Joseph Effiong Inyang, Johnmark Oscar and Abanukam Johnkennedy are National Youth Corps Members serving in Abaji Council Area, in Federal Capital Territory. They were part of 40 youth that were trained by Devatop Centre for Africa Development with support from U.S Embassy Nigeria. the Trio (Joseph, Johnmark and Johnkennedy), among others were trained as anti-human trafficking advocates and empowered to carryout community project against human trafficking. They carried out six projects and educated 1648 students and religious members at Abaji Council Area. Below is an interview with the three passionate youth: Describe your take action project, its location, and number of people you impacted. (What else do you want us to know about your Take Action?) Our take action proje
Anti-human trafficking advocacy training is organized to equip young people as advocates, and empower them to carryout community projects to combat human trafficking. It is a Pass-It-On project by The Executive Director of Devatop Centre for Africa Development, Joseph Osuigwe who was recently supported by the United State Embassy Nigeria to attend the International Human Trafficking Conference which held at the University of Toledo, Ohio State, United States of America. Globally, United States of America has set a pace in the fight against human trafficking. Through her embassy in Nigeria, U.S government has supported so many projects, including initiatives that focus on addressing human trafficking and other human rights. As part of his community service, Joseph Osuigwe with su
Human Trafficking remains the greatest threatening human rights issue in Nigeria. The government has used different approaches to combat human trafficking but it seemed that more young people are getting trapped to by traffickers. Human trafficking has continued to thrive in shadow and silence of so many in Nigeria. To reinforce its effort to combating human trafficking, United States Embassy supported Joseph Osuigwe, a Nigerian anti-human trafficking advocate and Executive Director of Devatop Centre for Africa Development to attend the International Human Trafficking Conference at University of Toledo, Ohio State, United States of America. The conference which is one of the largest gatherings of anti-human trafficking experts globally is a platform that brings over 2000 researchers,
Following the take action campaign embarked upon in the South East Region of Nigeria to sensitize the population of residents within the region, a tremendous success has been achieved leading to the capture of a major Trafficking Kingpin within Anambra State. This happened after a successful Take action and empowerment of the citizens at Nnewi using a radio talk show by Devatop at the 91.9 Authority FM and a training/Sensitization Campaign at Nnewi in secondary schools. The Radio program with the Program Manager Arinze Egemonye and supported by IzuGodson Udemezue a Devatop Volunteer, which also featured call-in by listeners reached out to over 200,000 participants leading to engagement of all categories of people who were enlightened on the meaning of human trafficking, the dangers of Tr...
In recent years, government efforts to identify and combat human trafficking – also known as modern slavery – have benefitted from increased engagement with the private sector. Growing awareness within the tourism, transportation, financial and technology sectors has allowed professionals in these industries to develop the ability to spot instances of human trafficking and to know what to do when they see it. Private sector engagement can be a powerful tool to combat human trafficking and expanding the dialogue to include industry representatives and business leaders will broaden and strengthen the coalition to combat trafficking. Hence, on 18th October, 2017 the Washington DC held a Webchat and was viewed at her embassies in over 140 countries. Lead Discussant at United Stat
On the 25th August 2017, about 35 volunteers of Devatop Centre for Africa Development were trained as Advocates against Human Trafficking The essence of the training was to encourage the spirit of volunteerism and also to involve volunteers to take action to stop human Trafficking and to tackle the use of juju on victims of sex trafficking. Keynote speakers on the various subjects included three anti-human trafficking experts from National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and Devatop Centre for Africa Development. Speaking at the training, Mr Desmond Garba, Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer of NAPTIP, educated the volunteers on the meaning of human trafficking, causes of human trafficking, and its effects on victims and the nation. Mrs
1. According to U.S Department of State, Nigeria is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children subjected to trafficking in persons including forced labor and forced prostitution. 2. Trafficked Nigerian women and children are recruited from rural areas within the country’s borders − women and girls for involuntary domestic servitude and sexual exploitation, and boys for forced labor in street vending, domestic servitude, mining, and begging. 3. An average Nigerian thinks that human trafficking is only when girls and women are forcefully moved from Nigeria to Europe, like Italy. They also think that human trafficking is a foreign issue. 4. An important characteristic of the Nigerian sex trafficking system is the use by the traffickers of threats of voodoo
“To cut off the sensitive sexual organ of a girl is directly against the honesty of nature, a distortion to her womanhood, and an abuse of her fundamental human right”- Joseph Osuigwe Chidiebere “The best way to make a girl to abstain from pre-marital sex is not by cutting her genital, but by educating and mentoring her” – Joseph Osuigwe Chidiebere “Together we can build a nation where there is zero tolerance to female genital mutilation”- Joseph Osuigwe Chidiebere “Girls are well created, and it is unnecessary and irrelevant to cut any part of their bodies”- Joseph Osuigwe Chidiebere “You or any of your family members may not have practiced female genital mutilation, but that is not enough reason to keep silent about it. You need to speak out against it to discourage oth
FGM is a violation of human rights of women and girls. FGM is a form of violence against women and girls. FGM is prohibited/banned in by Federal Government of Nigeria FGM has no health benefit to women and girls, it causes harm. FGM causes infections, difficult in delivery, and newborn deaths. FGM is not a preparation for adulthood; it is a distortion to woman hood. FGM does not make a woman more fertile or fidel: There is no evidence that women who have been mutilated are more faithful or better wives than those who have not undergone the procedure. There is also no evidence that women who experience female genital mutilation are likely to bear more children than those who have not undergone the practice. Rather, women who have undergone FGM experience difficult in...
Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. About 20 million women and girls in Nigeria have undergone female genital mutilation, 10% of the global total. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a human rights issue that affects girls and women worldwide. FGM is recognized worldwide as a fundamental violation of the human rights of girls and women. Imo state is among the 6 states in Nigeria with high prevalence of female genital mutilation. Because of the harm and negative implications of female genital mutilation, countries around the world are taking action to end the practice, and the federal government of Nigeria has bann