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Title:Recruitment and abuse of trafficked children in south-west Nigeria
Author:Tade, Oludayo
Year:2014
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 2154-0128)
Volume:23
Issue:3
Pages:264-282
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:human trafficking
children
forced labour
child labour
domestic workers
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/10246029.2014.922107
Abstract:This article examines the recruitment and transportation of internally trafficked children from Benue State in the north-central geo-political zone of Nigeria to Oyo State in the south-western zone of Nigeria. The study is essentially qualitative: with the aid of the snowball sampling technique, in-depth interviews (IDIs) were conducted with drivers, employers and trafficking agents in two recipient communities in Ibadan. The findings show that human rights abuses manifest at the recruitment, transportation and destination phases. The human rights abuses include the recruitment of underage children for domestic work outside their immediate family environments; transportation under inhumane conditions; restriction of movement at traffickers' 'warehouses'; non-disclosure of amount payable for the services of domestic servants by agents/traffickers; exclusion of domestic servants in wage negotiations; and violence by employers. In view of these, there is a need for the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons to strengthen its internal trafficking campaign. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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