Switzerland Supports Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Victims of Human Trafficking in Nigeria

ABUJA, 18 May 2015. The State Secretariat for Migration of Switzerland has recently approved for funding a project for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to support the Government of Nigeria in strengthening access to justice and safe reintegration for victims of human trafficking.

Given its strong working relationship with national and international counterparts, and the expertise and capacity in preventing and combatting human trafficking, UNODC is uniquely placed to support the Government of Nigeria in addressing this crime.

The 18 month 'Support and Capacity Building to NAPTIP on Strengthening Access to Justice and Victim Support' project has the overall objective of improving the organizational, operational and management capacities of law enforcement officers, counsellors and social workers to deal with cases of TIP and SOM in Nigeria, in particular in the fields of access to justice and victim support.

The project will essentially strengthen the capacity of the officers to support trafficked victims in two trafficking endemic states of Edo and Lagos. The project will empower 36 victims of trafficking with economically viable skills and support their re-integration into the community. It will also increase the capacity of counsellors and social workers to provide care and support; and increase the capacity of law enforcement officers to support victims in getting access to justice. Partner organizations under the project are the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic In Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP); Network of Civil Society Organizations Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL); Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The project will contribute to and complement the larger project 'Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria by Combating and Reducing Irregular Migration that occurs, inter alia, through TIP and SOM' being funded by the European Union and currently being implemented by UNODC.

The funding of the project is part of an extensive cooperation in the field of migration between Nigeria and Switzerland within the framework of the Swiss-Nigerian Migration Partnership.  

For more information, please contact:


Sylvester Atere

Telephone: +234 701 683 9158+234 701 683 9158, + 234 8032647975+ 234 8032647975

E-mail: sylvester.atere@unodc.org

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Switzerland Supports Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Victims of Human Trafficking in Nigeria

 

ABUJA, 18 May 2015. The State Secretariat for Migration of Switzerland has recently approved for funding a project for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to support the Government of Nigeria in strengthening access to justice and safe reintegration for victims of human trafficking.

 

Given its strong working relationship with national and international counterparts, and the expertise and capacity in preventing and combatting human trafficking, UNODC is uniquely placed to support the Government of Nigeria in addressing this crime.

 

The 18 month 'Support and Capacity Building to NAPTIP on Strengthening Access to Justice and Victim Support' project has the overall objective of improving the organizational, operational and management capacities of law enforcement officers, counsellors and social workers to deal with cases of TIP and SOM in Nigeria, in particular in the fields of access to justice and victim support.

 

The project will essentially strengthen the capacity of the officers to support trafficked victims in two trafficking endemic states of Edo and Lagos. The project will empower 36 victims of trafficking with economically viable skills and support their re-integration into the community. It will also increase the capacity of counsellors and social workers to provide care and support; and increase the capacity of law enforcement officers to support victims in getting access to justice. Partner organizations under the project are the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic In Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP); Network of Civil Society Organizations Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL); Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

 

The project will contribute to and complement the larger project 'Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria by Combating and Reducing Irregular Migration that occurs, inter alia, through TIP and SOM' being funded by the European Union and currently being implemented by UNODC.

 

The funding of the project is part of an extensive cooperation in the field of migration between Nigeria and Switzerland within the framework of the Swiss-Nigerian Migration Partnership.   

 

For more information, please contact:


Sylvester Atere

Telephone: +234 701 683 9158, + 234 8032647975

E-mail: sylvester.atere@unodc.org