International human trafficking conference taking place in Gauteng in November

The sixth annual MeCAHT international human trafficking conference will be taking place at Liberty Church in  Randburg, Johannesburg from November 13 to 15.

With its lineup of international and national speakers addressing the theme of “Unveiling the Complexities of the Human Trafficking Conundrum and Exploring a Multi-Sectoral Response”, the conference will provide attendees an opportunity to learn more about human trafficking as well as to network with a wide range of individuals and organisations passionate about making a difference in South Africa.

Marina Reyneke, operations manager of the National Freedom Network and one of the conference organisers, says: “To quote Nelson Mandela: ‘Many who live with violence day in and day out assume that it is an intrinsic part of the human condition. But this is not so. Violence can be prevented. Violent cultures can be turned around. In my own country and around the world, we have shining examples of how violence has been countered. Governments, communities and individuals can make a difference.’ ”

Interested people are advised to register now by clicking on this link as space is limited.

Early bird registration for all bookings made before September 30 is R700 and includes all conference materials, lunch meals, two tea / coffee breaks per day, outreach costs and the gala dinner on the Friday evening. All bookings made after 30 September will be R800.

For more information about the conference visit or call Marina Reyneke at +27 82 259 8056.

The  conference plenary sessions are:
a. Viability of Freedom Business as a funding model
b. The importance of multi-level Networking
c. The Complexities of Human Trafficking and other manifestations of Modern Slavery
d. Country Networking
e. Developing Trauma-Informed & Survivor Informed goals
f. Government Structure
g. Raising Young Ambassadors

Break-away sessions are:
a. Brain Aligned Care Giving Strategies
b. Care for the Caregiver
c. Caring for Children of Women in the Sex Industry
d. Compass Program (EU) & Relentless Training Show Cased
e. Leveraging on Safehouse Services
f. Pornography
g. Rehabilitation into Society After Drugs
h. Barriers to Counselling services in Africa (case study, Nigeria)
i. Sharpening our tools against juju and other hidden control methods
j. Kwanele Survivor Movement
k. Human Trafficking for Beginners
l. Standards of Practice (General)
m. Beatitude Trauma Counseling TM
n. Mental Health
o. Establishing a viable succession Plan
p. Orphanages and human trafficking
q. South African Legislation

Practical sessions are:
a. Art Therapy with survivors and caregivers
b. Self-defence class



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