Prevent Tanzanian women from being trafficked across borders

Just Peoples

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Age Demographic
Varied Ages
Project Focus
Project Area

Project Description

Tanzanian women and girls from rural areas are often lured with false promises of education, improved living conditions, or employment by traffickers and brokers. Subsequently, they fall victim to domestic servitude, sex trafficking, and other forms of forced labour. Some children and individuals with physical disabilities from Tanzania are also trafficked for forced begging in neighbouring Kenya.

Recruiters initially deceive their targets by using family or social connections to convince people that the job or education opportunity is legitimate. They then facilitate their transportation out of the country with support from corrupt individuals within government structures. Destinations primarily include other African countries, the Middle East, and parts of Asia.

More recently, traffickers have utilised social media and online platforms to recruit Tanzanians abroad through deceptive job postings and advertisements, often demanding initial payments for travel documents.

Funding this project will enable a comprehensive public awareness campaign via mass communication channels to educate the public about the threat and impact of Trafficking in Persons. The campaign will include the creation of a documentary that will be shown in high-risk communities, adverts on TV, radio and social media, plus targeted in-person outreach programs for girls and young women.

Expected Outcomes

This project will ensure that young Tanzanian women, who are living in poor communities and lack awareness about the dangers of trafficking, are aware of the serious risks associated with international work offers, in turn preventing thousands of Tanzanian girls from enduring the highly traumatic experience of being trafficked.

Project Data & Lessons

Each Just Peoples project is designed and delivered by a local leader from the country of implementation in collaboration with their local community. All Just Peoples project leaders are part of a global community of 16 leaders who are all tackling poverty in their local communities and share learnings between them.

Angela Benedicto, is a survivor of domestic worker abuse who now leads awareness, prevention and support initiatives to limit the risk of human trafficking and mistreatment of domestic workers within Tanzania and between borders. She adapts and innovates her interventions based on her learnings with each subsequent project delivered.

Those interested in funding this initiative have the opportunity to meet directly with Angela via video call. They'll be able to learn more about the local context for Tanzanian women and determine whether supporting this project will help them meet their goals of contribution.

Following the delivery of this training, the project funder will have the opportunity again to meet directly with Angela to hear her reflections about the impact that the initiative has had for the vulnerable young Tanzanian women and their wider communities.

Project Dates

This project will commence shortly after funding is received

Funding Details

Funding Needed
Current Funding
Total Project Costs
Approved Tax Deductability Status
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Other Support Opportunities
Not Interested

Organisation Details

Just Peoples
ABN: 25634335130


Johanna de Burca
Phone: 0474977140

About Just Peoples

We believe in a world without poverty. Where communities have the power to solve their own problems, their own way.

We don’t believe that foreign intervention is the key to solving poverty. We believe that real, sustainable change comes about when people are given the resources to lift their own communities out of poverty. We tackle global poverty by backing grassroots leaders to design and deliver locally appropriate solutions to the challenges their communities face.

Just Peoples currently supports 12 local leaders from across Africa and Asia who are bringing to life a wide-range of projects based on delivering gender-based, health, education, technological, and economic outcomes for people living in poverty. The leaders we support are effective because they have a deep understanding of the local context of poverty in peoples’ lives, and have established respected relationships in their communities. Their insight and expertise make them the best people to understand problems, and implement culturally appropriate solutions that work. So far we have supported 34 local leaders to deliver 202 grassroots projects globally, impacting the lives of over 240,000 people living in poverty.

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