Workshop addresses Human Trafficking agenda

Survivors of sexual and gender based violence, as well as other types of abuse are at times more vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers who give them a false sense of hope.

Relevant agencies need to take note of this and be able to identify the survivors as well as establish how best they can go about addressing the issue of human trafficking.

In reference to these challenges, 10 defence and prosecution lawyers were in a two day basic awareness workshop to identify best approaches towards combatting trafficking in persons.

The lawyers were challenged that this is an important agenda to addressing the Human Trafficking issue and understanding the victim referral pathways through relevant agencies.

The workshop was facilitated for by technical expert, Steven Harvey, who is attached with Europol.

Also present were other relevant stakeholders such as the CIMC.

Imelda Wavik