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Great Africa Network for Women

 Restoring human dignity

 

 

 

 

Say no to forced prostitution

 

 

Say no to slavery

 

Say no to forced labour

 

 

 

 

Say no to human trafficking

 

 

 

 

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Trafficking in persons shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use by force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving and receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs;

 

Together  against Slave Trade registered Association, express solidarity  with the kidnapped girls in Nigeria. In the context of  today's annual general meeting of the association, the Chairman Frank Heinrich, member of the German Federal  House  expressed:  “We can not watch, as those  stepped on are  humans with feet.” It is not important, whether someone is Muslim or Christian , but humans. “Every member of the association (Against Slave Trade Association ) was spontaneous  and in agreement  with the action #BRINGBACK OUR GIRLS!!!  “. They  requested along  with the demand  of others, on the Nigerian organization Boko Haram to release the girls immediately and make no further kidnappings.

Theodor-Heuss-Akademie,Gummerbach.Nov,2013.

Presenting a lecture on "Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in Africa” and a workshop on child marriage at Theodor-Heuss-Akademie, Gummerbach. Nov, 2013. The lecture was eye opening to the international PHD. and MSc. students who attended the seminar. Most of them left the seminar determined to be active in ending the 21st century slave trade going on in Africa and other parts of the world.

Recently, the spate of violence unleashed in Northern Nigeria by BOKO HARAM insurgency, especially on women  and girls assumed an alarming proportion. The abduction of over 270 girls from their school dormitory in Chikob, Borno State of Nigeria, April 2014, put Nigeria in the centre of the world.

EU nations warned to act as human trafficking worsens April 15, 2013 by Claire Rosemberg

 

Brussels warned European Union nations Monday to get a move on with adopting tough new rules against human trafficking or face sanctions as a first report on the problem showed "modern-day slavery" worsening across the bloc. 

 

The European Commission report signalled an 18 percent increase from 2008 to 2010 in identified and presumed victims of trafficking in the 27-nation EU, with the total at 23,632. "This is the sad truth," said Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem. "Men, women and children are being sold for sex, hard labour ... forced into marriages, domestic servitude, begging, or have their organs removed for trade." "What we know is just the tip of the iceberg," she added.

We give out a child for N3,000 per month 

 

A  child in any African society is highly valued and regarded as a gift of God. The importance placed on a child can be seen in meanings of names given to children.

In Africa, the survival of any marriage is tied to existence of a child in that family. No wonder, child abuse is regarded as a taboo because children are gift of God. Both Nigeria and international laws frown on all sorts of abuses on child, and such abuses attract severe penalties.

Caption: Babies in hospital photo credit: Bennett Raglin/WireImage ;By SaharaReporters, New York

Police raided a suspected baby factory in Aba, southeastern Abia, and found 32 pregnant teenage girls who were reportedly dragooned into a baby-selling business under the watch of Dr. Hyacinth Orikara of the Cross Foundation.

It was the second such arrest for Dr. Orikara who claims that his clinic is an adoption agency where girls with unwanted pregnancies receive help and the children get new parents.

But sources describe the clinic as a link in a human-trafficking ring with infants being “farmed” and sold. Police arrested Orikara last week-end on a tip-off by a concerned citizen.

 

 

Almost twenty five years (25) after the establishment of the Universal Human Rights Charter which says the dignity of a Human Being is untouchable, also, over a century after the abolition of slave trade, prostitution, especially in Africa, Europe and North America has assumed a dimension which is not only dehumanizing but also appalling. A burgeoning, international sex trade is the latest feature of globalization. 

 James Brown the godfather of soul music wrote ´Sex Machine´  in his lyrics in the 70´s, as abstract as it may have seemed in those days, little did he envisaged how this could become an endemic reality two centuries after.

@GREATAFRICA 2013