Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Certificate
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. Nigeria ranked the 4th nation in the world that has the highest number of victims of human trafficking, with an estimate of 701 032.

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 in collaboration with Infinity Foundation and Fight Against Child Trafficking Initiative 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.

Date: Saturday, 14th May, 2016
Time: 9.30am
Venue: 51/52 Ijaiye Road, Ogba Lagos State'

After the training, participants would be expected to:
1. Carryout a step down training in their communities, anti-human trafficking campaign or any form of anti-human trafficking projects (like art show against human trafficking, music show against human trafficking, talk show against human trafficking, road show against human trafficking, fundraising for The Academy for Prevention of Human Trafficking, etc)
2. Observe, monitor, and report human trafficking incidences in Lagos state
3. Prevent occurrence of human trafficking in Lagos state.
3. Organize 2016 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons in Lagos, on 22nd to 23rd July.

Note: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons planning committee will be formed during the training.

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11. Would you like to be among the technical/planning committee for 2016 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons which will hold on 22nd -23rd July.? *
What kind of event will you suggest for the commemoration of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons?
The theme for this year's World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is #TakeAction. There is an urgent need for citizens, groups, organizations, businesses, government, etc to take action against human trafficking. Over the years, anti-human trafficking projects have faced lack of funding, volunteerism, promotion, etc. This year, a lot can be done to promote the fight against human trafficking. Taking Action against human trafficking can involve the following: (Donate, Volunteer, Campaign, Exhibition against human trafficking, music show against human trafficking, fundraising event for anti-human trafficking projects, conference on human trafficking, etc). There is no limit to what one can do to combat human trafficking.

Lagos state will be taking a lead in this year's World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, to show the world that Nigeria is committed to combating human trafficking in Africa.

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