Trafficking: UN begins community based campaign to protect women


FILE PHOTO: Victims of human trafficking

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has commenced a community based campaign Project called “Reality Check” to curb trafficking of women in Nigeria.

Mrs Melita Sunjic, UNHCR Head of the Unit Communicating with Communities, Vienna, said this during the presentation of the “Reality Check Campaign Project” with relevant stakeholders in Abuja.

She said that the UNHCR have discovered that over time, campaign slogan and materials had not really had much impact in the attitudinal change of its target audience.

According to her, the community based campaign project would be targeted at real life stories of victims to expose the youths on the dangers of the journey.

She said that the community campaign is centered on communities reaction and their various pattern of communication, noting that the reaction of the…

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