Have heart for trafficking victims: World Day against Trafficking in Person

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As the World marked its first “World Day against Trafficking in Persons”, young students of Amity Institute of Social Science came forward to discuss the issue of human trafficking in Amity University. On 30th July, 2014, Shakti Vahini, an anti human trafficking NGO, organized a discussion on human trafficking in collaboration with Amity Institute of Social Science to give a platform to young students to learn the gravity of the issue and discuss the problem at a depth.

The programme began with the brief introduction about human trafficking and the modus operandi of the traffickers. It has been observed in past few years that due to efforts of anti human trafficking agencies, the issue of trafficking has come into light and people at the destination level are quite familiar with the issue. But, the rude and cruel reality of trafficking is still unknown to people. Hence Shakti Vahini has started a campaign to reach young students from different universities and residents through RWAs and educate them about the human trafficking. The main objective of the campaign is to reduce trafficking of young girls and children into the capital.

Mentioning the plight of the trafficking victim, Mr. Rishi Kant, Social Activist from Shakti Vahini said that the innumerable girls and children are lured and trafficked from remote villages to metro cities. “There is an urgent need to join hands and aware youth of our country to give strength to this fight against human trafficking”, Said Mr. Kant. With the examples of case studies, Mr. Kant very enthusiastically motivated the students. In this interactive discussion, students not only cleared their doubts and misconception about the issue but also shared their own experiences.

Focusing on the skewed sex ratio of some states of North India, Mr. Kant described how trafficking of girls is done for forced marriages and girls are being reduced into sex slaves. He further said that the situation is very alarming need immediate action. Students were told to be active and condemn trafficking in any form.

At the end, Students took a pledge to report the matter of trafficking and contribute in this fight.

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