Register to Attend Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Training – Lagos State
Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but there exist more people in the modern slavery than any other time in human history. Human trafficking is the second largest crime industry in the world with a yearly income of $32 billion dollars generated from the exploitation of 27 million victims. According to Global Slavery Index Report 2013, Nigeria has 701, 032 victims and is among ten countries with highest estimated number of victims of human trafficking while the 2014 report shows that Nigeria has 834,200 victims.
There is hardly any family that is not touched by the effect of human trafficking, rape, violence against children, violence against women, gender inequality, and others.
Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing”; and Canadian writer and journalist Dr. Reuven Bulka remarked “If we don’t stand up for this and these atrocities continue to happen, we can’t justify ourselves, and we can’t explain to our kids how we were silent when this thing happened.”
We need more people that will do something to combat or prevent human trafficking. There is an urgent need to raise more advocates and trainers who will be in the forefront of combating human trafficking, gender-based violence, rape, violence against women & children. We need passionate people to take strategic actions against these evils in their communities and states. However, no one needs to wait till he/she is directly touched by effects of these human rights abuses before taking action.
Hence, Devatop Centre for Africa Development (the operator of The Academy for Prevention of Human Trafficking and Other Related Matters) in partnership with Infinity Foundation, Fight Against Child Trafficking and Walk Against Rape plan to train 50 anti-human trafficking advocates in Lagos state, who will be in the forefront of combating human trafficking and other related matters.
The training is meant for human right activists, youth, women, educators, journalists, tertiary students, legal practitioners, law enforcement agents, religious leaders, medical/health professionals, and media professionals.
Date: Saturday, 14th May, 2016
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: 51/52 Ijaiye Road, beside UBA Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria
Anti-human trafficking training is meant to teach participants the nature of human trafficking in Nigeria, and expose them to practical ways of combating it. Successful participants will be issued certificates of advocacy.
To participate in this training with The Academy for Prevention of Human Trafficking and Other Related Matters (TAPHOM), register here: http://goo.gl/forms/JJ3Yr3o9eK
Only 50 people will be selected for the training.