Sex Trafficking in Edo State: Causes and Solutions

Global Journal Of Human Social Science Vol 13, Issue 3. pp.17-29

37 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2013 Last revised: 4 Aug 2013

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Tim Braimah

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Date Written: June 1, 2013

Abstract

Edo State, the "Heartbeat of Nigeria," has been labeled "as the most endemic source of human trafficking in Nigeria." As a result of this negative label, a number of international organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations have intervened to combat sex trafficking in the region. Despite these interventions, sex trafficking is still rife in Edo State. This article argues that political, economic, religious, social and cultural factors contribute to the difficulties to curb sex trafficking in Edo State. To eradicate sex trafficking in Edo State, a joint effort between the government, traditional leaders, religious institutions/NGOs and members of the public is needed in order to put an end to to the trafficking of human beings for sexual exploitation in Edo State.

Keywords: Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Modern day slavery, Nigeria, Benin City, Edo State

Suggested Citation

Braimah, Tim, Sex Trafficking in Edo State: Causes and Solutions (June 1, 2013). Global Journal Of Human Social Science Vol 13, Issue 3. pp.17-29, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2273039 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2273039

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