According to data from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), more women than men are responsible for the majority of trafficking and adoption crimes in the nation.
Prof. Fatima Waziri-Azi, the director general of NAPTIP, said this on Thursday at the workshop being held in Awka for non-governmental organisations from the states of Anambra, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River.
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Waziri-Azi expressed sadness that women who are expected to be nurturers in society commit a higher percentage of trafficking and adoption crimes in his capacity as the agency’s Director of Training and Manpower Development.
The Agency has done well and is still doing well, striving to protect all persons against human trafficking and violence against persons through people-centred access to justice and the provision of safe spaces.
It is sad that most of the human trafficking and adoption crimes reported to the agency are committed by women.
This workshop is aimed at equipping NGOs involved in the fight against human trafficking and teaching them the social dangers of child labour, battery and other domestic crimes.
This will help address emerging issues in the trafficking of persons and illegal adoption procedures in the country.
We are advocating increased enlightenment, especially at the grassroots, where many people ignorantly give out their children and also where these crimes are mostly committed.