Sierra Leone Trafficking Recovery Center

Since 2012, with financial support provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, WHI has been operating the Recovery Centre (RC) for Survivors of Human Trafficking. The Center serves as the first stop on the path of restoration for victims removed from the horrors of labor and sex trafficking. By offering survivors of human trafficking a path towards healing through immediate and holistic aftercare services, the RC restores to survivors the opportunity to live lives of dignity and hope. WHI has also played an instrumental role in drafting and revising Sierra Leone’s Anti- Human Trafficking Act that was passed in 2005; has a strong record as an effective catalyst for establishing anti-trafficking networks, having developed 58 Village Parent Groups (VPGs) around the country, all trained to identify and respond to human trafficking, and linked with local law enforcement; serves as a member of National TIP Task Force; and maintains excellent working relationships with key members of the national police and federal government ministries.

Cross-cutting issues

Social Services, Shelter and Housing, Human Rights Democracy and Governance, Health


  • Sierra Leone


  • Protection
  • Gender
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