New campaign warns Nigerian women about dangers of modern slavery

Women in Nigeria are being encouraged to find jobs at home instead of risking a life of modern slavery in the UK.

A poster and television campaign is urging women to seek opportunities in their home country rather than risk their lives through human trafficking, sexual exploitation and forced labour.

The campaign, Not for Sale, is supported by UK aid and focuses on aspirational stories of women who have established successful careers in Nigeria.

The National Crime Agency and the UK’s Joint Border Task Force have teamed up with Nigerian law enforcement to run the campaign.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: “Modern slavery is one of the greatest human rights abuses of our time.

“UK aid is working in partnership with the National Crime Agency and Nigerian law enforcement to stop it at its source.

“Together we are tackling the root causes of dangerous migration to prevent vulnerable women and girls from becoming targeted by traffickers.

“The benefits of this will be far-reaching – preventing regional instability and helping us tackle modern slavery here in the UK.”

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