Human trafficking is a global problem. The largest number of victims of Human Trafficking are women and children. Many fall into this trap either by force, coercion or abduction.
There have been efforts by world leaders to put an end to Human Trafficking through the signing, ratifying and domestication of regional and international instruments against the practice. However those involved in the recruitment, transportation, harboring and exploitation of victims manage to evade any barriers to their trade.
National, regional and international instruments that have been put in place are meant to minimise and stop human trafficking. In the event that the laws are failing to protect us, we need to protect ourselves.
Her Zimbabwe calls for submissions for this important series.
What we want to do?
- To raise awareness on the different characteristics of Human Trafficking
- To raise awareness on the different purposes of Human Trafficking
- Explore the practice in terms of who is vulnerable and who benefits
- Suggest ways in which governments and society can increase protection of women and children from Human Trafficking.
- Share knowledge on the existing national, regional and international laws against Human Trafficking.
- Suggest ways to rehabilitate victims of Human Trafficking after the traumatising experience.
What we want to hear from you
- The different ways in which Human Trafficking is carried out
- The different purposes of trafficking
- The face and characteristics of Human Trafficking
- Social and economic causes of Human Trafficking
- Experiences of women, men and children who have been victims of Human Trafficking
- Reasons why women and children are the most vulnerable when it comes to Human trafficking?
- Steps to take when one is faced with Human Trafficking or when one suspects they could be facing Human Trafficking.
- Social, economic and political after effects of having been a victim of Human Trafficking.
- What different legal instruments against Human Trafficking mean?( focus can be on individual African countries, regional or international instruments against human trafficking)
- What world leaders need to do in their countries to stop Human Trafficking?
There are so many issues that fall under the topic of Human Trafficking and you can pick one and write on it. This is an issue that is affecting everyone in all parts of the African continent but mostly women and children. By sharing different views and experiences from across the continent we hope to speak with one voice against this practice that has destroyed lives.
What you can submit
The submission can be in the form of essays, research articles, short stories, opinions or commentaries. All submissions should be between 800 and 1500 words. Click here for submission guidelines.
Submissions should be word documents in Arial font size 12 with one and half line spacing. Any submissions that do not follow these requirements will be automatically disqualified.
When to submit
Submissions can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 31st of August 2016 with the subject: Her Zimbabwe Human Trafficking Series 2016. We will respond to all submissions by the 15th of September 2016.
Her Zimbabwe will pay $50 for every article selected for publishing and there will be a bonus for outstanding articles. Selection of articles to be published and outstanding ones will be at the editor’s discretion. All payments will be made after publishing.
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