The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is set on July 30 consistently to bring issues to light about the danger of human trafficking. It is to secure the human rights of the people suffering through.
It was the first run through in 2013 when the United Nations General Assembly assigned 30 July as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Furthermore, that year, the UN General Assembly held an high level gathering to frame a worldwide plan of action to handle Trafficking in people.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) indicated that, more than 2 lakh casualties of trafficking have been identified worldwide since 2003. At the global level, the administrations are distinguishing and detailing more victims and are attempting to convict more dealers.
The theme of World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2020 is, “Committed To The Cause –
Working On The Frontline To End Human Trafficking.”
The theme concentrates on the specialists on call for human trafficking. These are the individuals who work in various areas – recognizing, supporting, advising and looking for equity for survivors of trafficking, and testing the exemption of the traffickers.
During the COVID-19 emergency, the fundamental job of responders has gotten considerably significant. Especially as the limitations that the pandemic has forced to make their work considerably more troublesome. In any case, their commitment is regularly neglected and unrecognized.
Through stories from responders depicting their practical job in helping casualties UNODC means to highlight their commitment and that of their capacity, establishment, association, group or community and its effect on battling trafficking.
Ways to stop Human Trafficking
- Get well informed.
- Volunteer and support anti-trafficking efforts in your community.
- Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.
- Encourage your local schools or school district to include human trafficking to develop protocols.
- Use social media to spread awareness.
- Take the help of law.
Anti-Human Trafficking schemes in India
Anti-Trafficking Nodal Cell was set up in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) CS Division in 2006. It was to go about as a point of convergence for conveying different choices and follow up on activity the State Governments take to battle the wrongdoing of Human Trafficking. MHA conducts coordination gatherings with the Nodal Officers of Anti-Human Trafficking Units designated in all States/UTs intermittently.
Apart from such, the Indian government has launched the Ujjawala Scheme. It is a comprehensive scheme for the Prevention of dealing and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-combination of Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Therefore, Human Trafficking is a crime and is strictly punishable.
Spread the word on the ocassion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2020.