"Economic Globalization, Poverty, and human trafficking in Nigeria", Chioma Daisy Onyige, PhD

Given by Daisy Onyige, Commonwealth Research Fellow at the African Studies Centre, this paper sought to give an exposé on the association between economic globalisation poverty, and human trafficking in Nigeria. It asked the questions; do global economic inequalities facilitate trafficking in persons in Nigeria?  Does globalisation boost development or worsen gender inequality? How has economic globalization contributed to human trafficking in Nigeria?

Daisy joined the African Studies Centre in 2017 as a Commonwealth Research Fellow. She trained as a criminologist in the Department of sociology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Her area of specialisation is on gender and crime, and her current research emerges from long term research on human trafficking of women and children from Nigeria to Europe. She is a Fellow of the African Science Leadership Programme  (ASLP) University of Pretoria/Global Young Academy; A fellow of the Rachel Carson Center (RCC) for Environment and Society, LMU, Munich, Germany; and also a Fellow of the Global South Scholar in residence programme, Graduate Institute for International and Development studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

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