Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Training as a Tool for Equipping Young People for Advocacy and Social Action in Nigeria
September 22 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Room 2592
Young people are more vulnerable to human trafficking and are oftentimes the victims; hence they need to advocate against this human rights issue. The Academy for Prevention of Human Trafficking and Other Matters was created to raise consciousness of this issue and to develop the potential of young people as anti-human trafficking advocates.
One hundred and twenty young people (aged 17 to 40) from six states in Nigeria were selected through online and offline registration to participate in the training. Participants were equipped with advocacy skills, toolkits and information materials. They were expected to carry out anti-human trafficking advocacy in their various communities within six months after their training and give reports.
Results from the evaluation showed that 95 percent of the participants engaged in strategic anti-human trafficking advocacy and social action through the following approaches: media campaign, community sensitization, school awareness, radio talk, publication of articles, etc. Few participants reported incidences of human trafficking or the identification of victims. Through the training, participants developed a sense of responsibility to combating human trafficking. Anti-human trafficking advocacy training has been effective in equipping young people with how to carry out advocacy and social action. The participants used available resources that were inexpensive yet made a difference in their communities.
This presentation explains how anti-human trafficking advocacy training empowered young people to effectively engage in advocacy and social action