IOM: Tajikistan raises awareness of Sughd youth on trafficking in persons threats

March 31, 2016 10:46

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Dushanbe, 31.03.2016. (NIAT “Khovar”). – More than 10,000 youth of the Sughd province will raise their awareness on trafficking in person threats and labour migrants’ rights during a series of information campaigns started today, on March 31, 2016, in Asht district.

The campaigns are organized by the Association “Woman and Society” under the USAID’s Dignity and Rights Project. The project is implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and is made possible by the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The series of three information campaigns titled “Know your rights and be safe from being trafficked” will give the youth of Asht district, Khujand city, and Bobojon Ghafurov district an outlook at the trafficking in persons problem in Tajikistan, the popular schemes criminal rings use to trick people for further trafficking and sexual and work exploitations, and ways to keep themselves and their families and friends safe from falling victims to exploitators.

During the campaigns, experts from the Association “Woman and Society”, IOM Tajikistan, and related Tajikistan government structures in selected local cities and districts will inform the youth on complications of accepting questionable job offers and the real stories of traffickers’ victims, will moderate different contests aimed at testing the knowledge and raising the awareness of youth on trafficking in persons issues, will disseminate information leaflets, as well as will participate at different TV shows on the topic.

March 31, 2016 10:46

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