02 October 2020 12:37 AM

Egypt attaches special importance to fighting human trafficking: official

Tuesday، 15 September 2020 - 08:52 PM

Head of the National Coordinating Committee on Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NC CPIM &TIP) Naela Gabr said Tuesday that Egypt attaches special importance to supporting the groups most vulnerable to exploitation, especially women and children.

This comes upon directives from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on strengthening the element of protection and in implementation to the national strategy for combating and preventing the crime of human trafficking, Ambassador Gabr added. Gabr was speaking during the opening of the first training session held for the employees tasked with receiving complaints about human trafficking over phone at the National Council for Human Rights, the National Council for Women (NCW) and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM). The workshop is organized by the NCCPIM &TIP in cooperation with the three human rights councils along with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Egypt is keen on building the capacity of the bodies concerned with offering assistance in this regard, a matter that would help curb this heinous crime and reintegrate the victims into society, Gabr pointed out.

In a press statement, the NCCPIM&TIP said this workshop comes as part of three others held on raising awareness about human trafficking crime, its forms and the legal framework governing it in addition to the latest means of dealing with its victims.


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