AFRUCA Blog Articles

How The Reframing of Migration as Trafficking Affects Migrant-Sending Communities in West Africa

As far back as the 1980s during my undergraduate years at the University of Benin in Benin City, Bendel State (now divided into Edo and Delta States) Nigeria, female students were leaving the university to migrate to Italy for work. During this period, Nigeria was experiencing a terrible economic downturn. There were national debates whether Nigeria should take on a huge IMF loan and the consequence this would have on citizens, as the government introduced “austerity measures” to address the crumbling economy.

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Cries of the Youth: Addressing Gun and Knife Crime in Manchester

There has been a sharp rise in crime involving the use of guns and knives in Manchester. The Greater Manchester Police, have reported that in the first quarter of 2019, there were around 787 recorded crimes involving the use of a knife. This includes threatening behaviour and possession of such weapons.

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AFRUCA Schools Intervention Programme (SIP)

Blacks and Africans like many other immigrant groups in the UK tend to migrate with their values and beliefs. While we acknowledge some cultural practices, beliefs and values are beneficial, others are particularly harmful to certain members of the family such as to...

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Working with Faith Organisations to Safeguard Children in the West Midlands

In its work to promote the welfare and rights of African children, AFRUCA is aware of the strong role that faith organisations play in the lives of many Africans. Hence, it has been making efforts to reach out and work in partnership with various African faith based organisations to help strengthen their skills and knowledge of child protection and safeguarding.

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AFRUCA Therapeutic Services

BASIC DESCRIPTION AFRUCA offers a therapeutic service for BME children, young people and families who have survived or have been at risk of different forms of child abuse and exploitation. The FGM Emotional Well-Being service specifically works with young people, from...

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Safeguarding Child Victims of Trafficking Across England

Child trafficking is a form of Modern Slavery. AFRUCA is recognised as a leading organisation working with victims of trafficking in the UK and is the only organisation to provide specialist support exclusively for victims of African descent. We work with...

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AFRUCA Teams Up with Nollywood Movies Awards 2014

THE NOLLYWOOD MOVIES AWARDS TEAMS UP WITH AFRUCA As part of our commitment towards giving back to our society, the Nollywood Movies Awards has this year teamed up with our official charity for 2014 AFRUCA (Africans Unite Against Child Abuse). AFRUCA which focuses on...

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