Protection

Ensuring everyone has access to human rights

From countering human trafficking and working to end gender-based violence to creating access to education, empowering youth, and more, we must invest in people and build on their skills, knowledge, & resilience – ensuring their equity of access and promoting dignity, participation, and non-bias.

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PROTECTION

Protection is at the heart of humanitarian assistance

Protection entails ensuring all have access to human rights, and in a crisis or emergency setting, those who are most likely to lose access are the most vulnerable and marginalized, often women, children, elderly, and disabled. Protection is about empowering towards ensuring equity of access. It is about promoting dignity, participation, and non-bias. We work to address issues that violate basic human rights, including human trafficking, gender-based violence, and education poverty by our innovative and multi-dimensional projects that promote access, prevent trafficking and violence, and create access to education.

Healing Through Games

How do you help young children affected by trauma begin to heal? What about younger children who don’t understand they have been abused…?

Harvesting Transformation through Mushrooms: A Story of Change

“I started my first mushroom house in January 2017. I decided to invest in growing mushroom. It was just like taking a big step for my family. Our family was so worried we might end up losing our money if mushroom production is not good. However, my mushroom production has been running well…”

Not Enough Rice? Try Mushrooms!

“My family have one hectare of land for rice farming and our livelihood for years were depending on just one season rice crop every year. We went through this situation again and again each year for not having enough rice to eat…“

Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST)
We are a founding member of FAAST, which provides a framework for collaboration between Christian churches, denominations, universities, and communities around the world who are rising up to confront human trafficking.
Wesleyan Holiness Consortium Freedom Network
We are a member of The Wesleyan Holiness Consortium Freedom Network (FN), an affinity group of Christian ministries from the Wesleyan-Holiness faith tradition, which seeks to foster a collaborative approach to ending modern slavery by proclaiming a hopeful alternative and by engaging in smart, effective, sustainable action.
Problem

1 in 3 women around the world will experience physical and/or sexual violence during her lifetime.

Violence against women. (2017, November 29). World Health Organization.

Problem

Over 40 million people are estimated as being enslaved in the world today.

Global Findings. (2018). Global Slavery Index.

What we’re doing about it

We recognize that in order to combat issues of trafficking in persons and sexual and gender-based violence, it is necessary to work at all levels of society.

Anti-Trafficking Hotline

WHI continued to operate Liberia’s first governmental anti-trafficking hotline. Based out of Liberia’s Ministry of Labor, this hotline provides free, confidential help to callers who report suspected trafficking cases and/or ask questions about human trafficking.

Protection Work

WHI’s Sierra Leone Recovery Centre provides comprehensive and safe residential care for survivors of human trafficking. The center provided residential care for survivors while providing psychosocial, physical, and social support. In addition to internal cases of trafficking, the center also sheltered young women being trafficked.

Prevention Work

WHI’s legacy of trafficking-prevention work was recognized this year when the European Union Delegation to Sierra Leone approached WHI to facilitate a prevention and recovery project for the country. This new project will build upon previous work done by WHI to increase awareness and advocacy through Village Parent Groups, as well as train new community members and review the country’s current Anti-Trafficking Act.

Raising awareness of sexual and gender-based violence

At the community level, outreach events offer opportunities for women and girls to learn about SGBV, their rights to live free from violence and services available to survivors.

WHI worked with the Department of Education, Youth, and Sport to engage with high school students, and raise their awareness on women and girls’ rights and gender equality.

Government social service providers respond to SGBV

WHI trained 31 social service providers, 16 from the Department of Social Affairs Veterans and Youth and Department of Women’s Affairs, and 15 from the Commune Committee of Women and Children.

Providing care to survivors of SGBV

WHI reached 2817 women and girls through Enhancing Responses project, including a total of 212 survivors of violence who received either full counseling and case management services, individual counseling, or were provided information about their rights and the services available to them.

Early Childhood Development

In partnership with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, WHI supports the establishment of community-run Early Childhood Development Centers and promotes healthy parenting behaviors in northern Sierra Leone.

Our Impact

In 2017, we celebrated our anti-trafficking and gender-based violence impact.

phone calls received

on Liberia’s national hotline supported by WHI, leading to rescues and referrals.

survivors

from Sierra Leone reunited with their family members, and provided income generation support.

female survivors of violence

in Cambodia helped through individual and group therapy, and 31 social service providers received training in counseling and case management skills.

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