Nuns in Nigeria are helping trafficked women recover from the horrors of their experiences

Apr 27, 2016, 11:06 AM

Kevin Hyland, the UK's first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, explains how the Catholic Church - and particularly women religious in Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria - are helping women who have been trafficked by gangs. He has travelled to Edo State to learn about the sisters' work and to meet with NAPTIP - Nigeria's National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons. Working in partnership with the police, the religious sisters and organisations in both the source country and here in the UK - a lucrative destination country for traffickers - Kevin Hyland can see how the work in Edo can provide a template for working together to eliminate this despicable trade in flesh. #slavery #trafficking #humanrights #freedom