.

Stronger Together 

Stronger Together tackles modern slavery in supply chains.

Workshops (Register for the introduction Detecting, Deterring and Dealing with Forced Labour training workshop for Agri-Businesses to get informed and equipped to mitigate risks in your business and supply chain.),

e-Learning and

Resources (available in many African languages) 

Stronger Together South Africa Webinar -Migrant labour in the South African Agricultural sector


This webinar will explore the challenges migrant workers and communities face, changes in migration patterns and advice to businesses on how they can effectively engage with migrant workers.

Guest Speakers:

Jason Theede, International Office of Migration (IOM), Prof Joel Quirk, The University of Witwatersrand and Jessica Lawrence, Lawyers for Human Rights

Published 29 September 2021

Trafficking Truth Myths

Learn all you need to know to bust those myths about trafficking from the experts.  Rebecca is a thought leader, advocate, and consultant who equips individuals and organizations to identify and fight human trafficking in their own back yards. She is the CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative and the founder of Elevate Academy. 

A21 : Human Trafficking Awareness Programme 

Step 1: Log into your A21 account on www.A21.org or create your new account.
Step 2: Select your online store in the top left corner on Other(USD).
Step 3: Select SHOP on the top right hand side.
Step 4: Scroll down to Education, you will see only the Human Trafficking Awareness Programme is listed for South Africa and Thailand. Please add to cart the Human Trafficking Awareness Programme Training Programme (first resource) and the Human Trafficking Awareness Programme - South Africa (second resource). Then check out.
Step 5: You will have the option to update your billing details, once this is complete you will be able to click download.

Take time to work through the 3 sessions and videos to familiarise yourselves with the programme, so if anyone ask you about the programme you are able to explain the sessions and also be able to facilitate. 

Please go through the A21 website to download this Resource.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 021 551 0971.

Traffick Wise Seminars

Traffick Wise is a project focused on combating human trafficking through prevention, raising awareness and giving training about modern-day slavery.

Follow them on Facebook and contact them to learn more about their Traffick Wise Seminars in South Africa.

Follow Diane Scimone's blog and learning more 

If you are young (or not so young) and passionate about making a difference, the first place to start is to read and learn more about counter human trafficking

Diana Scimone shares valuable information on her blog page on the Born2Fly website.  Her book "Audacious" is a must read.

Number 9 on her blog dated 27/01/2015 : Most kids are rescued because someone saw something that didn't look right and knew where to call. 

South Africa National Helplines are:

0800 073 728

and

0800 222 777

The Unspoken Epidemic of Children and Pornography - An Online Course

#ParentTalk emphasises the urgent need for parents to get educated about the devastating impact of pornography exposure on their children’s lives – and not only today, but their future adult lives as well!

Watch this short clip for a summary of the course. 

A21 Resources 

All the resources below can be found and downloaded under A21.org/Education including versions for South Africa as well. 

Parent Guides:
Parent Guide for Teens: This resource help parent to have conversation with their children about human trafficking, personal value, boundaries and online safety.
Parent Guide for Children: This resource help parents to have conversation with their children about human trafficking, personal value, boundaries and online safety. Please share this download link with as many parents so we can help parents feel more equipped on this topic.

Safety Guides:
Student Safety Guide: It's a guide for teenagers about digital safety and how to spot when they are groomed online. Please review this resource under Safety Guides. It's underneath the parent guides.
Educator Guide: How can education play a role in combatting human trafficking? It can by equipping teachers about human trafficking so that they can identify if a student is being groomed. Please review this resource under Safety Guides. It's underneath the parent guides.

Safe Employment Guide: Globally, false work offers has been the main recruitment method. In the Safe Employment Guide we assist anyone who is looking for a work opportunity to first vet an offer and evaluate what kind of signs they should be aware off. Please review this resource under Safety Guides. It's underneath the parent guides.

Digital Safety Resources: In this guide we highlight the most popular apps and what their function is. Please review this resource under Safety Guides. It's underneath the parent guides.

Education Programmes:
Primary Prevention Programme (Ages 7 - 12)
Human Trafficking Awareness Programme (Ages 13+)
Facilitator Training Resources: These videos are part of the education programmes as well.

BSMART program

This has been designed by Jacqueline Fourie, Small Voice Human Trafficking, in collaboration with educational experts, teachers, occupational therapists etc. It is a 1 hour awareness presentation on Human Trafficking that is aimed at children aged from 10 - 18 years old. Please connect with her to find out more about the program and how to get some training on how to use it. 

Email address: info@humantrafficking.co.za

The Intersection of Healthcare and Human Trafficking

Dr. Katherine Welch the founder of Relentless, Berlin Germany has launched a free online training course under the title of “The Intersection of Healthcare and Human Trafficking."  

In this training course, Katherine explores a number of areas including:

What is Human Trafficking? , Trauma Informed Care,  Physical Health Challenges, Mental Health Challenges, Self-Care, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Katherine also makes some of her Guidelines and Protocols available. The course material was sponsored by a grant and is being made available free of charge. 

You can access this course at relentless.thinkific.com.  Once you are on the website you register and thenclick on the course, enrol and you will have immediate access to the training.

A Reality Unseen: Human Trafficking in South Africa and The Silence beyond the river: Encounters with the lives of Ukuthwala

Photographer Melanie Doucakis presents two different yet interrelated manifestations of exploitation and abuse of girls and women in South Africa.  A  Media Monitoring AfricaProject.