The publication of the book ‘Social Protection Programmes: Narratives of Nigerian Women and Anti-Trafficking Practitioners in Italy’ by Michela Semprebon marks the completion of the EU-funded action INSigHT (‘Building Capacity to deal with Human Trafficking and Transit Routes in Nigeria, Italy, Sweden’), implemented between 2019 and 2023 by the SSIIM UNESCO Chair of the University IUAV of Venice.
During the project, the team adopted an experimental and innovative approach that included ethnographic action-research to inform and foster exchanges between local policy-makers, law enforcement and key stakeholders on the trends and challenges of human trafficking, but also to co-design effective strategies to better address the phenomenon.
Based on the empirical material collected during the research in Italy, this book deals with social protection programmes targeting persons trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. It provides empirical evidence on the N.A.Ve programme in the north-eastern Veneto region and its evolution, and elaborates on the programme by recounting the subjective experiences of the practitioners and of a specific group of beneficiaries: young Nigerian women.
This Open Access book can be downloaded free of charge at the following link.
The book is complemented by six shorter reports, previously made available on the project website, which focus on the vulnerability and resilience of Nigerian trafficked women, the fight against crime and human trafficking, secondary movements and the protection system in the countries targeted by the INSigHT project. For more information about the INSigHT project, continue reading here.