The World Day against Trafficking in Persons was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/68/192.
Such International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool.
Each year has seen specific themes identified, with this year’s theme being ‘’Victims’ Voices Lead the Way.’’
This year’s theme puts victims of human trafficking at the centre of the 30 July World Day against Trafficking in Persons campaign and will highlight the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. The campaign portrays survivors as key actors in the fight against human trafficking and focusses on the crucial role they play in establishing effective measures to prevent this crime, identify and rescue victims and support them on their road to rehabilitation.
Many victims of human trafficking have experienced ignorance or misunderstanding in their attempts to get help. They have had traumatic post-rescue experiences during identification interviews and legal proceedings. Some have faced revictimization and punishment for crimes they were forced to commit by their traffickers. Others have been subjected to stigmatization or received inadequate support.
Learning from victims’ experiences and turning their suggestions into concrete actions will lead to a more victim-centred and effective approach in combating human trafficking.
Together with Talitha Kum members across the world, the RENATE network participates in this year’s Social media campaign #CareAgainstTrafficking, creating a series of visuals which convey the work of Religious sisters in the mission to care against trafficking.
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WEBINAR TO LAUNCH THE ILO TOOLKIT FOR JOURNALISTS
Thursday 30 July 2020 from 14:00 – 15:15, CET.
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To commemorate the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the ILO is organising a webinar to launch the new toolkit for journalists Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment.
The ILO has developed this toolkit in a collaborative effort with contributions from professional journalists, communication professionals and topic experts. It has been pilot tested through media training workshops in a number of countries in all regions of the world. The toolkit is now available in English, French, Spanish (draft version) and Arabic. It has been adapted to the national context in Nepal and Sri Lanka.
This week, the ILO will carry out a social media campaign to raise awareness of the tool and the importance of supporting quality reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment in achieving Target 8.7. This will include video messages from journalists from all regions of the world as well as celebrities and other supporters of quality media reporting on these topics. Please support the campaign by following @ILO on Twitter and retweeting campaign messages.
World Day against Trafficking in Persons- 30 July 2020.
As we prepare to mark this year’s World day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2020, ACRATH members (Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans) have prepared a ten-minute Prayer for the World Day Against the Trafficking in Persons on July 30 and invite us to attend via ZOOM.
If you are unable to attend the zoom prayer gathering you are welcome to use the material on the ACRATH website (acrath.org.au) and lead your community in prayer.
Topic: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
Time: Jul 30, 2020 12:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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Meeting ID: 839 6587 7041
Invitation to participate in Talitha Kum social media campaign #TowardsJuly30th
To mark the UN World Day against human trafficking, 30 July 2020, Talitha Kum is launching a social media campaign to promote the end of human trafficking.
To participate, you can send your personal statement via the written word in your own mother tongue or by means of videos, images or photos, explaining why you are against human trafficking.
You can begin each statement with the sentence “I’m against human trafficking because…”/”I support all the efforts against human trafficking because..”
All statements are to be sent to the Talitha Kum WhatsApp mobile number +39 344 173 4506 or to the Talitha Kum Facebook page.
The contents received will be published on Talitha Kum Facebook page over the coming days.
Let’s be creative as together we can #EndHumanTrafficking
RENATE E- Bulletin 14. July 2020.
30 July – World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
Call for events and plans to mark the day!
In 2013, the UN General Assembly held a high-level meeting to appraise the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking (2010).
Member States also adopted resolution A/RES/68/192 and designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
This resolution declared that such a day was necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has established the Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking which includes factsheets and other resources.
Each year, in a variety of ways, the RENATE network honours the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
We look forward to hearing from you as share any events and plans for this year.
Please send information to: [email protected]
On the World Day of Awareness against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2018, the URAT network together with the office of the National coordinator for Combatting Human Trafficking and Bridges, a network of organisations dedicated to the fight against trafficking in human beings, brought the UN Giftbox to Albania, for the 3rd year running. The UN Giftbox is a global initiative of the United Nations in the fight against human trafficking.
The campaign took place at Lancua, in Vlora, with the participation of Minister Rovena Voda, National Co-ordinator of the fight against trafficking. Also present were Mr. Artemis Dralo, Deputy Prime Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, as well as representatives of the Bridges network, local anti-trafficking institutions and national and international organisations.
The Giftbox information was translated into Albanian language by the Bridges network in Albania, in order to expose fraudulent promises used by traffickers of human beings, as well as exposing the inhumane conditions of trafficking and its consequences. A unique and eye-catching feature of the campaign is the life-sized Giftbox itself, which effectively captures and informs the public.
The overall purpose of the campaign is to sensitize people to the risks of trafficking; help vulnerable communities to protect themselves from traffickers and help survivors of trafficking receive the necessary and re-integrated information in society.
