NGO launches in­sight ini­tia­tive to help tackle hu­man traf­fick­ing in Nige­ria

Business Day (Nigeria) - - BUSINESS TRAVEL -

geria and her cul­tural val­ues com­mem­o­rated the World Day against Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons in La­gos on Tues­day, 30th July at the Kosofe Lo­cal gov­ern­ment sec­re­tar­iat to raise aware­ness of the scourge of hu­man traf­fick­ing in the coun­try.

The In­sight ac­tion is said to be a col­lab­o­ra­tion which aims at in­creas­ing ca­pac­ity of key lo­cal stake­hold­ers in the Veneto re­gion Italy, Edo and La­gos state to ad­dress the theme of hu­man traf­fick­ing from Nige­ria to Italy as well as Swe­den.

Tar­geted to deal with evolv­ing trends, forms and modus operandi with spe­cific at­ten­tion to fe­male chil­dren, the pro­gram also pro­motes knowl­edge based pol­icy mak­ing in the re­spec­tive coun­tries.

The pro­gram also in­volves the launch of a pi­lot help desk in La­gos for vic­tim re­turnees, train­ing ses­sions for teach­ers as well as rein­te­gra­tion of vic­tims of hu­man traf­fick­ing.

Speak­ing at the event, Awofe­san Rasheed, chair­per­son of the Child Pro­tec­tion Net­work, La­gos said the is­sue of hu­man traf­fick­ing was no doubt a scourge in the so­ci­ety and ef­forts had to made to change the state of things.

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