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Baby Factories Are a New Avenue for Illegal Adoption and Human Trafficking

Baby Factories Are a New Avenue for Illegal Adoption and Human Trafficking

Infant commodification and human trafficking are on the rise in many African countries. One avenue for human trafficking of this kind are ‘baby factories’ where women of childbearing-age are forced into pregnancy for purposes of selling their children. This type of internment subjects the mother and the child to unspeakable trauma, violence and abuse. The […]

Bangladesh Appoints Ex-Judge To Tackle Backlog Of Trafficking Cases

Bangladesh Appoints Ex-Judge To Tackle Backlog Of Trafficking Cases

More than 4,000 cases are awaiting trial under a 2012 law that criminalised trafficking, according to police records – Bangladesh said on Monday it has appointed a former judge to advise on how to clear a huge backlog of trafficking cases after coming under international pressure to do more to tackle the crime. Bangladesh has […]

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

Nigeria, Niger Sign Anti-Human Trafficking Pact

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and its Niger Republic counterpart have signed a pact to eliminate the menace in both countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NAPTIP signed the agreement with Nigerien Agency Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ANLTP/TIM) at a dinner event […]

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Trapped In The Bondage Of Greener Pastures – ‘I Am Not For Sale’

Thousands of Nigerian women and girls are lured to Europe each year by the promise of work, but end up trapped in debt bondage and forced to sell sex Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency is trying a new approach to preventing women’s exploitation abroad by sharing inspirational stories of women who made it at home, it said […]

Anti-Trafficking Agency Sacks Six Staff For Demanding Sex, Bribes From Suspects

Anti-Trafficking Agency Sacks Six Staff For Demanding Sex, Bribes From Suspects

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has sacked six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct. NAPTIP’s head of press and public relations unit, Stella Nezan, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. Mrs Nezan explained that the offences committed by the officers included arranging […]

The Plot To Exploit Girls, Sell Sex In Russia

The Plot To Exploit Girls, Sell Sex In Russia

 Human traffickers are planning to exploit relaxed Russian visa controls for next month’s World Cup to sell Nigerian women into sex work, state officials and anti-slavery activists said. Officials in Nigeria said they had intelligence showing plans were well underway to traffic local women into Russia for the football tournament, exploiting a move by Moscow […]

School Children Alerted To Human Trafficking

School Children Alerted To Human Trafficking

 Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Valencia Uiras forewarned children at the After School Centre in Katutura against human trafficking by getting in touch with the wrong people on the internet. Uiras said, “Don’t go do funny things on the computers and get connected with people you don’t know. We […]

Increasing Rate Of Trafficking Calls For An Address

Increasing Rate Of Trafficking Calls For An Address

As part of measures to address the increasing cases of abuse against women, the Media Initiative Against Human Trafficking and Women Rights Abuse (MIAHWRA) has held its maiden edition of Every Woman Listen, a monthly broadcast hangout of professionals tackling human rights and women abuse issues. Discussants on the maiden panel included Mrs. Teena Obong, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Lost Angels

LOUD WHISPERS: The Lost Angels

A few days ago, I received a message on WhatsApp from a friend. There was a video he wanted me to look at and do something about. I don’t like it when I am bombarded with dozens of meaningless videos, photos and other visuals on WhatsApp, but I have resigned myself to their inevitability. I […]

Women Are Major Victims Of Trafficking In Sub-saharn Africa -UN

Women Are Major Victims Of Trafficking In Sub-saharn Africa -UN

No less than two-thirds of trafficked victims are women and girls while one-third of the victims of human trafficking are children, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, said on Wednesday. UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, disclosed this on Wednesday at the launch of the 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. According […]

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