What we do
Breaking the circle of human trafficking; trough four-interlinked approaches - prevent empower, reintegrate and advocate.
We promote survivor empowerment, inclusion and engagement and seeks to create alternative livelihood options among women and girls who are most likely to migrate, as well as returnees; Through survivor-led empowerment groups, community-based savings and loan mechanisms to overcome economic, personal, and social barriers and open new employment opportunities.
We change the lives of young people to prevent more suffering.
Malaika is on a mission to bring survivors’ voices to every anti-human trafficking decision-making table, create an army of empowered survivor leaders, alert communities, just laws and policies, Programs, and well-informed service providers.
Malaika Oringo is a survivor advocate against human trafficking and gender-based violence against women and girls. She founded Footprint to Freedom, a survivor-led organization in 2019 in the Netherlands and East Africa, to stand up for victims’ rights and strengthen survivors’ inclusion and engagement, arguing for a bottom-up approach. For the last 17 years, she has devoted her life to ensuring that no young girl becomes a victim as she did by using her trafficking experience as a laboratory to bridge gaps in anti-human trafficking programs, policies, and services across Europe and East Africa. Both as an independent consultant and founder of footprint to freedom, she speaks against human trafficking and stands up for victims’ rights and works to strengthen collaboration with Survivors. Her expertise affirms that survivors are the most relevant stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking.
As a talented speaker and campaigner, Oringo has highlighted gaps in European legislation and policy against human trafficking at the UN General Assembly. She has also advised on best practices that can provide victim-centered, trauma-informed, and survivor-centered approaches to improve response to survivors' and victims’ needs. She serves as a member of (ISTAC) Survivor Advisory Council under the Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE/ ODIHR. Furthermore, she works as a Survivor Inclusion and Engagement Specialist for Salvation Army international. Awarded by child10 wards 2021 ‘’Girls rights have no price ‘’ for her effort to sex trafficking among children in Europe, and in 2022, she was nominated for my voice for justice award.