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Frontline testimony – World Day against Trafficking in Persons: Rescuing victims of human trafficking

My name is Charles Ephraim Luhanga, co-founder of Fula Africa. Fula Africa is a non-governmental organization based in Pretoria, South Africa. It’s aim is to promote the dignity of the victims of trafficking in persons in South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region at large. Fula Africa provides translation services to rescued victims of trafficking in persons …


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Today, on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we would like to invite you to join the “live virtual concert”, starting at 18:00 hours Vienna time. The concert is organized by the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking, Especially Women and Children, managed by UNODC, together with the Rukus Avenue Music Group with the “Artists UNited against …


PRESS RELEASE: UNODC “Committed to the Cause- Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking in South Africa”

Pretoria, July 30 — On this year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the focus is on first responders- the social workers, labour inspectors, law enforcement officers and prosecutors, health workers and NGO staff who identify victims, help them on their path to justice and with rebuilding their lives. We thank all of those first responders in South Africa who …

UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa work on Combating Trafficking in Persons in South Africa

30 July 2020: Trafficking in persons situation in South Africa: The Republic of South Africa is a primary destination for trafficked persons in the Southern Africa region and within Africa at large. It is also an origin and transit country for: trafficking towards Europe and North America. Trafficking affects women, men and children exploited in forced labour, commercial sex, forced …

STATEMENT: UNODC Executive Director on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 30 July 2020

Every day, in every country in the world, human traffickers exploit people for profit. The poor and the vulnerable are most at risk. Over 70 per cent of detected trafficking victims are women and girls, while nearly one third are children. COVID-19 has amplified trafficking dangers. Loss of jobs, growing poverty, school closures and a rise in online interactions are …

STATEMENT: UN Secretary-General on the World Day against Trafficking in persons, 30 July 2020

This year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons honours the first responders helping to end the crime of human trafficking: law enforcement officers, social workers, healthcare professionals, NGO staff and many others working around the world to protect the vulnerable. Like the frontline heroes saving lives and sustaining our societies in the COVID-19 pandemic, these providers are keeping vital services going …