Malawi to commemorate day against human trafficking

Malawi to commemorate day against human trafficking

For the first time Malawi will this year commemorate world day against human trafficking in persons which falls in August.

The day was set aside by United Nations which aims at raising awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for protection of their rights.

Speaking ahead of the commemoration senior deputy secretary in the ministry of home affairs Patricia Liabunya says government is determined to ensure human trafficking is eradicated in Malawi by 2025.

“For the battle against the vice to be won, there is need for joint efforts from different players,”said Liabunya.

Meanwhile, executive director for Eye of the child Maxwell Matewere says more children in Malawi are vulnerable to human trafficking.

“Recent statistics indicate that over 1 million children from 5 to 17 years are in child labour which is a result of human trafficking,” added Matewere.

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