PEOPLE NOT SLAVES: Stop Human Trafficking

The project stems from the will of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia and VIDES to respond to the appeal launched by the Ethiopian government – through the National Commission for the Fight against Human Trafficking of which the Catholic Church is a member – to strengthen the initiatives on the national territory aimed at reducing the number of people involved in human trafficking.

Country: Ethiopia

Funding Authorities: CEI _Conferenza Episcopale Italiana_ 8×1000 della Chiesa Cattolica

Field: Prevention and awareness

Partner: Ispettoria AET – Salesiani di Don Bosco

Expected results for the period 2015-2016


It is expected to reach at least 5 million people. This number is purely indicative, resulting from an initial estimate made in the 4 dioceses involved in the project. The realization of an awareness-raising campaign that will reach the entire national territory through different channels portends a considerable increase in the number of beneficiaries.

Indirectly, the entire nation will benefit from the intervention, which can find concrete initiatives in the program to prevent the involvement of the population in the human trafficking, but also in the socio-economic development of the country. The needs assessments that will be implemented during the project in many areas of the country, will lead to the development and implementation of new development programs aimed at improving the living conditions of local communities, reducing the poverty rate between the population and the risk of illegal migration to other countries.