Information access significant in saving women, children from human trafficking

Thursday, 2018-06-21 22:09:38
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NDO/VNA – The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) held a conference in Hanoi on June 21 to seek effective strategy to combat human trafficking, especially on women and children, through strengthening information access and community protection system.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Nguyen Thi Nha, Vietnam’s Representative to AICHR affirmed that Vietnam has paid great attention to the promotion and protection of human rights.

This has been shown in the country’s policies, law and action programmes, she said, adding that Vietnam highly values and support the AICHR’s efforts in ensuring human rights.

Ambassador Nha said that the conference is a good chance for regional countries to foster cooperation in protecting the rights of groups vulnerable to human traffickers, especially women and children.

Meanwhile, Assistant to Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Sanh Chau expressed hope that all participants and speakers will actively engage in discussions, and initiatives at regional scale will be shared at the conference.

During the conference, which will run through June 22, participants will focus on the access to information as part of a preventive strategy to ensure safety for women and children, especially in rural and remote areas.

Regional and international experience as well as best methods of the community in ensuring people’s easy access to information of human trafficking will also be highlighted. At the same time, group talks will address communication strategies, challenges and solutions to make sure that women and children can receive information about human trafficking.