Human Traffic Watch

Nigeria: Rehabilitating Victims of Human Trafficking, Child Labour

In Awareness, Child Labor, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking on August 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm

The establishment of the NRM is necessitated by the need for various actors in human trafficking to set up channels of collaboration in order to have an effective response to the needs of victims of human trafficking and forced labour.

At a two-day National Consultative Meeting for the Development of National Referral Mechanism for Nigeria, ILO Director for Nigeria, Ms. Sina Chuma-Mkandawire, said the establishment of NRM will enhance effective and proper communication amongst organisations providing services to victims of human trafficking.

Chuma-Mkandawire represented by ILO National Programme Coordinator, Mrs. Chinyere Emeka-Anuna, noted that though some form of cooperation and collaboration existed between the different actors (State and Non-state), a NRM was not yet sufficiently institutionalised in the country.

According to her, the first step towards achieving this was the establishment of a task force to facilitate an institutionalised and operational NRM in order to strengthen the capability of the country to provide adequate indentification, assistance and protection, based on international human rights standards, to all victims of human trafficking regardless of nationality, ethnicity, age, race or gender.

Source: All Africa

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