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ActionAid says poverty, others cause human trafficking

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ActionAid Nigeria has identified poverty, limited education and insecurity as some of the main factors leading people, especially women and girls, into trafficking.

This was contained in a statement signed by the country director, Ene Obi, and made available to journalists in Lokoja to commemorate the World Day Against Trafficking In Persons.

The human rights organisation that works with poor and excluded groups, promoting their rights and empowering people living in poverty, called for a multi-sectoral approach and collaboration to tackle the menace.

According to the group, efforts to tackle human trafficking must focus on addressing the causes of poverty in the society, working to ensure that every Nigerian, especially women and girls, has opportunity to live a life of dignity and make social progress.


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