Dimapur July 30: To commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Nagaland State Social Welfare Board (NSSWB), State Resource Centre for Women, 181-Women Helpline, Sakhi -One Stop Centre (OSC) and Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) jointly collaborated to develop Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials in all the local dialects of the State.
A press release on Friday informed that the materials include information about the types of human trafficking, how the victims can get entangled, Rights of the victim, legal mechanisms and also service mechanisms in place.
Sarah R Ritse, Commissioner & Secretary of Social Welfare Department and Administrator of NSSWB, released the IECs on July 30.
She shared that globally, COVID-19 pandemic has pushed women and children into vulnerable situations and the risk of being trafficked has highly increased.
She said that the general public should be vigilant about the modus operandi of human traffickers who lure vulnerable people with false promises of better life by offering jobs and education.
Ritse hoped that the IECs, which have been translated in local dialects, will be helpful to create awareness at the grassroots; and encouraged NGOs, civil societies, churches and community leaders to participate in disseminating the information on this pertinent issue.
Peren district administration, in collaboration with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) MSK-District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) and Sakhi-One Stop Centre, observed World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the theme, ‘Victims’ Voices Lead The Way’ at Town Hall, Peren on July 30.
Nodal Officer of BBBP & EAC, Peren HQ, Kevethito Rose delivered the welcome address-cum-key concept of the programme.
Theme speaker, ASI, Women Police Station, Jalukie, Tingkhovei Kuki said that there is a need for recognition, acceptance, respect and understanding of the victims to overcome human trafficking.
She added that human trafficking has entered through forced labour, domestic help, sex-trafficking and organs trafficking where the victims did not have any choice but were forced. Kuki also said that the rescued victims require care, love and friendly approach to go back to normal life.
District Child Protection Unit, Advocate Asungbe Hau shared on the topic ‘Trafficking in Peren District’.
(Page News Service)