Combating Human Trafficking
In the aftermath of the earthquakes, women and children found themselves in situations of vulnerability, and the risk of human trafficking increased. Safe places like houses and schools were destroyed, and social networks that provide security, such as parents and teachers, were undermined. As women and children searched for safety, and displacement within the country increased due to the earthquake, the potential for breaches in confidence and exploitation increased. As such, Development and Peace is supporting:
- Community training and awareness-raising of human trafficking;
- Strengthening of village vigilance committees;
- Services for victims of human trafficking; and
- Advocacy for the application of national legislation.
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