Daughter Project Maldives
by Global Family Maldives Project

Male, Maldives

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The Daughter Project is a holistic and asset-based approach to combat the spread of trafficking and exploitation. We have launched projects in the Maldives that currently consist of community-based clubs and awareness sessions. Clubs are run by individuals and youth in their own communities and may use a girls’ empowerment curriculum that specifically targets the … Continue reading Daughter Project Maldives(details below)

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Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that is connected to many other forms of exploitation, including forced/child labor and marriage. The Maldives is a common destination country for trafficked individuals from India and Bangladesh. Both Maldivian citizens and foreigners (including from Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, China, the Philippines, and Eastern Europe) are subject to forced prostitution. It is also a common practice for younger Maldivian girls to be trafficked to Male from other islands for domestic servitude.

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The Daughter Project is a holistic and asset-based approach to combat the spread of trafficking and exploitation. We have launched projects in the Maldives that currently consist of community-based clubs and awareness sessions. Clubs are run by individuals and youth in their own communities and may use a girls’ empowerment curriculum that specifically targets the risk factors for trafficking and abuse amongst girls. They are implemented by volunteers in islands where traffickers source girls and women to work in forced prostitution. The curriculum is currently being contextualized for the Maldives and will be used in schools as well as clubs. Awareness sessions seek to increase knowledge amongst local people about the issue of trafficking and related issues, including forced labor and abuse. They consist of educating communities about the issue and how to identify it.

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