Simple Ways to Contribute to the Fight against Human Trafficking

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Fight against Human Trafficking

An executive in the biometric technology industry, Dr. Benoy Berry founded Contec Global more than 30 years ago. Recently, Dr. Benoy Berry received an award for his patronage of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign, which focuses on putting an end to child abuse and human trafficking in Nigeria.

A simple act that anyone can perform to participate in the fight against human trafficking is to educate him- or herself on the statistics of the trade as well as the needs of former trafficked individuals who escape from its influence. Many nonprofits provide online resources designed to give people a basic education on issues related to the cause.

Another act that contributes to ending human trafficking is the socially responsible purchase of goods. Though many corporations do not directly condone the use of slavery in their production processes, many companies within corporate supply chains harvest raw materials through labour from individuals who have been trafficked. Consumers can help fight against trafficking by choosing to buy from companies that show a commitment to fair-trade farming and mining.

For those who seek a more active opportunity to help end human trafficking, many nonprofit organisations across the world are continuously seeking volunteers to fundraise, advocate, and donate time to help raise awareness for the movement.


NAPTIP Highlights Importance of Law Enforcement Collaboration

Dr. Benoy Berry leads an international company that specializes in systems-based solutions in his role as CEO and chairman of Continental Transfer Technique Limited. A dedicated philanthropist, Dr. Benoy Berry also contributes to initiatives against human trafficking with the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Nigeria.

In a press release, NAPTIP announced that its director general Beatrice Jedy-Agba recently emphasized that crime prevention in Nigeria is dependent upon effective collaboration between security agencies. Jedy-Agba made this statement during an operational assessment presentation attended by delegates from consorting entities, including the European Union, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes, and the Nigerian Immigration Service.

According to Jedy-Agba, the operational assessment that was performed by independent consultants confirmed the effectiveness of NAPTIP’s structure, but also highlighted the organization’s inability to prosecute some trafficking-related offenses due to legal restrictions. Jedy-Agba asserted that NAPTIP must continue working with other law enforcement agencies to ensure that crimes related to human trafficking are fully addressed.