The Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom (CANUK) will be hosting its annual Spring Ball on Saturday 5th of May 2018 at Emerald Place Jubilee House in Romford. The special event is in support of CANUK’s ongoing stand against Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking.
Background to CANUK
Canuk was established in 2005 in collaboration with the Nigerian High Commission in the UK
To cater for the welfare and community interests of Nigerians resident in the United Kingdom;
To provide a common forum for coordinating the activities of the various Nigerian organizations in the United Kingdom;
To liaise and promote good relations with the Nigerian High Commission as well as other United Kingdom Authorities on matters related to the welfare of Nigerians in the United Kingdom;
To encourage good conduct and behaviour amongst Nigerians with a view to promoting a positive image of Nigeria;
To mobilise and co-ordinate Nigerians in the United Kingdom with the aim of enhancing public enlightenment, community values, culture, youth activities and other socio-welfare matters;
To promote closer co-operation and collaboration amongst various Nigerians in the
United Kingdom with the aim of fostering unity, concord and greater understanding amongst Nigerians in the United Kingdom;
To generate interest in the socio-economic development of Nigeria;
To promote equality of opportunity for all Nigerians resident in UK, irrespective of gender, age, sexuality, disabilities, religion, culture and regionality;
To co-operate with other organizations or individuals with the same or similar interests and objectives
Enquiries and Sponsorship
The team are offering a unique sponsorship opportunity for organisations to take part in this event. For enquiries please contact us at:
Social Secretary: Euphemia Chukwu 07446234704
Assistant Social Secretary: Bola Abioye-Ganiyu 07950472548
2nd Vice Chair: Malcolm Benson 07930202250
Email: [email protected]
Further info on Modern-day slavery and human trafficking
Most people are trafficked into the UK from overseas, The most common countries of origin are Albania, Vietnam, Nigeria, Romania and Poland.
It’s estimated that 800,000 Nigerians are engaged in modern slavery around the world. Thousands end up in the UK. According to the National Crime Agency Nigeria is the third most common origin country for victims of modern slavery in Britain.
Most commonly people are trafficked into forced labour in industries such as agriculture, construction, hospitality, manufacturing and car washes. Many women and girls are trafficked for sexual exploitation.
Many people, again mostly women and girls, also end up in domestic slavery Others, particularly children, are forced into crime such as cannabis production, petty theft or begging.
How does it happen?
Typically, a person coming from a situation of poverty and lack of opportunity gets an offer of an apparently good job in the UK.
When the person arrives in Britain, the job and the conditions they were promised are completely different.
Their passport is taken away, and they are told they need to pay off a debt before they can leave. Violence or threats are common practice, both against the victim as well as their family back home
The Modern Slavery Act 2015
makes prosecuting the traffickers easier by consolidating the existing slavery offences
increases sentences for slavery offences
bans prosecuting victims of slavery for crimes they were forced to commit by their traffickers, such as drug production or petty thefts
introduces child trafficking advocates to better protect trafficked children
makes big UK businesses publically report on how they tackle slavery in their global supply chains
establishes an independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to overlook the UK’s policies to tackle slavery
Further information visit: www.canukonline.com
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