As part of activities to mark this year’s EU Anti-Trafficking Day, on 10th October 2022, the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) under the 11th EDF Project known as the Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, A-TIPSOM (funded by European Union) organized sensitization program at Regina Pacis College Abuja to educate over 500 female students on dangers of human trafficking and prevention tips.
In an opening remark, the representative of A-TIPSOM Team leader and the technical advisor on protection, Mrs Nurat Lawal said that the EU Anti-Trafficking Day is marked every 18th October with the aim of raising awareness on trafficking in human beings and increase the exchange of information, knowledge and best practices amongst the different actors working in this field.
The sensitization program was done through educational talk and viewing of short films on organ trafficking and trafficking through social media.
In her teaching, the, Public Enlightenment Officer from NAPTIP, Mrs. Helen Emuze spoke to the students on the overview of human trafficking and how traffickers use social media to lure teenagers into exploitation. “Teenage girls should cautious of their interactions on social media, because traffickers are roaming all the platforms looking for who to deceive with fake promises”, she said.
Also, the Zonal Coordinator of Network of CSOs Against Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), Mrs. Imabong Sanusi-Ladipo, taught the students on dangers and consequences of women trafficking, and tips to preventing the menace.
In a closing remark, the Vice Principal Admin, Sr. Christine Nze appreciated European Union, FIIAPP, NAPTIP and NACTAL for selecting their school for this year’s EU anti-trafficking awareness month. She called for more awareness for the female students.