Nollywood actress Stephanie Okere-Linus, in partnership with an international medical humanitarian organisation, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), is currently in Italy, to advocate for victims of human trafficking.
The increased rate of human trafficking being experienced by Nigerians trying to migrate to Europe via Libya.
Apart from being an advocate against the heinous act, Stephanie is also a movie director and model, and she is also giving her support to those rescued.
According to Stephanie her mission to Italy will also include a visit to the rescue ship “Aquarius” to witness their activities and operations.
She will also have meetings with some women and also participate in the rehabilitation exercise for the rescued women, media parleys and stakeholders meeting with the aim of eliminating their suffering and preventing more girls and women from falling a victim.
The actress has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress. She won the Reel Award for Best Actress in 2003, in 2006 she won the Hollywood Award for Best Actress and finally, she won three nominations for Best Actress in leading role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2010.
In 2002 she emerged as therunner-upp for the most beautiful girl In Nigerian beauty pageant.