Assistance and protection are key aspect of anti-trafficking work and the provision of safe shelter is central in the assistance work of many organizations. Moreover, different international instruments call for the provision of shelters for trafficked persons serve as a “one stop” access to many services, are often seen as the most appropriate solution for meeting the various needs of victims of trafficking.
To improve and ensure effective service delivery for trafficked persons, the International Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), under the by Action Against Trafficking in Person and Smuggling of Migrants (A-TIPSOM) with funds from the European Union upgraded and refurbished Seventeen (17) shelters across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.
As part of the activities to enhance the capacity of shelter officials on effective ways of managing the shelter facilities and providing adequate care for victims, on the 19th to 21st April 2022, FIIAPP organized a three (3) capacity building workshop on Shelter Management for NAPTIP and NACTAL Personnel in the South East and South South Region.
The workshop which was attended by over 61 participants from Imo State, Enugu State, Anambra State,Abia State, Ebonyi State, Cross Rivers, Edo State, Delta State, Benue State, Rivers State, Bayelsa State and Akwa Ibom State was targeted at aquianting personal with necessary knowledge and skills to plan, administer and manage shelter activities.
Speaking during the event in Calabar, the Team leader of A-TIPSOM Project, Mr. Rafael Rios Molina said that the workshop was also meant to build the capacity of service providers on providing effective and efficient protection and assistant services to trafficked persons. He further stated that the workshop will educate participants on mainstreaming of gender-sensitivity in the plan management of shelters.