World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2023
Theme: ”Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind”
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria lends its voice in commemoration of the 2023 International Day Against Human Trafficking, which falls annually on the 30th of July. FIDA Nigeria joins the United Nations System and all world organizations to raise awareness under the global theme ”Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind”
According to the United Nations, “leaving people behind” in the context of trafficking in persons, means failure to end the exploitation of trafficked victims; failing to support victim-survivors once they are free from their traffickers, and leaving identifiable groups vulnerable to traffickers.
In commemorating the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, FIDA Nigeria organized a Webinar themed ”The Scourge of Trafficking In Person: X-raying Linkages With Gender Based Violence And Illegal Adoption”
Statistics show that 7 out of 10 human-trafficked victims are women and girls. The impact of this scourge poses a huge menace and causes the loss of basic human rights; loss of one’s childhood; disruption in families, and overwhelming and devastating mental health consequences.
FIDA Nigeria will continue to do all it can to fight against human trafficking in all forms and will continue to partner with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to ensure that women and children live in a society free from all forms of exploitation and abuse.
FIDA NIGERIA resolutely and firmly stands against all forms of human trafficking and calls on the Government, Law Enforcement Agencies, the Public Sector, and all Civil Society Organisations to assess and enhance their efforts to strengthen the prevention, identification, and support of victims, while also striving to end impunity in this regard.
Every human being matters, let us respect their dignity. Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind!!!
Amina Suzanah Agbaje (Mrs.)
Country Vice President/National President