Some Cultural Practices are fueling Trafficking of Persons: Abia NAPTIP boss

Some Cultural Practices are fueling Trafficking of Persons: Abia NAPTIP boss

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP has blamed some cultural practices for the fueling of Trafficking of persons and violence against women and girls in society.

The head of the Agency in Abia state, Mrs Nkemdilim Okafor who disclosed this in an event to commemorate this year’s sixteen Days of Activism, a global campaign against violence against women and girls, noted that most cultures do not recognize women when it comes to inheritance, education and other empowerment, which affects their contributions to the socio political and economic development of the nation and society.

She called for an end to all this violence against women and girls, including sex based violence, and physical, which has social psychological health economic consequences.

The NAPTIP boss disclosed that the agency is currently prosecuting some traffickers arrested and has also rescued victims and rehabilitated some of them with empowerment skills, and urged parents not to give out their children to traffickers who will promise them their children heaven and earth, but end up abusing them for sex business, organ harvest among others.

She announced that the agency has been up and sensitizing communities, markets, schools, and traditional institutions in the state to achieve a better result in the fight against the trafficking of persons which is a heinous crime.

Mrs Okafor advised people to always contact the agency in the state on the telephone no 091 55 818805 in any incident of Trafficking for quick response.

She also advised parents not to engage their children and ward in activities that will expose them to being traffickers, but to send them to school, to enhance their future.

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