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Philippine Embassy in Oman celebrates 2019 World Day Against Trafficking

Business Thursday 08/August/2019 16:42 PM
By: Times News Service
Philippine Embassy in Oman celebrates 2019 World Day Against Trafficking

Muscat: The Philippine Embassy in Oman joined the Philippines to celebrate the 2019 World Day Against Trafficking.

This year’s theme is: "Isang Bayan, Isang Paninindigan, Laban sa Trafficking ng Mamamayan,” which translates to "One People, One Stand, Against Citizen Trafficking.”

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): "Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. Traffickers the world over continue to target women and girls. The vast majority of detected victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and 35 per cent of those trafficked for forced labour are female.”

"Therefore, on the 2019 World Day UNODC is focusing on highlighting the importance of Government action in the interest of victims of trafficking. But the call to action is not only to Governments, we encourage everyone to take action to prevent this heinous crime.” UNODC added.