Like this edition’s story from Mali, our Script of the week is about human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. It involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring, or receiving a person for the purpose of exploiting them. Every year, thousands of people are trafficked within and outside their countries, which are either the site of crime, used as transit, or as a destination for victims.
Human trafficking often results in forced labour or prostitution of victims, who are frequently recruited from rural areas on false pretences and then exploited.
Human trafficking has become a problem that defies permanent solution in Nigeria, the source of this script, and elsewhere in Africa. Described as modern-day slavery, it is driven by greed, poverty, and poor legislation, with the victims predominantly children, girls, and women.
This script is a drama based on actual interviews and true life stories. It can be used as inspiration to research and write a script on a similar topic in your area. Or you might choose to produce this script on your station, using voice actors to represent the speakers. If so, please make sure to tell your audience at the beginning of the program that the voices are those of actors, not the original people involved in the interviews.