The UK Home Office is facing criticism for its view that women trafficked from Nigeria to Europe can return home "wealthy from prostitution" enjoying "high social-economic status". Godwin Morka, head of research for Nigeria's National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, said it was "disappointing" that the Home Office would suggest that victims were profiting from their exploitation.
UK Gets It Wrong On Human Trafficking
HRW, 4 July 2019
This week, the United Kingdom Home Office, the country’s interior ministry, came under heavy criticism from the Nigerian anti-trafficking agency and UK politicians, human… Read more »
London at night.
Sex Traffickers Fleeing Hotspot for New Havens, Activists Warn
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 3 July 2019
Sex traffickers in Nigeria are moving out of Edo state to avoid detection as foreign donors pour money into anti-trafficking programmes in the traditional hotspot, anti-slavery… Read more »
Human Trafficking - 20,000 Edo, Delta Girls Currently in Mali - NAPTIP
Premium Times, 27 June 2019
National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says about 20,000 trafficked girls from Edo and Delta States are currently in Mali for prostitution. Read more »
U.S. Finds Nigeria, Niger Improving Anti-Trafficking Efforts
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 20 June 2019
Niger and Nigeria have improved their efforts to fight human trafficking, but still do not meet the minimum standards required, the U.S. government said on Thursday in its closely… Read more »
A report has credited Nigeria for ending the use of child soldiers by a government-supported armed group and initiating prosecutions against seven government offi Read more »
The 'Not for Sale' campaign was rolled out last month with posters, TV and radio adverts in which women talk about how they were tempted to go Europe but instead pursued their ... Read more »
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