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  • Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation to Fight Human Trafficking in Countries of Origin and Destination - Nigeria

    Reference

    DCI-MIGR 2010/229-815 - Thematic Programme for Migration and Asylum

    Countries/Regions

    Nigeria

    Promoter

    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC

    Budget

    770.000€ (615.000€ of EU contribution)

    Timeframe

    February 2011 – July 2012

    Partners

    International Organisation for Migration (IOM), EXIT – Organisation to combat Human Trafficking from Africa (Austria), Payoke vzw (NGO Belgium), Les Amis du Bus des Femmes (NGO France), Religiosas Adorattrices – Proyecto Esperenza (NGO Spain), Lefoe (NGO Austria), Nadeschda (NGO Germany), Slavery International (NGO U.K.), Girls Power Initiative (NGO Nigeria), NAPTIP (National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (Nigeria)

    Objectives and results

    The project aimed at opening direct channels of communication and developing standard operating procedures among law enforcement, judiciary and victim service providers in both regions. The project also contributed to preventing human trafficking by raising awareness about the complexity of the issue among relevant stakeholders and vulnerable groups.

    The following activities were implemented in the framework of the project:

    • Development of an evaluation strategy, tools and survey
    • Study visit of participants to Nigeria
    • Travelling Film Festival in three regions of Nigeria in which human trafficking is endemic (Abuja, Lagos and Edo State)
    • Two awareness raising workshops for media in conjunction with the Travelling Film Festival
    • Study visit of participants to Belgium
    • Development of Documentary Film and Film Package for European and Nigerian audiences
    • Joint workshop on operating procedures of international cooperation in Vienna, Austria
    • National follow-up workshops in each participating country
    • Evaluation and impact assessment

    Further information

    Ms. Eurídice Márquez, Counter-Trafficking Coordinator, IOM Vienna: emarquez@iom.int

    Tags

    NGO, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, International Organisation, Migration and Asylum, Law enforcement, Victims, Prevention