pJULY 30TH WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PER
JULY 30TH: WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
The United Nations General Assembly chose the 30th of July annually as the World Day Against Trafficking In Persons to reiterate the commitment of putting an end to human exploitation and to help victims start their lives afresh.
The World Day Against Trafficking In Persons is a day appointed to remind people of the extent of the heinous crime of trafficking in persons; It reveals the extent to which it deprives men and more especially women and children of the right to life and freedom as it leads its victims into forced labour and sex, several deprivations and even death.
The number of trafficked victims is increasing globally every year as it has been reported that every country in the world is affected by the crime whether by transit or destination for victims or their origin. Research also shows that a large percentage of trafficked victims either for sexual exploitation or forced labour are female.
The purpose of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is to raise awareness about the circumstances surrounding trafficked victims and to seek for the promotion and protection of their rights. This year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is focusing on the importance of government action in curbing this crime against humanity especially in the interest of victims of human trafficking.
The Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) lends its voice with the United Nations to call on Governments, Institutions and everyone to take actions against trafficking in persons so that our communities and families can live in peace and harmony.