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U.S Embassy Partners Devatop to Commemorate 2018 National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

To commemorate this year’s National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, American Center (AC), U.S Embassy Abuja in partnership with Devatop Centre for Africa Development will host a one-day interactive Discussion for CSOs, Youth, Educators, Religious Leaders, Law Enforcement Officers, and Interested Individuals to mark the 2018 National Human Trafficking Awareness day .

U.S National Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018 – Topic: Fostering Action against Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration – Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (11:00 am)

About the program: The United States Senate designated January as NationaHuman Trafficking Awareness Month. Human Trafficking Awareness Month seeks to end this slavery, return rights to individuals and make the world a safer place for all inhabitants. Over 27 millions of women, girls, men, and boys are currently victims of human trafficking globally. They are bought and sold into prostitution, labor exploitation and child pornography. For years, human trafficking has continued to thrive in shadow and in the silence of others.  80% of the victims are young people between the ages of 6 and 24 years. Nigeria is a source, destination and transit of people trafficked for sexual and labor exploitation. Also, there has been high rise in illegal migration of Nigerian youth to foreign countries, which has led to death of hundreds in Libya, Mediterranean Sea, and deserts.

Time: 11:00 am- 1:00pm

Venue: Rosa Parks Center US Embassy, Abuja

Discussants include:

  1. CP. Ojukwu Emmaneul (Rtd). Former Commissioner of Police- Kogi and Enugu State.
  2. Joseph Osuigwe,  Executive Director, Devatop Centre for Africa Development
  3. Bar. Ngozi Ikenga, Chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Abuja
  4. Mr. Arinze Orakwue, Director of Public Enlightenment, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)