“Committed to the Cause –
Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking”
The 2020 theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons will focus on the first responders to human trafficking. These 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.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the essential role of first responders has become even more important. Particularly as the restrictions imposed by the pandemic have made their work even more difficult. Still, their contribution is often overlooked and unrecognized.
Through stories from first responders describing their practical work in assisting victims UNODC intends to spotlight their contribution and that of their function, institution, organization, team or community and its impact on fighting trafficking.
How you can get involved:
- Highlight the work of first responders in your country, community or organization
- Share, like and comment on the social media messages for the World Day
- Donate to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking, which provides on-the-ground assistance and protection to victims of trafficking.
In a bid to provide urgent help and support to those most affected by human trafficking, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking in 2010.
Administered by UNODC, the Trust Fund has one primary objective: to provide the opportunity for people from all walks of life including Governments, the private sector, international organizations, NGOs and individuals to work together to directly help those most affected by this scourge across the globe.
Through its Small Grants Facility, the Trust Fund awards multi-year grants of up to $20,000 per year to grassroots NGOs that directly assist victims of human trafficking in countries around the world.
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