The Giftbox campaign ran for three days in Vlora, from 30 July to 1 August from 18:00-23:00 daily. On the second day of the Campaign, two victims of human trafficking were rescued thanks to the direct work of #vatra and 873 people signed the statement #thuajjotrafikimit. #Joinedaproach#Bashkemundemi #unitedresponseagainsttrafficking
Overall, this year’s campaign was another fantastic success, thanks to the collaboration and happy cooperation amongst each of the agencies who work so hard together to achieving the common goal of combatting human trafficking and exploitation.
More information at: https://www.facebook.com/MaryWardLoreto/
To mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2018, Mary Ward Loreto Women’s Project which operates in Lezha city, Albania, in collaboration with State Regional Directory staff of Social Services joined together in an awareness-raising activity against Trafficking in Persons.
During this campaign, information was shared about this phenomenon, with parents, children and the Roma community where the exploitation of children is the biggest concern.
This is a crime of such international proportions that no one person alone can combat it. From our work, we realise that the best and most effective approach will be through collaboration, where police forces, state structures and civil society all work together.
Together we can fight and stop Human Trafficking.
#MaryWardLoreto #BlueHeartCampaign #StopHumanTrafficking#AwarenessRaising
Mary Ward Loreto Albania Youth group organised a Human Trafficking awareness-raising campaign in Lushnja city, to mark the occasion of the 30 July 2018- World day of Awareness against Trafficking in Persons.
It was a most productive time, when young people shared information on human trafficking and also distributed leaflets amongst the ,local community, about Human Trafficking.
More at: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/mwlyouthproject?source=feed_text
On the occasion of the World Day of Awareness against Trafficking in Human Beings, 30 July 2018, RENATE members at CHARITA Slovakia send us news from Caritas Europa Associations and the Mediterranean region (near East and West Africa) announcing the launch of a cross-border research project aimed at finding ways to improve child protection against traffickers.
This international research brings together Caritas members in nine countries (Albania, Bosnia, France, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Slovenia, Slovakia and Ukraine) within two regional organizations: Caritas MONA (Caritas Network in the Middle East and West Africa) and Caritas Europa.
Research results should provide tools and techniques for better identification, prevention and a more effective fight against trafficking in human beings. At the same time, it is intended that the research will promote awareness of this illegal activity in risk groups, law enforcement agencies and the general public.
‘’Over the past ten years, the Slovak Catholic Charity has helped more than a hundred victims of trafficking in human beings. The project provides comprehensive services: social, psychological, legal advice and assistance in the ordinary life of clients. Our main goal is to re-incorporate a person into society,’’ said Jana Verdura, the voluntary return coordinator of the STOP human trafficking project.
More at: https://www.charita.sk/deti-su-najlahsim-tercom-obchodnikov-s-ludmi/
RENATE Board member, Margaret Gonzi, olcgs, Malta, shares with us news of the Good Shepherd Congregation’s Human Trafficking awareness-raising talks to the congregations attending Mass at the local chapel on both the 29 and 30 July. Margaret drew upon her work with victims of violence and human trafficking, to talk about the suffering and trauma experienced by victims and yet how through constant support and vigilance, they can become survivors with hopes and plans to live fulfilled lives.
An additional event took place on Friday, 27 July, with the screening of the film ‘’Priceless,’’ shown at the Franciscan Cinema at the Emmaus centre, Birkirkara. Following the screening, Margaret’s colleague and co-worker at the Dar Merhba Bik Foundation, Bernardette Briffa, also a RENATE member, was invited to share her knowledge and experiences of working with victims of human trafficking. It was a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about Human Trafficking and encourage people’s engagement with efforts to bring an end to this crime against humanity.
The Dar Merhba Bik Foundation works to support women and girls who are victims of violence and trafficking. More information about the Foundation at: http://maltacvs.org/voluntary/good-shepherd-sisters-dar-merhba-bik-foundation/ and also at: https://www.facebook.com/darmerhbabik/
In 2003 in France, 23 religious congregations came together to create The Fields of Boaz to help the most vulnerable refugees in France: single women who arrive alone, fleeing a country because of danger.
Often they do not speak French, have sold most of their assets to pay the traffickers who bring them to Europe and only know a few immigrants from their countries of origin, many of whom are not always eager to help.
It is now 15 years since its foundation and the need for support continues to be as urgent as ever. Twenty residents – Muslim, Buddhist or Christian – are currently housed in apartments provided by individuals or by Catholic communities in Paris or its suburbs … “Protection from the risk of prostitution or of life on the street, we advocate a full reception of these women…. ” explains sister Eliane Loiseau.
For more: https://renatefrance.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/les-champs-de-booz-aux-cotes-des-femmes-refugiees/
Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications. More news of events on 30 July will feature in the coming weeks.