World day against Trafficking in Person...this menace has engulfed our future Generations mercilessly.

Hyderabad: 29 July 2022: SPARC Hyderabad issued a Press Release Regarding World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30 (Saturday):
Across the globe, this day is celebrated to create awareness about human trafficking. Serious efforts are taken to defeat this scourge. In 2013, the UN member states adopted a resolution that designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. They declared that such a day was necessary to "raise awareness of the situation, of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights." The Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons was adopted in 2010. It urges governments worldwide to take coordinated and consistent measures to defeat human trafficking in all its forms. The UN plan calls for integrating the fight against human trafficking into the UN's broader programs to boost development and strengthen security worldwide.
According to the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released in December 2016 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); Worldwide a third of all human trafficking victims are children.
Putting light on the importance of World Day against trafficking SPARC Manager Zahid Thebo added his expert opinion that
1. Non implementation of Labour Laws is one of the issues to combat Internal Trafficking and Boded Labour in Sindh and Pakistan.
2. Nonexistence and non activation of District Vigilance Committees is also one of the many problems in Combating Internal Trafficking & force labor in Sindh and Pakistan.
Non-implementation of 2018 Trafficking Protection Act is one of the many causes that strengthen internal trafficking
in Pakistan.
After the Covid outbreak in Pakistan and bleak economic impacts on the poor and ultra-poor class, those, living below the line of poverty, have strengthened this menace of bonded labor in Sindh and Pakistan.
The Labor census occurred in 1996, since no other census on labor and Data is gathered on official grounds to assess the depleted situation of Child Labor and Trafficking in Pakistan.
3. There is a rise in Bonded Labour & TIP in the recent past in Pakistan Due to COVID-19 and an Increase in Inflation and weak economic conditions.
4. Lake of Coordination between Government Departments, Civil Society, Media, Police, FIA, Labour Department, Local Government, Labour Union & Federations, and other relevant Stakeholders are also one of the contributing factors in TIP and Bonded Labour in Sindh and Pakistan.
All the shortcomings mentioned in this press release and the expert opinion of Social activists need to be considered for improvement in the current scenario of Trafficking in Person.

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