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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Eight Children rescued from trafficking

Posted by Anup Baral | September 15, 2016 :
Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. UNODC, as guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto, assists States in their efforts to implement the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (Trafficking in Persons Protocol). unodc.org

“There are evidences that the magnitude of Trafficking in Persons (TIP), especially of women and children, has increased after the earthquakes. by up to 15 per cent,” said the NHRC report, which was released Monday. An NGO, Maiti Nepal’s data on the number of women and children intercepted before and after three-months of the earthquake reveals that the risk of trafficking increased after the earthquake by at least 15 per cent, going up from 635 to 725 persons.

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