#034: Held in High Regard

In a spectacular gaffe in the official policy note regarding trafficking of women from Nigeria, the UK Home Office noted that victims of sex trafficking could return to Nigeria “wealthy from prostitution” and “held in high regard”. The comments were met with outrage from human rights advocates, MPs, and the public alike – rightly concerned that the remarks oversimplify the complexity of human trafficking and could be used as rationale to refuse asylum to victims of trafficking.

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Nneoma Nwankwo