US Government Presents Special Award to Ruth Benson-Idahosa for Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. The United States Government has recognized Ruth Benson-Idahosa, daughter of the late founder of Church of God Mission, Archbishop Benson Idahosa, for her significant efforts in combatting human trafficking.


In a special award ceremony, Secretary of State Antony Blinken unveiled the 2023 trafficking persons report, emphasizing the United States’ firm commitment to addressing this grave violation of human rights and personal autonomy.

Secretary Blinken reiterated that the United States stands united with others in the global pursuit to eradicate human trafficking.

Honoring Tip Report Heroes and Ruth Benson-Idahosa’s Achievement

The award ceremony also served as an occasion to honor the 2023 Tip Report Heroes, recognizing individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the fight against human trafficking.


Among the distinguished recipients was Ruth Benson-Idahosa from Nigeria.

Her organization, dedicated to empowering survivors of sex trafficking through transformative programs, received the special award on June 24th, 2023.

Recognition and Acknowledgment of Collective Efforts

Expressing her gratitude for the recognition, Mrs. Benson-Idahosa acknowledged the collective efforts of countless individuals who tirelessly work for justice and reconciliation in the fight against human trafficking.

She shared the tragic story of Faith, a Nigerian woman who was trafficked and subjected to the horrors of the European sex industry until her untimely death.

Faith’s ordeal represents the harsh reality faced by thousands of victims, highlighting the urgent need for action.


Determination to Continue Making a Difference

Mrs. Benson-Idahosa expressed her honor in receiving the award and stated that it would further motivate her to continue her work through her organization.

The recognition serves as a reminder of the importance of combating human trafficking and providing support to survivors.


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