Aminata
Sierra Leone
Aminata was trafficked to Kuwait with the promise of a well-paid job. She was abused by the families she was placed to work for. She was refused medical care when she fell ill and kept in a prison-like condition. She escaped to the Sierra Leone Embassy but was turned away.
Aminata attended the United Christian Council Secondary School in Bo where she completed her high school education. She is now training to become a nurse. She engages in various community activities on awareness-raising. Apart from studies and advocacy work, she is a businesswoman. Aminata is interested in acting, she enjoys talking with people and doing community work.

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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