Dimapur, July 31: World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2019 programme was held at GHSS Mon on July 30 on the theme ‘You can free me’.
During the function, Centre Administration OSC, Lily Konyak stated that human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit which can affect any one of any age, especially women and children are targeted by the traffickers. Many victims fall into the trap through promises of jobs in call centres, beauty parlour in the big cities with handsome salary, but at the end they are put into prostitution and forced labour.
Anyim Konyak, Case worker, Sakhi One Stop Centre spoke on the aims and objectives of OSC. She stressed on the integrated support & Assistant for Women affected by violence under one roof. She also shared on the services provided by the OSC like medical assistance, police assistance, Psycho-Socio support, legal aid, Shelter and video conference. She informed that one can call women helpline no 181 if they face any problem relating to women violence. Women police from District Executive Force performed a skit during the programme.
Meanwhile, awareness programme on human trafficking was held at various places under Mon Town. On July 27, Inter School Singing Competition was organised at Mission Centre KBBB, Mon.
On July 29, a programme was held at Tin Ali Junction, Mon. Speaking on the occasion, Women Welfare Officer, District Level Centre for Women, Mahila Shakti Kendra Mon, Ngepshom Konyak stated that Human Trafficking is giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation. She also mentioned that the three most common types of human trafficking are sex trafficking, forced labour and debt bondage.
Further she said that sex trafficking often affects women and children and involves forced participation in commercial sex acts, forced labour known as involuntary servitude and debt bondage is another form of human trafficking in which an individual is forced to work in order to pay debt.
Other highlights of the day included a skit on human trafficking by Women Police, dance by various schools and songs.
Various awareness programmes on human trafficking programme was led by EAC Imliwapang Aier which was jointly organised by Mon District Administration, District Executive Force, and District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) and Team Amigos in Mon. ZUNHEBOTO:
Along with rest of the world, Sakhi One Stop Centre Zunheboto observed ‘World Day Against Trafficking in Persons’ at Kids World Montessori School Zunheboto on the theme ‘You Can Free Me.’
The Programme commenced with an invocation by Vinivi Sumi Counsellor OSC and Keynote Address was delivered by Alovini Yeptho Centre, Administrator OSC. Helito. L.Chophi Case Worker OSC spoke on the root causes of Human Trafficking and how to remain vigilant to the menace of human trafficking. Students of Kids World Montessori presented a special number and the programme concluded with benediction by Kali Achumi, Teacher Kids World Montessori School.
World day against trafficking in persons is observed to Stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives and also to urge or pressurise the Government worldwide to take coordinated and consistent measures to defeat this scourge.
An awareness program on Human Trafficking in observation of International human trafficking was organized by Peren district administration in collaboration with MSK, One Stop Centre, and PMMVY. The Program was held under the banner of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) with the theme: “You Can Free Me” on July 30 at Badminton Stadium, Peren.
SDO (Civil) Peren, Rahul Mali IAS in his short speech said, Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers. Almost every country of the world is affected by trafficking he added. Zeliangrong Mother’s Association President, Apeuna Iheilung and Avika Zhimomi CDPO Peren also delivered short speeches.
The program was chaired by Akosi Khate Sakhi- one stop center Peren while Heiriateile women welfare officer delivered welcome address. The program concluded with vote of thanks by PSU President, Rampauyi Ndang.
Students from different institutions, Peren town youth organization, Peren students union, progressive Peren and Peren town women welfare organization (PTWWO) attended the program.
Along with the rest of the World, the World Day against Trafficking in Persons was observed at Indoor Stadium Longleng Nagaland on July 30.
The program was organized by the District Administration, Mahila Shakti Kendra & Sakhi-One Stop Centre Longleng. The introductory note for the event was given by Rohbi Sangtam EAC Hq. Longleng, he said that trafficking in person usually take place due to one’s ignorance. He also encouraged the gathering to be responsible to educate and aware the youngster on child trafficking.
Addressing on the occasion as the special guest, the Deputy Commissioner Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam highlighted the importance of observation of the world day against trafficking in person. He stated that women are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation while men are trafficked for working in illegal activities, factories and mines. He therefore challenged the gathering to be vigilant to stop this menace while also seeking the cooperation of all the stalk holders.
Resource person, Chingong Phom, Literature Secretary, PBCA Longleng defined trafficking as putting someone in an uncomfortable situation where one earn out of another’s life. She also stated that trafficking denotes transferring of human by someone either by force or agreement and that the victims are mostly from economically unstable community and villages. She noted that in today’s society, nagas are attracted to modern culture and as a result becomes a victim of human trafficking.
P Monyei Phom, Penal Lawyer DLSA Longleng presented the report on human trafficking from the legal perspective. She also emphasized on various laws and regulations related to human trafficking such as Prevention of Human Trafficking & Immoral Act, Prohibition of Child Labour Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act.
The occasion was marked by the presentation from Phom Lempong School, singing and choreography from St. Joseph’s Choir and Christian School Respectively. (Page News Service)