To ensure that Civil society organizations are well equipped with adequate knowledge in protections and assistance to victims of human trafficking and smuggled migrants, on 17th to 19th November, 2020, the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP) organized a three(3) day Training Workshop to build the capacity of thirty (30) members of Network of CSos Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL).
The training which is part of the Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Nigeria (A-TIPSOM) project, funded by European Union, was organized to build the capacity of practitioners and service providers in providing effective and efficient (protection and assistance) services to victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants; and to mainstream gender sensitivity into the care of victims.
According to the A-TIPSOM Technical Advisor on Protection, Mrs. Nurat Lawal, the workshop will enable the Civil Society Organizations who are majorly located in the grassroots to have adequate knowledge on protection and treatment of victims of trafficking and other vulnerable.
While making his welcoming remark, the team leader of A-TIPSOM Nigeria, Mr. Rafael Rios emphasized on the need to strengthen the protection of victims, hence the reason for the workshop. He said, FIIAPP is here to support Nigerian agencies and organizations to improve their services to trafficked persons.
The National President of NACTAL, Mr. Abdulganiyu Abubakar, commended European Union and FIIAPP for the A-TIPSOM Project, and enjoined the participants to leverage on the workshop to build their knowledge on protection and assistance to victims.
A-TIPSOM is a project funded by the EU and implemented by FIIAPP with the aim of reducing the trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants at national and regional level and between Nigeria and the EU with specific emphasis on women and children.