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Survivor Serving on Council on Human Trafficking

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    December 31, 2015
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Bukola Oriola, of Nigeria, is a survivor serving on the Council on Human Trafficking.  She was actually one of eleven survivors who on December 21 was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Advisory Council on Trafficking…

According to this article, she worked as a journalist, and her husband trafficked her, controlling her life and money.  He is a U.S. citizen.  He desire is to work with victims and survivors to provide support and advocacy they need to move on.  Regarding the appointment, she said: “I will like to commend the United States government. President Barack Obama and his team have listening ears.”  They maintained the position of power with such grace. Having power is not by oppressing the weak but by giving grace and opportunity to the weak. They took a great step to elevate those that have been trampled upon, beaten, battered and hopeless, by giving them a historic platform to be part of the positive change in the community.”  She went on to say, “I want to help the government to understand better how to provide services for those who have been victims of trafficking of all kinds: labor, sex and human organ trafficking.”  To read the entire article, click on the link below.

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