30th July 2016 marks the “world day against trafficking” that reminds us that we all have to come together with the strong will to bring positive change and to eradicate crime & human trafficking from this beautiful world. The General assembly of United Nation declared the day, looking at the necessity to raise awareness about the situation and state of mind of the victims of human trafficking and for the protection of their rights.
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We all human beings have equal rights regardless of gender, race, age, origin, case or class, income or property, social status etc. And we all have equal responsibilities to keep our nation peaceful and crime free. Undoubtedly crime is taking a rise in our country, and each and every common man is responsible for this, as no one makes the courage to raise his/her voice. In order to bring a positive change in or society, we as individual have to be the change.
Human trafficking is a crime that is exploiting children, men and women for several selfish purposes including sex and forced labour. As stated by UN, more than 21 million people are victims of forced labour all over the world. This also includes people who are victims of human trafficking for sexual and labour exploitation. Slavery, in both its ancient and modern forms is not only shameful, but is an intolerable act.
Let’s join our hands together to overcome this transnational threat by supporting and protecting victims while pursuing and prosecuting the criminals. On the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, let us resolve to act as one in the name of justice and dignity for all.’