The A-TIPSOM project launches a weekly space to raise awareness and educate the population about this problem
The fight against human trafficking and migrant smuggling does not only involve specialists. The commitment of the civilian population is essential to effectively combat this crime. In this sense, the media play a fundamental role in educating citizens. Its reach and its ability to raise awareness among the population makes it a powerful tool for social change.
This is the reason, A-TIPSOM Nigeria, a project financed by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP to combat human trafficking in the African country, has launched a weekly radio programme that addresses this issue. As sources in the project affirm, radio is one of the platforms with the greatest reach, reaching audiences of very diverse ages and incomes, and in different regions.
Taking advantage of this scope, A-TIPSOM, with its recently released A-TIPSOM Voice, aims to educate and make citizens aware of the dangers of human trafficking and irregular migration, as well as the main ways to prevent it. To do this, the programme has experienced specialists from different institutions that combat this crime, including professionals from the National Agency for the Prohibition of People Trafficking (NAPTIP), the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), and the Nigerian Police (NPF), or the Network against Trafficking, Abuse and Child Labour (NACTAL).
A- TIPSOM Voice can be heard every Saturday from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm Nigerian time (from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm Madrid time) on Wazobia FM (99.5 Abuja).