Devatop Centre for Africa Development

About the Devatop Centre for Africa Development

Devatop Centre for Africa Development(DCAD) is a youth-based nonprofit organization that is focused on combating human trafficking, gender-based violence, providing educational support to vulnerable children and equipping young people and women to be agents of national development. DCAD is registered with Nigerian Cooperate Affairs Commission. DCAD has partnered with United Nations Office for Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) and National Human Rights Commission to train more than 5000 women and young people on how to combat human trafficking and other related matters.

Vision of DCAD

A nation without human trafficking and gender-based violence and where young people are empowered for national development

Missions of DCAD

• Combat and prevent human trafficking, gender-based violence, female genital mutilation & violence against children

• Provide educational support to vulnerable children

• Empower women and young people to be agents of national development and to play strategic roles in combating human trafficking, female genital mutilation, etc.

In 2013, DCAD trained over 2000 teenager girls, women, youths and educators in Northern Nigeria on how to combat sex trafficking and gender-based violence. Also, three female victims of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation were identified and assisted.

To commemorate 2014 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, DCAD educated 1900 women, teachers, and youths on how to play strategic roles in eradicating all forms of violence against women, including female genital mutilation.

In 2015, DCAD started a pilot project on The Academy for Prevention of Human Trafficking and Other Related Matters (TAPHOM) which is aimed at using training, advocacy, research, media and counseling to prevent human trafficking, female genital mutilation, rape, and other forms of abuses. Through TAPHOM, 120 advocates from 6 states in Nigeria, has been trained and empowered to be at the forefront of combating this monstrous crimes in their communities. These trained advocates have directly reached out and impacted 7, 000 people within one year. 95% of the trained advocates have been observing and reporting incidences of human trafficking, gender-based violence, and female genital mutilation in their various states.

DCAD is currently seeking for $40, 000 to officially establish The Academy for Prevention of Human Trafficking and Other Related Matters (TAPHOM)

Summary of Impact between September, 2013 and July, 2016:

• 2000 teenagers, educators, corps members, and children impacted in 2013

• 1900 teenagers, youths, and educators impacted in 2014

• 430 young people impacted in 2015

• 1000 volunteers, internally displaced children, advocates, activists, educators, media professionals, in 2016.

• Over 200, 000 people sensitized through TV and Radio programmes

• Over 5000 books and other educational materials donated to 90 schools in 85 communities and to internally displaced children.

You can contact DCAD here:

Info@devatop.org

Devatop2013@gmail.com

+2348067251727

2nd floor, 22 Koforidua Street, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, Nigeria.

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