STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF WOMEN TRAFFICKING AS A SOCIAL PROBLEM IN NIGERIA
(A CASE STUDY OF AKOKO SOUTH WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ONDO STATE)
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The study is an investigation into student’s perception of women trafficking as a social problem in Nigeria, a case study of Akoko South West Local Government.Two hundred and fifty respondents were randomly selected for the study. The study showed that women trafficking has significant effect on health situation and hinders economic development of the country. It was therefore recommended that a data bank should be established and countries should review their bilateral agreements.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope of the study
Definition of terms
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Overview of women trafficking in Nigeria
Measures and policy against women and child trafficking
States of inter-country cooperation and women and trafficking
Key actors in Nigeria on women and children trafficking
Summary of the review of literature
Population for the study
Sample and sampling techniques
Validity of the instrument
Reliability of the instrument
Procedure for data collection
Procedure for data analysis
DATA ANALYSIS AND DICUSSION
Results and discussion
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
BACKGROUND OG THE STUDY
Woman trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer her boring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force of other forms of deception of the abuse of power or of position of vulnerability or of benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation. Porous borders and desperately poor economic conclusions in west and central African sub-region have prompted people to migrate to trade and farm. But poverty has led families into more desperate measures as green seen in the increasing number of children and young people being trafficked into exploitative labour and prostitution (Akinbayo 1998)
In Nigeria, children have traditionally been as assets to assists with house business and farm chores. The socialization process and its related out within the social safely net of the community. However, with increasing unemployment, a weak institutional frame work and a breakdown of the extended family system, millions of children have been forced into new types of labour that are exploitative, hazardous and prejudicial to their welfare and development, middle men have now emerged who exploit the desperation and ignorance of parents particularly those in the rural area to produce children and exploitative labour this as become known as child trafficking. As child labour and trafficking in the African region began increasing media attention studies for a conducted to confirm the extend of the problem UNICEF constructed a pilot study in 1998 on the solution in the southern Nigeria border town of Calabar Ugo Owerri port-headcount and Lagos and found that 40% of Nigeria girls living on trafficking for prostitution activities. In addition, regional conferences in continuo in 1998 and in Libreville in 2000, sties more light on the problem. The conference called for concerted action at the country and girls trafficking with appropriate laws, sensitization programme and bilateral agreement between countries on the sub-region. Specifically the Libreville plat form of legal frame works and improving border patrols repatriation, reliabilitation and reintegration of trafficking children (Ebigbo 1997). Many people assisted in the development of this report, while each one’s contribution is most warmly appreciated, special motions must be made of professor peter O. Ebigbo, the lead consultant on this report, who brought expensed know ledged of child labour and girls trafficking to the project. Dozens of federal, state and local government partners contributed and continue to reduce the problem and effect of child trafficking. There are also NGOS addressing the problem, many of whom are noted active organizations. An example of an innovative practice in the war against child trafficking is the establishment of a skill acquisition center by India renaissance in Edo State. Also India renaissance was established in july 1999 in response to the rising incidence of drug abuse, drug trafficking. Many girls from Edo State, mostly in secondary schools unable to with stand the pressures from parents and family members, progressively came to seek, refuge at India renaissance.
As most of the girls are repatriated from Haley, India renaissance is working in partnership with the Italian Government and two Italian based NIGOS, TAMPED and CARITAS, as part of a transactional approach to reaccept this modern-day slave trade. India renaissance is also collaborating with the committee for the dignity of women and hood, a group out of the caloric church in Benin.
This study therefore intends to investigate perception of women trafficking as a social problem in Nigeria, a case study of Ilorin metropolis (Effati 1996).
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The issue of women trafficking in Nigeria has become a matter of concern to schools and the government due to the increasing wave of the activities and its adverse effect on the health of the victims and the image of the country. in this case, the victims have been departed back to multiple set abroad before been deported back to the country, this shows that they must have been deported back to the country, this shows that they must have been infected with sexually transmitted disease such as AID, syphilis
This situation will increase the number of AIDS and other sexually transmitted disease victims on the country. The problem will also give a bed image to the name of country. In the course if the reliabilitation of the deportees the government will have to commit the meager resources available to their welfare at the expanses of increasing industries to reduce the employment figures in the country
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The aim of the study is to investigate into perception of women trafficking as a social problem in Nigeria, a case study of Ilorin metropolis. The study is also aimed at providing suggestion to wards eradication of women trafficking and effective reliabilitation of the deported victims in the country.
The study intends to provide answer to the following questions
(1) Does women’s trafficking have any effect on economic development in the country?
(2) Does women’s trafficking have any effect on the image of the country?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The funding of the study would be useful to parents in that it with educated them on the problem of women trafficking in Nigeria
The study will also inform the entire people in the country on the disadvantages inherent in women trafficking activities. It will ensure good image of the country through effective measures taking to eradicate the problem. The study will serve as a useful resources tool for further research works.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Women’s trafficking refers to the practice of taken women to other countries for the purpose of prostitution.
UNICEF: refers to united Nation Children funds
WOTCLEF: refers to women trafficking and labour eradication foundations