Overview of the PACKING program Background: a growing number of girls and young women from Central Edo have been identified in situation of sexual exploitation in Paris. The project aims at increasing information, knowledge and awareness of stakeholders (girls, parents, local authorities, anti-trafficking stakeholders) so as to prevent and better protect girls from Central Edo.

Output 1: Migrants or potential migrants, especially children and women from Nigeria, understand the risks linked to migration and the difference with trafficking, know where to find help and are supported in case of voluntary repatriation

  • Awareness raising activities through peer education for in-school children in Edo Central on the risks linked to migration and the situation of victims of trafficking (71 schools / 5 local government areas/ 44 500 children informed)
  • Creation and diffusion of a Facebook campaign regarding migration and trafficking targeting girls living in Edo state, especially in rural areas (93,000 young girls reached)
  • Assistance to children and women who have returned to Nigeria in collaboration with IOM (10 young women)

Output 2: The civil society and the local authorities in Nigeria have a better understanding of the situation of migrants and the risks of trafficking, especially for Nigerian children and women coming from remote areas, and facilitate the prevention of the risks and their protection in case of abuse

  • Awareness of community members through film screening and radio programs in Edo Central Senatorial district in Nigeria (5 local government areas, 1,000 community stakeholders + 260,000 persons from the general population)
  • Support to projects to reduce the vulnerability of children to human being trafficking in Nigeria in order to prevent their recruitment (50 young girls)

Output 3: The stakeholders contributing to the trafficking of human beings of Nigerian children and women, their roles and their interactions are better identified in order to support and ensure the implementation of the objectives of the 3 Ps of the Palermo Protocol (Prevention, Protection and Prosecution) and the Geneva Convention (in contributing to a better evaluation of the risks of persecution in case of return)

  • Research on the Ayelala Temples, the women’s groups and the “cultists” gangs in Edo State and their link to criminal networks involved in trafficking of human beings (1 research, 3 articles)
  • Dissemination conference on the results of the research with participants from the local authorities and the civil society in Europe and Nigeria (1 conference, 50 participants)

Presentation of PACKING partners

ECPAT France is a French-based organization affiliated to the ECPAT international network aiming to combat the sexual exploitation of children in the world. It coordinates the PACKING project.

 

“Les Amis du bus des femmes” is a French community-based NGO working with and for sex workers. One of their priorities is the fight against trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Girl’s Power Initiative (GPI) is a Nigerian non-governmental organization founded to address the challenges facing girls in the Nigerian society and equip them with information, skill and opportunities for action to grow into self-actualized young women.

IFRA Nigeria is a research institute in social sciences and humanities. The Institute operates from the University of Ibadan (Institute of African Studies). Over the past few years, the research orientation of IFRA has revolved around problems of democratic transition, urban violence, restructuring of educational systems in Africa, transborder studies, religious networks, urban management and the politics of violence.

The CNRS (“National Center for Scientific Research”), is a French public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.

The Call for consultation

We are looking for a consultant to conduct the final evaluation of the program. The consultant is expected to suggest recommendations for the next programming phases.

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Call for Proposition Terms of Reference

 

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