NAPTIP introduces template for reporting human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and its partners have introduced a standard reporting handbook for journalists covering human trafficking cases in Nigeria.

Professor Fatima Waziri Aji, Executive Director of NAPTIP, said the reporting handbook will go a long way in guiding journalists on how to properly report on issues surrounding human trafficking and migrant smuggling (TIPSOM).

The Directorate made this known at a two-day validation and technical finalization workshop on the Standard Reporting Handbook for Journalists and Members of Trafficking Media Units, organized by NAPTIP in partnership with the Anti-Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Operations. did. TIPSOM) and the European Union (EU) met on Tuesday in Keffi, Nasarawa State.

Waziri Aji said: “This reporting template was created based on a United Nations announcement requiring the use of specific words, language and registries applicable to human trafficking, and if you do not use them in your reporting. asks you to choose another word.” It serves no purpose and can actually denigrate the victim and create new stigma.

“The terms highlighted in our report templates do not come from NAPTIP. These terms comply with the United Nations Convention and the importance of using these templates in our reports is that they be deemed appropriate to speak about.”

Mr. Waziri Aji, who was represented at the workshop by Mr. Arinze Orakwe, Director of Training and Human Resource Development at NAPTIP, said the need for report templates is not limited to unique registries or recognized for appropriate use. He explained that it arises from the fact that there are terms that He reports on cases of human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

She said, “Validation workshops help fill gaps and validate standard operating documents.”

A-TIPSOM team leader Federico Milan said the reporting template represents the core of the A-TIPSOM project, implemented by international and Ibero international organizations, and is an important tool in the fight against human trafficking and migrant smuggling. He said that. American Foundation for Public Administration and Public Policy (GIIAP).

Speaking on behalf of Segun Sanwo at the event, he said, “The manner and manner in which human trafficking and migrant smuggling cases are reported must ensure that victims are properly protected in the process of reporting the issue. No,” he said.


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