Business Day (Nigeria)
NGO launches insight initiative to help tackle human trafficking in Nigeria
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.