Nigeria, UK Collaborate On Human Trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has launched a collaborative campaign with UK Aids, in making efforts towards addressing growing rate of human trafficking in Nigeria.

The project launched in Abuja had in attendance the director-general of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, represented by the Deputy Head of Office, Department for International Development (DFID) Nigeria, John Primrose, among others. The new campaign called “Not For Sale”, would enlighten vulnerable young women, especially in Edo and Delta states, on the potential danger of buying into false promises of a better life abroad.

At the event, human trafficking was described as a global threat, the initiative of the project is “making immeasurable impact in the fight against modern slavery issues and its effect on vulnerable persons, especially young women in the country.” Human trafficking activities, which range from involuntary servitude to rape, forced marriages and others, have cost many women their lives.

The SDGs are the result of the most consultative and inclusive process in the history of the United Nations. Grounded in international human rights law, the agenda offers critical opportunities to further advance the realization of human rights for all people everywhere, without discrimination.

This is why the fight against human trafficking must be all inclusive; a joint effort to putting an end to the human trafficking menace.

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