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Human trafficking is present in all countries around the world but not in the same way. In order to understand and solve the trafficking in Nigeria, there is a need to get to the root of the matter

Ebere Akadiri

The Objectives of “Keep Dignity Alive” project

Awareness:

Create awareness of the dangers and methods of human trafficking in Nigeria

Empowerment:

Provision of entrepreneurship and life skills education for victims of trafficking and vulnerable youths

Education:

Train schools and communities to detect and prevent trafficking

Resource Centre:

Partner with International organisations to provide learning resources for local NGOs working in the field of human trafficking in Nigeria

WHY KEEP DIGNITY ALIVE?

 

Nigeria has become one of the leading African countries in human trafficking with internal, cross-border and cross-country trafficking (UNESCO). Thousands of Nigerian women have been forced into labour and prostitution in European countries, such as Italy, Spain and the Netherlands – with a population of approximately 10,000 women in Italy alone.

 

Many Nigerian women seek greener pastures outside the shores of Nigeria. This type of migration arises because of economic hardships experienced due to the high unemployment rate in Nigeria (~16% for women, and ~25% for the age group 15 – 24). In the process of looking for a way out of this difficulty, many women have fallen victims to false international immigration promises which, in most cases, turn out to be the entry point to slavery and human trafficking. They unknowingly enter a contract to repay their agents, who later subject them to all sorts of inhumane treatment, including prostitution, to repay their captors.

 

The situation of trafficking of young Nigerian women and children is not only undignified, but also causes death and exploitations during the journey. The 26 Nigerian women bodies retrieved from the Mediterranean sea and buried in Italy are said to have been victims of trafficking.

 

Beauty In Every Life’s Keep Dignity Alive project is set up to tackle the spate of trafficking, criminality and hunger by educating and empowering Nigerian youths to come out of poverty and step into further education or self-employment. We achieve this goal by creating awareness on the dangers of trafficking and educating Nigerian youths on the signs and prevention of trafficking. We also provide an alternative value proposition through life skills and entrepreneurship education.

Project Strategies

As a part of its prevention strategy, BIEL reaches out to communities conducting public awareness campaigns, workshops and media campaigns.

BIEL seeks to partner with international organisations to provide anti-trafficking training for school teachers and students in Nigeria.

To pursue a door-to-door campaign, media campaign, town hall meetings and solidarity march to draw greater sustained attention to the tragedy of human trafficking.

To create advocacy programs to get more people in decision making positions to enact policies that can prevent these problems.

CONTACT BIEL

Van Hoeylaan 29, 2594CN, The Hague

Email: info@beautyineverylife.org

 

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