Òlòtūré: Event to Raise Awareness on Sex Trafficking in Nigeria
After many months of planning, the Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End Sex Trafficking in partnership with the Italian/Nigerian organization Associazione Iroko Onlus, organized two special screenings of Kenneth Gyang’s film Òlòtūré, in Abuja and Benin City. Accompanying the screenings of Òlòtūré, a film that offers a gritty and honest look into sex trafficking and prostitution in Nigeria were press conferences and panel discussions organized to raise awareness about the sex trafficking crisis in Nigeria and to advocate for the Equality Model (increasingly known in Africa as the Sankara Equality Model) as a solution to the rampant sexual exploitation of women and girls.
In Nigeria, it is estimated that there are at least 1.4 million victims of human trafficking, the majority of whom are women and girls. Our events were a huge success drawing national attention to the dangers of prostitution and sex trafficking in Nigeria and made clear that there is much work ahead. We put together a short video about the event and hope you will take a moment to watch.
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