Sustenance of Sex Trafficking in Edo State; the combined effects of Oath Taking, Transnational Silence and Migration Imaginaries on Trafficked Women from Edo State (2019)
The dimensions of the transnational trafficking network from Edo State have continued to grow by leaps and bounds, as a result of the network’s dynamism and adaptability. While scholars and policy makers have continued to examine the phenomenon, the network kept unraveling different approaches to the practice.
The structure of the trafficking system, combined with its success and growth over the years, through the recruitment and mobilization of more and more young girls, renders the subject a viable topic for contemporary and scholarly discourse.
This paper is based on the results of a field-research conducted for 6 months in Nigeria, in the frame of a collective project on human trafficking. This work tries to understand the sustenance of sex trafficking in Edo state by looking at three core issues.
This Research is part of the European Project PACKING (Protection of Migrants and Asylum seekers, especially Children and Women coming from Nigeria and victims of trafficking), conducted from 2017 and 2019, both in Nigeria and in France.