In different societies of the world, people are being trafficked for several purposes which include removal of vital organs, forced labour, forced marriage and so on. The United Nations General Assembly declared the 30th of July as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to express her commitment to ending all forms of human exploitation.
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is a day chosen to remind people of the heinous crime known as Trafficking; It exposes the extent to which it denies people and most especially women and children the right to life forcing them into dangerous ways of living. The number of trafficked victims has been on the increase 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.
The theme for the year 2020 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is: “Working on the front lines to end human trafficking”. This year’s theme is focused on the efforts of front-line workers in tackling the issue of human trafficking as they remain the first responders to the menace. This year, their contributions to end human trafficking in persons is being brought to the spotlight.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) celebrates all Front-line workers who have contributed in one way or the other towards the fight against human trafficking, we request that governments and necessary stakeholders continue to provide adequate support and protection for them so that the goal of ending this heinous act will be accomplished and people can continue to live secure and in true peace.