The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP has assured Nigerian women that it would continue to work towards removing gender imbalance and discrimination.
The Director General, NAPTIP Julie Okah-Donli, gave the assurance in a statement in commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day. She said that the agency had taken steps to ensure that victims of human trafficking, who were mostly women, were adequately rehabilitated.
Okah-Donli described the theme of this year’s celebration which is “Balance for Better’’ is apt considering the roles of women in the country.
She said that NAPTIP under her watch had rescued more than 20,000 victims of human trafficking, emphasising that most of the victims were women.
The Director-General assured that NAPTIP would continue to implement actions and policies that would enhance a balanced and better life for Nigerian women.