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2021 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: VICTIMS’ VOICES LEAD THE WAY… with U.S Embassy and Others…

In their attempts to receive aid, many victims of human trafficking have encountered misinformation or misunderstanding due to ignorance. During identification interviews and legal proceedings, they have endured painful post-rescue experiences. Some have been re-victimized and punished for crimes that their traffickers compelled them to commit. Others have been stigmatized or have received insufficient support. This year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons campaign’s theme emphasizes the necessity of listening to and learning from human trafficking survivors. They are critical in devising efficient methods to prevent this crime, as well as finding and rescuing victims and assisting them in their rehabilitation.

To commemorate the 2021 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the American Centre, U.S Embassy Abuja in collaboration with Devatop Centre for Africa Development; Women Trafficking and Child Labor Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF); Media Coalition & Awareness to Halt Trafficking (MeCAHT); and the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) will be hosting a virtual panel discussion on: “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way”. During the discussion, survivors of human trafficking will share their experiences and make suggestions that will lead to a more victim-centered and effective approach in combating human trafficking.

TOPIC: “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way”

WHERE? Facebook Live/ Zoom

WHEN? Thursday, August 5, 2021

TIME? 11:00am WAT (11:00am Nigeria Time)

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