E-WIN Director on human trafficking and its effects on gender based violence

Gender-based violence is multifaceted. While Smuggled Migrants generally face all manners of inhuman and degrading treatment, evidence suggests that women and girls easily become prey to traffickers and face a unique and most horrible experience ranging from sexual violence and exploitations to lack of health care. In the recently concluded sensitization/enlightenment campaign organized by Nigeria Immigration Services in partnership with International Center for Migration Policy Development in Enugu, EWIN Director Dr. Chiemezie Atama noted that effective actions to prevent and combat the Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) require a gender responsive approach Which will take cognizance of different needs of all gender. She called on Development partners to employ a gender transformative approach in addressing the issues of SOM, human trafficking and child labor.