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Tenders open to address modern slavery in Nigeria

19 May 2015, 18:55

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.

Also read: Platini delighted soccer's 'modern-day slavery' is ending

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 begging.

- CAJ News

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