Benin is a West African country with a population of around 10 million people. Ranking among the world's poorest countries, its shore includes what used to be known as the Slave Coast, which was the departure point for captives to be shipped across the Atlantic.
Today, it is still a source, transit, and destination country for women, children, and men subjected to forced labor and human trafficking. According to a report by the U.S. Department of State, the most identified victims are Beninese girls subjected to domestic servitude or human trafficking.
Thanks to the generous and faithful support of donors like you, we have been able to expand our interception work into Benin. We would like you to watch this brief video and meet Honorine, one of the dedicated monitors for Love Justice Benin:
Our courageous staff are passionate about saving individuals from a life of slavery. Our monitoring area is on the border between Benin and Nigeria where many children are trafficked across for domestic servitude and for ritual sacrifice.
All the traffic that flows between theses two countries has to pass between a small 12–15 meter area, which allows our staff the ability to stop anyone traveling with children and question them. Thanks to the positive relationship our team has formed with the local police, as soon as any suspicion arises about the true nature of someone's travel, they can take the potential victims and traffickers to the police station for further questioning.
Our interception strategy is an innovative system which is scalable, repeatable, and inexpensive. It's the best tangible prevention method for stopping human trafficking BEFORE it happens. All we need are resources. We invite you to join this fight and be a part of changing a story from one of horror and darkness to one with a future and a hope!
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