In news– World day against Human Trafficking was observed on 30th July, 2022.
About the day-
- The day aims to educate people that trafficking in persons is considered to be a crime, including exploitation of women and children for tragic jobs of forced labour and sex.
- In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly had adopted the Global Plan of Action to deal with trafficking in persons, urging governments all around the world to take coordinated and consistent efforts to defeat this scourge.
- The plan is aimed at integrating the fight against human trafficking into the broader programmes of the United Nations in order to stimulate development and strengthen the security all over the world.
- One of the important provisions in the plan is to establish a UN Voluntary Trust Fund for victims of trafficking including women and children.
- In 2013, the UN General Assembly organised a high-level meeting to work on the Global Plan of Action.
- The member states adopted a resolution and designated 30 July as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
- This resolution emphasised that the day was important to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.
- The theme for the year 2022 is “Use and abuse of technology”. It focuses on the role of technology that acts as a tool to enable and impede human trafficking.
NCPCR campaign on Combating Child Trafficking-
- To combat the menace of child trafficking, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), an apex statutory body constituted under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.
- On the occasion of the day NCPCR with support of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs) and District Administration is driving 25 days campaign on “Combating Child Trafficking” from (1st August, 2022 to 25th August, 2022) in 75 bordering Districts of India (List attached) as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India.
- In this regard, District level Sensitization programme in selected 75 Districts shall be participated by representatives from Special Juvenile Police Units (SJPUs), Anti Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs), Child Welfare Police Officers (CWPOs) of Thanas, Child Welfare Committee (CWCs), Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs), Special Forces active in the district on Human Trafficking issues.
- During this campaign, NCPCR officials will visit bordering villages and celebrate its 75th independence day with the children of bordering districts.
- The main objective of this campaign is to sensitize the key stakeholders on basic indicators to identify children at risk, vulnerable children, and prevention for combating child trafficking in bordering districts of India.