Women trafficking and forced prostitution: The Nigerian experience

  • SO Tamuno
  • P Ogiji


This paper examines the causes of women trafficking and forced prostitution in Nigeria. The paper was unambiguous in respect of the superiority of the argument that these are as a result of the general level of poverty within the economy even though the problem is a social one. After an analysis of Nigeria's experience at attempts geared towards women participation and empowerment in the process of economic development, the conclusion was arrived at three main factors: poverty and unemployment, societal lukewarmness and bad leadership constitute the major factors that promoted Nigerian girls to find solace abroad. The paper observed further that the most credible option by which women can play their roles well in society is to receive a fair share of the benefits of development through improvement in their access to qualitative education and the labour market.

Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 8(1) 2005: 37-42




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