Capacity Building on Victim-Centred and Rights-Based Approaches in The Provision of Services to Victims of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a crime and a violation of the fundamental human rights of the victims. The five (5) states in the northwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria have witnessed a surge in cross-border human trafficking and exploitation due to the large and mostly unmanned borders some of these States share with the Niger Republic. These…

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International Women’s Day: DigitAll: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality

On this year’s International Women’s Day, we reaffirm our commitment to achieving gender equality in the health and development sectors. We stand with women and girls around the world and celebrate their incredible resilience and strength. This year’s theme, DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality, highlights the power of technology to accelerate progress towards…

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Enhancing Cross-Border Co-operation on Border Management and Counter Trafficking Between Niger and Nigeria

In continuation of CHELD’s training activities for organizations (state and non-state actors) providing services to Victims of Trafficking in the Northwest, with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), we conducted a 4-day training in Kano State.   The aim of the training was to equip services with basic knowledge of service provision through…

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Rights of Mental Health Patients in Nigeria: National Mental Health Act 2021

Mental health is the aggregate of the psychological, emotional and social well-being of an individual. It is the determining factor on how we relate with each other within our society.[1] The cumulative state of a person’s mental health conditions, ultimately affects that persons behaviour. As such mental health conditions of a person go a long…

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Interactive Workshop to Outline Effective Protocol for NAPTIP VAPP Department

Centre for Health Ethics, Law and Development (CHELD) alongside the Women Arise Developmental and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI), facilitated an interactive workshop to outline effective protocols for the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). The institutional capacity-building workshop was aimed at strengthening the VAPP department of the National Agency for the Prohibition…

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Trafficking in the North-West: The Role of Service Providers in Supporting Victims of Trafficking

Trafficking in persons within states in the Northwest is on the increase.  This activity is majorly carried out on unmanned border routes. In addition, the high level of poverty, banditry and low agriculture yield which is associated with climate change, also drive human trafficking in this region. Furthermore, trafficking in persons is made easier in…

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