First Person: Want to thwart human traffickers? Just add water

As I soon found out, they weren’t the only girls who had met traffickers while fetching water.

The water challenge

Every year thousands of Nigerian women and children are taken to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere in Africa and forced into prostitution and involuntary domestic servitude.

Campaigners in Madinatu camp spread the word about the threat posed by traffickers.

Raising awareness

“The more you hear these messages, the better prepared you are to take on traffickers.”

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