Otro banda di e cam (part 2)

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Otro banda di lama (part 1)

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"Habri bo wowo" campaign

“Habri bo Wowo” is an awareness campaign that started in 2021 with the release of  first film, “Otro Banda di Lama.” This movie explored the important topics of human trafficking and migrant smuggling. 

Alongside the film, we ran a social media campaign and a creative guerrilla marketing initiative designed to grab the attention of the Aruban population. 

Now, we’re excited to bring you “Otro Banda di e Cam,” our second local film production. Our goal with this campaign is to help the people of Aruba understand the harsh realities of human trafficking and the new ways that bad actors exploit can exploit their victims. This campaign is brought to you by Coordination Center for Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling in Aruba.

Open your eyes/ habri bo wowo

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Someone might be in a labor trafficking or exploitation situation if you learn they:

  • Feel pressured by their employer to stay in a job or situation they want to leave
  • Owe money to an employer or recruiter and/or not being paid what they were promised or are owed
  • Do not have control of their passport or other identity documents
  • Are living and working in isolated conditions, largely cut off from interaction with others or support systems
  • Appear to be monitored by another person when talking or interacting with other
  • Are being threatened by their boss with deportation or other harm
  • Are working in dangerous conditions, without proper safety gear, training, adequate breaks and other protections
  • Are living in dangerous, overcrowded or inhumane conditions provided by an employer

According to the UNODC, there are 4 main differences between human trafficking and migrant smuggling:


Smuggling includes consent by individuals to be moved across a border. Trafficking victims have either never given consent or, if consent was initially granted, it is rendered meaningless by coercion, deception, abuse, and exploitation.


Smuggling has three possible outcomes:

  1. A smuggler walks away with a migrant’s money,
  2. A migrant gets caught or perishes during the trip, or
  3. A migrant makes it to a destination and smuggling ends upon arrival.


Smuggling is always transnational. Trafficking exploitation can occur within a country or can involve border crossings.


Smuggling profits are derived from the transportation of an individual from one country to another. Trafficking profits are derived from exploitation.