Fatmata
Sierra Leone
Fatmata was trafficked to Kuwait where she was enslaved, abused, and imprisoned. Before she eventually returned, she had attempted the Mediterranean crossing through Libya. She was recently reintegrated with her family.
Fatmata attained junior secondary school education at the Sierra Leone Muslim Brotherhood. She is an Office Assistant at the Advocacy Network Against Irregular Migration. She is trained as a caterer. Fatmata has participated in several advocacy campaigns against irregular migration. She believes in being good and doing good. Fatmata is a cheerful individual and enjoys cracking jokes and take a gig at others all in a bid to make conversation funny.

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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