Sierra Leone
Her family was informed and convinced by traffickers that there are opportunities in Kuwait to become a nurse. On arrival in Kuwait, Hawanatu was placed with a family where she was overworked and abused for two years.
Hawanatu attended the Government Rokel Secondary School. She is now a businesswoman and participates in several campaigns on irregular migration. Apart from her business and advocacy work, she likes singing and sporting activities. Hawanatu has a good sense of humor and she is an outspoken person.

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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