Human trafficking is a serious issue that affects millions of people around the world. It is the exploitation of people through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of labor, sexual exploitation, or other forms of exploitation. Children are particularly vulnerable to trafficking because they may not have the knowledge or resources to protect themselves.
On the 7th to 8th December 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 a two-day capacity building workshop on child protection.
The event which took place in Maiduguri, Borno State was organized for members of Network of CSOs Against Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), NAPTIP, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Ministry of Labour and International Federation of Women Lawyers in the northeastern states of Nigeria.
Speaking during the opening session, Mrs Nurat Lawal, the technical advisor on protection and the representative of A-TIPSOM Team, said that the training was aimed at enhancing the capacity of participants in providing safe and secure housing, medical care, and other support services to children who have been rescued from trafficking, and well as ensuring that their rights are protected.