PH embassy in Abuja holds trafficking in persons seminar

Posted at 07/01/14 12:25 PM

MANILA – Around 30 Filipinos based in Nigeria attended an embassy-conducted seminar on trafficking in persons.

The seminar, "Fighting Vulnerability of Women and Children through Information and Action: Combating Trafficking in Persons", was given to embassy personnel and overseas Filipinos last June 27.

The seminar aimed to equip Filipinos with information on trafficking in persons (TIP). The discussion tackled its definition, realities and challenges, especially as it affects women and children, who are considered as the most vulnerable sectors of society.

Philippine Ambassador to Nigeria Alex Lamadrid explained to the participants that the seminar was essentially a re-echo of the training workshop conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs for Middle East and African Posts in Ankara, Turkey.

The ambassador also shared his optimism that with similar seminars, Filipinos in Nigeria and West Africa will be better informed of their rights as they relate to trafficking in persons.