Tackling Human Trafficking and GBV
A lot of young people in Nigeria have experienced different forms of human rights abuses such as gender-based violence, exploitation, human trafficking, rape, and stigmatization and the majority of these cases go unreported. A report by the U.S. State Department has described Nigeria as a country where gross human rights violations occur at will, and according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index, there are 1.3 million victims of human trafficking in Nigeria, making it one of the countries with the highest number of human trafficking victims. Research shows that 80% of the victims of human trafficking are women and girls between the ages of 6 and 24. In addition, the incidence of gender-based violence (GBV) is growing astronomically in Nigeria, especially in the Northern sections of the country. Nearly 3 in 10 Nigerian women have experienced physical and sexual violence by the age of 15. We are providing our support to Devatop Centre for Africa Development to train young people to become advocates against human trafficking and GBV and educate up to 50,000 of their peers on how to use Devatop’s recently developed human rights abuse reporting app (known as TALKAM) to monitor and report incidences of such abuses.