But after a one-day bus trip from Lagos to Accra, her dreams crumbled as she reached the green hills of Kumasi. Women and girls like Jennifer, with some as young as 14, are victims of a trafficking network that benefits several people from Nigeria to Ghana. Twenty Nigerian women live at one of these guesthouses, which is controlled by a few men at the entrance. Local middlemen convinced her to leave Lokoja, in central Nigeria, to Ghana. Soon after, she received death threats in messages to her phone.
Two held over sex trafficking and missing Nigerian girls
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Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. When she was 18 in , Adaura C. Adaura agreed, and the woman made the arrangements for her to travel from Nigeria to Libya.
Nigerian women in Ghana exploited by smugglers, madams, ‘priests’
The summary report assessed levels of violence physical, sexual and emotional against girls and boys, whether children are seeking services, and the consequences of childhood violence. Girls were significantly more likely to report that their first experience of sexual intercourse in childhood was forced. A third of girls experienced their first incident of sexual violence between 14 and 15 years of age. For those whose first sexual intercourse was prior to age 18, 9. Almost a third of boys experienced their first incident of sexual violence at 13 years and below.
After arriving in Sicily by boat, 15 young Nigerian women were forced to engage in prostitution to pay for the trip. The two women that forced them to do so, fellow Nigerian women aged 43 and 52, have been arrested by the Venice flying squad, which also placed 10 other individuals of African origins under investigation, authorities announced Wednesday. Seven searches between Mestre and the Padua and Verona provinces were also conducted. The two 'madams' and the others placed under investigation have been charged with incitement to prostitution and aiding and abetting clandestine migration. The investigation, coordinated by the Venice anti-mafia squad, started after one woman started crying and asked for help from city police during an anti-prostitution check in the streets.