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Islamabad

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DNA
September 24, 2018
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UNODC’s awareness drive on human trafficking

Islamabad

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DNA
September 24, 2018

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Islamabad: UNODC Country Office in Pakistan in collaboration with the Federal Investigation Agency is rolling out nation-wide public awareness campaign against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and the Smuggling of Migrants (SOM).

The campaign is supported by the Australian Department of Home Affairs, the U.S. Department of State and the European Union under the framework of the Global Action against Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT).

The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness on the risks, issues and challenges associated with human trafficking and migrant smuggling, to create community-led efforts as well as a national discourse on the topic, which will ultimately lead to the engagement of policy makers.

The awareness campaign is being implemented at the national level with a focus on high risk areas and will utilize several institutionalized tools to engage stakeholders.

This includes the distribution of brochures and display of banners in key districts, a social media page focused on TIP and SOM, and the dissemination of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) through local and terrestrial radio as well as through Short Messaging Services (SMS).

The nationwide roll out will officially commence Monday, 24 September 2018 and run until December 2018.

TIP within Pakistan accounts for thousands of people being forced into bonded labour at brick kilns, in agriculture, the carpet industry and majority of the victims are women and children.

Criminal networks have become increasingly good at luring vulnerable people into being exploited. More and more efforts are needed to help prevent TIP and SOM. UNODC urges civil society to play its vital role in helping to raise awareness and to prevent TIP and SOM.

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