EU ANTI-TRAFFICKING DAY 2022: FIIAPP SENSITIZES 250 WOMEN ON COUNTERING HUMAN TRAFFICKING￼
To mark this year’s EU Anti-Trafficking Day, on 17th 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, in Nigeria A-TIPSOM (funded by European Union) organized sensitization workshop at National Women Centre Abuja.
More than 250 women across the six council areas in the Federal Capital Territory participated at the event. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Godwin Morka, A-TIPSOM National Expert and Mrs Helen Netuge Williams, Gender Expert who trained the women on factors and indicators of human trafficking; and the role women in combating the scourge.
Hajiya Maimuna Mani Yanogra, the representative of the Director General of National Centre for Women Development appreciated FIIAPP and European Union for their various works towards protecting women and girls from human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.
“Everyone has a role to play in combating human trafficking and women should take a stand against this crime”, she said.
In an opening remark, the Institutional Coordinator of FIIAPP, Mr Jose-Antonio Nsang, 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.
Ms Patricia Gomez Lancano, the first secretary of Spanish Embassy Abuja and Mrs. Imabong Sanusi-Ladipo, the Zonal Coordinator of NACTAL, charged Nigerian women to play significant roles in preventing human trafficking in their communities.
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