Together, a community learns how to take action against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Niger

14-08-2020

TILLABERY   Commercial transporters, border control officers, representatives of the population including youth and women's associations as well as local elected officials and the media all have a role to play in the fight against human trafficking.

During a two-day workshop, 50 participants representing these key groups gathered in Tillabéry in Niger on 28th July to learn about different forms of trafficking, related to women and children, and what action they can take to protect those vulnerable to trafficking or smuggling.

They also learned about the mechanisms for identifying and referring victims of trafficking, how to react in conflict situations and about the existing legal instruments at both the national and international levels that can be used to protect victims of trafficking.

At the end of the two days, participants were more informed about their responsibility in the fight against both crimes and more committed to better care for victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants.

 

The awareness session on trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling was organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the National Agency against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (ANLTP/TIM) through the project GLO.ACT - Global Action to Prevent and Combat Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling, funded by the Republic of Italy for a period of two years (September 2019 - September 2021).

For more information:

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/glo-act4/News/taking-action-against-human-trafficking-and-migrant-smuggling-in-niger.html

https://twitter.com/glo_act/status/1293879501991096322?s=20