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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

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    1st Aug, 2020
  • The 2020 World Day against Trafficking in Persons is being celebrated on July 30.
  • This year’s theme focuses on first responders to human trafficking.
  • It was designated by UN in 2013.
  • First Responders are the people who work in different sectors – identifying, supporting, counselling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the traffickers.
  • Blue Heart Campaign of UN has been initiated to raise global awareness to fight human trafficking and its impact on society.
  • It aims to encourage the involvement of the governments, civil society, the corporate sector and individuals to inspire action and help prevent this heinous crime.
  • It allows people to show their solidarity with the victims of human trafficking and increasing their visibility by wearing the Blue Heart.