Esohe Aghatise is a human rights activist and UN Expert on Trafficking. She is the founder and Executive Director of Associazione Iroko Onlus, providing services to victims of sexual violence and trafficking in Italy. She is a member of the boards of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA YWCA-UCDG), Italy Chapter, the Edo Women’s Development Initiative in Benin City, Nigeria and is a Trustee of the Centre for Women’s Justice, UK. Ms Aghatise is a founding member of Edo State (Nigeria) Task Force on Trafficking in Human Beings. She is a member of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights’ National Referral Mechanisms’ Advisory Group (Anti-Trafficking Handbook) since 2018 and contributed to the new version of the NRM Handbook on provision of support to victims of trafficking. She has received several awards for her work including being honoured in 2007 by the US State Department as a “Hero in the fight against modern day slavery.” Ms Aghatise produced a short film on trafficking entitled “Journey of No Return” (Viaggio di Non Ritorno), which is being distributed in different parts of the world as a preventive measure against trafficking.
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