NIGERIA Women tend to achieve lower sustainable reintegration outcomes. Females often face exclusion from the community and from their families, who link them to prostitution and consider them as “loose” females. This video features first-hand accounts from four women who returned to Nigeria and rebuilt their lives with support from the EU-IOM Joint Initiative. Based on the study “Comparative Reintegration Outcomes between Forced and Voluntary Return and Through a Gender Perspective”, commissioned by IOM under the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub.
IOM in West and Central Africa launched the Reporting Migration Competition as part of the activities of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative in March. It aims to contribute to a better understanding of all aspects of migration and to allow a more balanced treatment of the stories of migrants.
The competition was first launched in Senegal and The Gambia. In June, each country awarded nine journalists with prizes for work in radio, television and print media. The winning pieces included reporting on irregular migration trends, reintegration opportunities for returnees and protection of trafficking victims. Chad, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria launched their competition, and are announcing their winners in the coming months.