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Racha Haffar

Leaders Africa 2018

Location

Tunisia

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Biography

Racha is the founder and president of Not 4 Trade, the first anti-human trafficking NGO in Tunisia. She is also a Fulbright Alumna at the University of Kentucky, a journalist, and a women's rights activist. She received her double masters’ degrees in international relations and international development and cooperation from the Universities of Tunis and Palermo. Since then, she has dedicated her life to the cause of combating human trafficking. She published her research on The Developments of Trafficking in Women in Post-Revolution Tunisia on Slave Free Today Journal, a Journal of Modern Slavery. Currently, Racha is expanding her work to Libya simultaneously with her work on Tunisia. In addition, she is developing an international project to mobilize youth in fighting human trafficking. For her efforts, she was honored twice and received the Women's Rights Award from the UNA-USA and the Leadership Award from the University of Kentucky.