This submission in response to the Call for Submission issued by the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children on the principle of non-punishment is jointly made by:
- Life Bloom Services International (LBSI), a Kenyan NGO based in Naivasha, and supporting women and girls who have experienced or are at risk of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
- Trace Kenya, a national counter-trafficking NGO based in Mombasa, Kenya that supports women, young people and children who have experienced human trafficking.
- People Serving Girls at Risk, a Malawian organization supporting survivors of sex trafficking to access justice and rebuild their lives.
- Equality Now, an international human rights organization advocating for legal and systemic change to end violence and discrimination against women and girls globally.
Our submission highlights our experiences in working with and supporting victims and survivors of sex trafficking in Kenya, Malawi, and the United States.