14 July 2011

Angola: Civil Society Debates Human Trafficking

Photo: Women Make Movies
A large number of trafficked people in Tanzania are women.

Mbanza Kongo — Members of the civil society and non-governmental organizations based in Mbanza Kongo district, participate from Tuesday in a workshop on "human trafficking assistance of human trafficking", promoted by International Organization for Migration (IOM).

At the opening ceremony, the coordinator of IOM project, Lorena Pinto, stressed that the issue of human trafficking should not only be of government responsibility, but for every member of the civil society.

The coordinator added that the assistance and protection should be offered by non-governmental organization in countries of destination, transit or origin.

According to Lorena Pinto, this assistance should not only include accommodation, medical care, psychological assistance, education, professional training, legal assistance and transportation but also double medical assistance.

Lorena Pinto expects that for two days, issues being taught can serve as catalyst to distinguish a trafficked person and an illegal immigrant and to multipliers of them in their action in families and communities.

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