Upcoming activities and events


INSigHT Activities are in full steam! Here’s what’s planned for the end of 2019 in the three main pillars of action.

1) Action-rooting research and policymaking:

The 5 members of the transnational SSIIM UNESCO Chair research group, will go on with field action-research in the Veneto Region (Italy), Lagos and Edo State (Nigeria) and Stockholm (Sweden) to make interviews with key stakeholders, conduct focus groups, observe participants and flank anti-trafficking street units.

2) Training and capacity building of key local stakeholders:

On October 4th Equality ATI organized the first two workshops with key local stakeholders in the Veneto Region, aimed at promoting an integrated approach to the protection of victims. Other workshops will follow in November. The training course for cultural and linguistic mediators will also start on November19th, including 6 training modules carried out by anti-trafficking experts followed by 3 months of operational training consisting in direct participation in anti-trafficking street units. The training is expected to ensure that cultural and linguistic mediators can best provide support to anti-trafficking operators, particularly in dealing with Nigerian migrants and Nigerian children.

3) Awareness Raising (AR) of policymakers and local actors, victims and potential victims and civil society at large.

AR activities continue both in Italy and Nigeria. SSIIM Unesco Chair is organizing the seminar “Vulnerability and Resilience of Nigerian women in trafficking routes: security issues and fight against crime”, that will take place on October 21st 2019 in Padua (Italy), within a wider program devoted to the 2019 anti-trafficking week. The seminar is targeted to anti-trafficking operators and all stakeholders that are involved in the fight against human trafficking (social assistants, police officers, legal operators, street units, etc.) to raise awareness on the experiences and trajectories of women and girls that have fallen victims of trafficking and to stimulate an informed debate on the work of street units, its importance in terms of protecting victims and the necessity for more coordination with police forces, that on the one side are engaged in ensuring public order, including also the enforcement of local anti-prostitution ordinances, and on the other in the fight against criminality and trafficking.

The Nigerian Woman Association is organizing the official opening with Local Authorities of the Help-Desk in Lagos on November 7, after two months of operations to give visibility and advocate for its institutionalization and sustainability after the end of INSigHT. On the same day in the afternoon, the first teacher training will take place at the help-desk: this training is part of the “awareness raising in the schools activity” to train teachers on voluntary return and the dangers of re-trafficking and support them in the preparation of ad-hoc awareness raising modules to be implemented in their schools in 2020.