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What is Trafficking?

Trafficking in persons means "The movement or transportation of a person from one place to another by any means and through fraud, deceit, coercion, deception, for forced labour or services, slavery, or practices similar to slavery or servitude"

Background Information on Trafficking

Do you know that:

  • Trafficking in persons can take place within a country 9 from rural areas to cities) or across borders?
  • Traffickers sometimes make $50,000 (#6.7 Million) on each trafficked person, whilst the trafficked person does all the labour, risk his/her life and gets poorer?
  • Majority of the thousands of Nigerian girls and women in prostitution and domestic servitude in Europe, Africa, America and Middle Eastern countries are victims of human trafficking who were deceived of greener pastures and opportunities in those countries.
  • Women and Children who are trafficked especially for domestic labour and commercial sex work are also victims of sexual abuse and are:

        i)   Vulnerable to contacting HIV/AIDS?       

        ii)  Human trafficking is an offence in Nigeria and any person caught,              is liable on conviction to imprisonment for life?

Therefore Beware of !!!
 

  • False promises of work, Education or Marriage in the cities or abroad.
  • Offer from your community neighbours, your relative or friends or richer men and women who promise to take care of your children in the town or abroad.
  • Offer to travel to foreign countries without valid documents and relevant qualification to pursue education and vocation.
  • Transaction that are secret and involves oath taken in shrines with your body parts and blood.
  • Work that does not allow you to get all your wages personally.
  • Work that does not allow your free movement and negotiation.

Dont Be a Victim !!!

If you see any of the signs of being trafficked:
contact any of the following Organization for immediate assistance

List of Organizations that provide services and resources for trafficked victims

Organizations in Nigeria

 Women's Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) 
Tel: 01-2635331, 2635300.
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 National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffick in Persons and other Related matters (NAPTIP) 
 Tel:09-6716897
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Nigeria Police Force (NPF)
Tel: 09-2349970, 2340869, 2340424.

Nigeria Immigration Services
Tel: 01-7756418, 7928808

National Coalition Against Trafficking in Person (NACATIP)
(Headquarters in WOCON):

Idia Renaissance
Tel: 052-254998
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Girls' Power Initiative (GPI)
Tel: 052-255162
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Halt Violence Against Women (Halt VAW)
Tel: 052-252186, 256555
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Project Alert on Violence Against Women
Tel: 4933195
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Organizations outside Nigeria

Tampep
Tel: +39 011859821
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Enfants Solidaires d'Afrique et du Monde (ESAM)
Benin Republic
Tel: 229-305237
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Terres des homes
Benin Republic
Tel; 229-303002303012
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Anti-Slavery International (UK)
Tel: 44(0)207501 8920
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