Nigeria is a nation trapped in poverty and prone to human trafficking. The United Nation estimates Nigeria current population at 200,636,214 equivalent to 2.6% of the total world population. Unemployment remains high. According to Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in the working–age group (15-64 years of age) unemployment has hit 23.1 percent. This is five percent increase from 2017, when it was at 18.1 percent. Economic regression, corruption, conflicts, climate change resulting in migration and western consumerism at home fuel illegal migration and human trafficking.
According to Emma Mbura (Kenya Senator) one of the cast in Maid in Hell, said that people travels to Middle East not as refuges but to earn a living and human traffickers target poor people.
Maid in Hell: a film by Why Slavery Foundation, tells the story of millions of migrant women working as modern-day slaves in the Middle East. The objective of the documentary is to promote anti-slavery campaign. The movie projects the kind of hell women migrant are facing and the strategy the human traffickers are using in trafficking people to Middle East.
Nigeria is a source, transit and destination country when it comes to human trafficking. Therefore, watching Maid in Hell will create the following;
• it will give young people opportunity to expand and some breadth of knowledge of human trafficking and illegal migration.
• it will make them start conversation and share information about human trafficking and illegal migration. Therefore, it can help them to take informed decision on migration.
• it will provide them greater perspective outside of their own experiences. Hence, gives them insight into different places like Middle East and rest of the world that they otherwise have very limited exposure to.
Lastly, the film will give them new information to absorb and learn about human trafficking and illegal migration. Also, it helps them pay more attention than seminar, lecture and reading.
In view of the above, Playsafe Life Care Foundation has put it upon herself to use the film to promote anti-slavery campaign in Nigeria targeting young people while the organization will also use the film to advocate for better policy that will promote economic development for better livelihood.