Lagos - The British High Commission has opened invitations
for tender for organisations to bid for public enlightenment projects on ending
modern slavery in human trafficking concerning Nigerians.
Non-governmental organisations, relevant charities or
private sector organisations can bid for the two tenders.
The application process will close on June 13.
“This project is specifically targeted to raise awareness to
the Nigerian public on the modern forms and negative aspects of human
trafficking in Nigeria,” the High Commission stated.
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Modern slavery refers to the institutions of slavery that
continue to exist in the present day.
Estimates of the number of slaves today range from around 21
million to 29 million.
Nigeria is said to have 701 000, by 2013 estimates, the
highest-affected country in the continent.
Nigeria is also source, transit, and destination country for
women and children subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically conditions
of forced labor and forced prostitution.
Trafficked Nigerian women and children are recruited from
rural areas within the country’s borders − women and girls for
involuntary domestic servitude and forced commercial sexual exploitation, and
boys for forced labor in street vending, domestic servitude, mining and
- CAJ News