Orphaned at the age of 12, Grace was sent to work in a Nigerian household as a servant. Her duties were demanding. She was not paid, she could not attend school and was abused by her employer.
A Nigerian people smuggler who used witchcraft rituals to force children to work as sex slaves was jailed for 20 years yesterday.
The International Organization of Migration, or IOM, in partnership with Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans and with Dwelling Places, said it recently returned 51 trafficked children to their extended families in the Karamoja sub-region in northern Uganda.
District Child Protection Unit officials swooped on the orphanage on Thursday and rescued eight girls, aged between 6 and 8, who were allegedly subjected to physical abuse.