NetworkingNetworking is our core programme and revolves around building relationship with individuals, organisations and coalitions working against Human Trafficking and offering other relevant services. Referrals, connections and introductions are a big part of this space as it takes a network to fight a network. We also act as a support centre, where Care & Support is offered as a service, particularly for our official members, the survivors and shelters. This care and support has many different levels and forms, and depends on current needs, situational context, as well as what we have available in terms of funds and capacity.
AdvocacyAdvocacy shapes itself on different platforms, from active participation on Provincial Task Teams, representation on the National Inter-sectoral Committee for Trafficking in Persons and the National Rapid Response Task Team, and policy (re)formation, to acting as research gatekeeper for the Network and providing ad hoc information sessions to create awareness on the issue of Human Trafficking.
Capacity BuildingCapacity Building involves sector specific training as well as sessions to upskill and strengthen the collective of members and sometimes also non-members across the Network.
Case ConsultationHuman Trafficking matters can be incredibly complex, and we also have a national Standard Operating Procedure for dealing with them. Case consultation is available when necessary, from the NFN Team as well as our Case Consultant who has almost two decades of experience working on Human Trafficking from both a law enforcement as well as an academic perspective. He is also one of the only individuals in South Africa, currently providing expert court testimony for court cases.
Special ProjectsSpecial Projects are periodically taken on. Due to our unique position and ‘bigger picture’ overview we are well positioned to identify who and what is already in place, as well as where the major gaps and challenges lie. When possible, we work to fill some of these gap areas by sourcing, creating or collaborating on solutions. Our strategic projects often have a specific focus and time frame, and can also include grant-funded opportunities or partnered projects.
“It is really a privilege to belong to this Network and to have access to the quality of info and skills and products that you bring to us.” – OM Freedom Challenge
“We are really grateful for the Network’s support over the last few years. Your encouragement and assistance in reaching Government departments and Civil Society has been so useful.” – Stronger Together
“Thank you for your generosity and your time.” – Shelter
“The support that I received, and meeting this fantastic Network that NFN has enabled and gotten together, is absolutely phenomenal.” – Adv. Liechen Strydom
“It was through the NFN we got connected and started learning the SA landscape. Collaboration and bringing so many different individuals and organizations together, is no small thing!” – A21 South Africa
“You guys took us under your wing and started training us little by little… thank you for giving us the chance and the wings to fly.” – Freedom Generation
“Thank you so much for everything that you do! You guys are absolutely amazing and (we) can’t imagine doing this without you!” – Shattering Shackles
“The partnership is amazing, we learn so much and we don’t feel so lonely out there, because of it.” – UCEC