The Gambia
30-year-old Isatou is a trafficking survivor. Her story did not break her in one bit, and she is determined to pick up her trade in the restaurant business again.
Isatou is a survivor of trafficking after being lured into false promises in 2014. Before the journey, Isatou was a successful businesswoman and operated a restaurant. Since her journey, she has now turned into a reputable advocate. She has embarked on a series of sensitization activities to share her story to caution others against trafficking.

Returned migrants play a central role as Volunteers in the development, planning and implementation of the Migrants as Messengers campaign.

Through their stories, the learnings from their migratory experiences and their creativity, MaM Volunteers are the principal authors and actors of the campaign. From 2019-2022, a community of more than 300 volunteers across 7 countries will develop and grow. This community will also have access to diversified training and capacity-building opportunities and be invited to regular activities to support the development of an organic and sustainable community. Female engagement plays an important role within the MaM Volunteer community as they will take the lead in shaping women-to-women dialogue sessions and engaging female audiences more generally.

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