United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons

July 30, 2019


World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2019 is held on July 30th 2019, and is an annual event. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a massive worldwide problem with very few countries immune to human trafficking, and the event by the United Nations is to raise awareness and increase prevention of that.

Thousands of men, women and children end up in the hands of traffickers every year, often through being tricked and mislead to believe that they are being taken to work that will make their family better off, or through force, kidnap, or even through very poor families selling children in order to survive. There are many ways that people get caught up in trafficking, but the result is the same, they lose their rights and identity and are used and abused, and it is a global problem, an industry not far behind drugs and arms in terms of profit for traffickers.

A global problem like trafficking needs a global solution, which is why the United Nations organise the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, to raise awareness encourage vigilance and gain support for prevention of human trafficking, and also why they have produced a protocol to punish human trafficking and are hoping to implement this globally, as well as an act to protect victims of trafficking.

One of the Rotary Action Groups is the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery.  This is a way that you can take action to stop trafficking in persons.

This link to the Child Rights Train the Trainer initiative  is a way that you can take action to stop this global crime. ChildRightsTOTMyanmarflyer

This project, managed by International Needs Australia – receives Australian Government International Aid funds on a 5:1 matching basis.  This is a project, where a little, can do a lot.


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