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CLEEN Foundation on Tuesday, held a workshop on Gender Audit Tool Development for the Assessment of Protection Services and Shelters on Forced Migration and Humman Trafficking in the FCT, Abuja, Nigeria.

The workshop which drew participants in partnership with the UN Women drew participants drawn from the Police Oversight Agencies, National Human Rights Commission, relevant Civil Society Organisations, Safety home owners and other key stakeholders who relayed their experience and made useful contributions to the research methodology document that will be used for the audit.

Mrs. Chigozirim Okoro, the Assistant Programs Manager, Public Safety and Security CLEEN foundation, said the workshop is provide a base and reliable data aimed at improving the shelter and safety of forced migration and human trafficking in FCT, Abuja.

Chigozirim who was elated by the active participation and contributions from stakeholders, noted the level of trafficking, forced migration and even the state of some rescued victims are deplorable.

Cross Section of participants

According to her, “You know that trafficking in persons and forced migration in recent years has become sophisticated and involved layers of criminals involving parents,complex family members, friends and other unknown persons issues. It is a form of modern slavery that has continued to evolve throughout the years.

“Human Trafficking is frot with negative long-term affect which affect the victim, their families,communities and societies at large.”

The volume of young prostitutes from Nigeria, particularly from Benin, Abuja and Lagos to Italy and other European countries keeps growing and rising to the level of concern.

She said the operations of human trafficking involved agents and all sorts of people which make the victims go through diabolic processes. She added that is the highest level of de humanization.

“If you hear stories of or watch documentarues of some victims, you will be traumatized”, lamented.

Speaking, the Program Manager of UN WOMEN, Mrs Aminat Abdulrahman urged participants to critically review the research tool so as to reliable outcome.

Micheal Adeniji during presentation.

Presentation of the was made by the Lead Consultant of Training Research Change Advocacy (TRAC), Mr Micheal Adeniji, who read the contents of the tools in bits for review participants review and affirmation.

Contributions came from Representatives of UN WOMEN, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), The Nigeria Police, Daughters of Abraham, Media Coalition to Halt Human Trafficking. Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation and other stakeholders.

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