Survivor Services and Recovery – What Happens Once A Victim Comes Out of a Human Trafficking Situation?
April 19, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. (PDT) / 1:00 p.m. (CMT) / 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Please Note: This webinar will be 1.5 hours
For survivors to reach their maximum potential of recovery, It requires a range of holistic interventions, focusing on positive mental health, empowerment, and Inclusion. Notwithstanding, although survivor needs are relatively similar regardless of whether they are international or domestic survivors, one point is clear - the magnitude of these needs varies for each victim depending on their circumstances.
The workshop topics will include: The recovery journey of a victim to a survivor, the survivor's needs at the different stages of recovery, how to meet survivor's needs in a trauma-informed way, and the pathways to sustainable freedom through empowerment, inclusion, and engagement.
Learning Objective 1: Strengthen support services for modern slavery and Human trafficking survivors.
Learning Objective 2: Learn how to support survivors in a Trauma-Informed and survivor-centered way.
Learning Objective 3: Learn methods of survivor inclusion and how to integrate lived experience in supporting survivors.
Learning Objective 4: Identify the different stages and needs for survivor recovery.
Malaika Oringo works with The Salvation Army as The International Survivor and Engagement Specialist and as an Independent Consultant on Human Trafficking and Gender-Based Violence. She speaks against human trafficking, stands up for victims' rights, and strengthens survivors' inclusion and engagement. She is the founder of Footprint to Freedom, a survivor-led organization that works to break the cycle of human trafficking in East Africa and the Netherlands, https://footprinttofreedom.org. For the last 17 years, she has devoted her life to making sure that no young girl becomes a victim like she was by using her trafficking experience as a laboratory to bridge gaps in anti-human trafficking programs, policies, and services across Europe and Africa.
As the Survivor Engagement Specialist for The Salvation Army and Founder of Footprint to freedom, she argues for a bottom-up approach. Her expertise affirms that survivors are the most relevant stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking.
As a speaker and campaigner, Oringo has highlighted gaps in European legislation and policy against human trafficking and UN General Assembly. She has also advised on best practices that can provide victim-centered trauma-informed and survivor-centered approaches to improve response to survivors' and victims' needs. She serves as a member of the International survivor of human trafficking Advisory Council under the (OSCE)