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Nigeria Background

The Africa Division of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative is the implementing partner for USAID/Nigeria’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons (TIP) program. The primary objectives of the 2 year program, which started in March 2006, are to help build the anti-TIP capacity of law enforcement agencies and to help provide support to traffic victims.

To achieve these goals, the Nigeria office has worked in cooperation with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Immigration Service, the National Judicial Institute, and local NGOs in a wide range of programs including:

  1. Providing anti-TIP training for prosecutors, ,judges, police officers, and immigration officers.
  2. Developing anti-TIP curriculum materials for the police and immigration training institutions.
  3. Providing training for counselors at NAPTIP shelters in counseling skills, trauma and post-traumatic stress management
  4. Providing logistical support to the NAPTIP Shelter in Lagos