World Day against Trafficking in Persons is held on July 30th each year. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a worldwide problem with very few countries immune to it.
The 2020 theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons will focus on the first responders to human trafficking. These are the people who work in different sectors - identifying, supporting, counselling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the traffickers.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the essential role of first responders has become even more important. Particularly as the restrictions imposed by the pandemic have made their work even more difficult. Still, their contribution is often overlooked and unrecognized.
A global problem like trafficking needs a global solution, which is why the United Nations organises the World Day against Trafficking in Persons - to raise awareness encourage vigilance and gain support for prevention of human trafficking.
You can make a difference in your own way by doing the following:
· Highlight the work of first responders in your country, community or organization;
· Share, like and comment on the social media messages for the World Day,
· Donate to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking, which provides on-the-ground assistance and protection to victims of trafficking.
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