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In collaboration with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), the National Judicial Institute, the police, and immigration, the Africa Division of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative organized trainings in different parts of the country for members of the bar and the bench; police officers who will act as trainers in the various Police training schools in the country; and immigration officers from the anti-human trafficking units of the immigration services and trainers in the immigration training schools.
The training programs included presentations on:
The objectives of the trainings are to:
The Nigeria office of the Rule of Law Initiative supported the anti-trafficking unit of the Nigerian Police force in the development of anti-TIP curriculum materials for the Police training schools. The Africa Division is also working in collaboration with the Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labor unit of the Nigeria Immigration Services to develop anti-TIP curriculum materials for the NIS training schools.
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative's Nigeria office has provided training to NAPTIP’s counseling staff to build their capacity to assist TIP victims, who are received at the various NAPTIP shelters, to recover from the trauma of having been trafficked.
The objectives of the workshop were to enable the counselors to:
The workshop included sessions on:
The Africa Division of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative has provided support to the NAPTIP shelter in Lagos to help meet the basic logistical needs of the shelter residents, including food, personal toiletries, etc.
Through partnerships with NAPTIP Benin and Idia Renaissance, a local NGO in Benin City, the Africa Division of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative has provided assistance for vocational training programs for TIP victims in Benin City. The courses include catering, fashion design, and computer training. These skills will help prevent victims to become economically self sufficient, and thereby reduce their risk of being re-trafficked.