The Africa Faith and Justice Network-Nigeria successfully advocated for a state anti-trafficking law. Our next step is to put the law to work by involving Edo State residents in fighting against human trafficking.
The film is structured around Alwan telling the story of a young Syrian refugee named Shaima, whose life takes a tragic turn when she accepts an offer of marriage to a man in Turkey who turns out to be an imposter and involved in a human trafficking network.
With renowned cartoonists and artists contributing, the project aims to raise awareness and funds to help sisters reintegrate survivors of trafficking back into society, with all proceeds going to Talitha Kum.
When St. John Paul II canonized St. Josephine Bakhita in 2000, he said the saint is a "shining advocate of genuine emancipation," noting how despite her abduction into slavery at a young age, she well understood God to be the source of true freedom.