The 30th of July was designated by the UN General Assembly as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This year’s theme is dedicated to the victims’ experiences highlighting the importance of the involvement of these people into the establishment of effective measures to combat trafficking.
Respecting all efforts to combat trafficking, "Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center urges the global community to intensify the actions and interstate cooperation with the aim to prevent trafficking in human beings.
In particular, the 2020 UN Office on Drugs and Crime Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (TiP), states that "the 2018 findings confirm the 15-year trend of changing age and sex composition of detected victims. Adult women victims are becoming, in proportion, less commonly detected, while the share of children victims has increased to over 30 per cent. The share of boys detected has risen significantly when compared to girls". It is also reported that "globally, one in every three victims detected is a child".
This is a reminder and an indication that children remain an easy target for trafficking and that more effort needs to be put in order to identify the geographical, socio-economic and cultural causes which steer the phenomenon of child trafficking. It worth mentioning that the current pandemic has affected even more the life of highly vulnerable children and has increased the risk to be targeted for trafficking.
“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, being a humanitarian Organisation, defends the rights of every child-victim and offers its services free of charge to all children whose rights are violated.
The Organization operates the 1466 Helpline providing psychological, social, legal support and guidance to children and parents 24/7. The Organization also operates in cooperation with the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO), the EU helpline 116000 for missing children and the EU helpline 116111 for children and teenager’s support.
For further information in relation to the Organization, you may call at 22103234 or visit the online platform www.uncrcpc.org.cy