Frontline Workers Essential in the Fight to End Human Trafficking
Today is World Day to End Human Trafficking in Persons and the messages turn solely digital. Events commemorating the day will be seen via livestream and the important campaign messages will take to the social networks.
First Responders Are Essential to the Fight to End Human Trafficking
The 2020 Theme is “Committed to the Cause: Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking.” These first responders 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.
The essential role of first responders has become even more important during our current global pandemic. Particularly, as the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 have made their work even more difficult.
To commemorate the UN World Day, UNODC will be spotlighting stories from first responders that describe their practical work in assisting victims. The spotlight will also shine on the UNODC’s contribution and that of their function, institution, organization, team or community and its impact on fighting trafficking.
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