Public seminar on dangers of trafficking and violence against women and children

admen     23 Nov,2015     , , , , , ,    
1.      Public seminar on dangers of
trafficking and violence against women and children
In order to maximize the action鈥檚 impact on larger scale,
series of seminars were hold to address causes and consequences of human
trafficking and how to combat it. These seminars targeted primarily the
families of the victims who have been identified through community leaders and
religious leaders and schools where drop outs exist as result of early
marriages or child compulsory labour (domestic servants) with the assistance of
the partner NGOs in the targeted areas. The seminars seek to raise the community鈥檚
awareness in the targeted governorates and identify the concept of human
trafficking and what makes families fall into such a trap. The seminars
targeted victims and their families who benefited from legal advice, social and
psychological rehabilitation and other activities of the project. In addition,
they have been encouraged to involve their acquaintances and other members of
the community to enlarge the project’s advocacy against human trafficking. They
acted as activist who work to combat trafficking and advise potential victims
to identify the risks and find alternative ways to provide for their living.
Implemented activities:
AEFL has implemented 9 seminars on as follows:
Serial
Location
Participants
Dates
1st
seminar
Qalubia
105
(80 women, 25 men)
28/11/2013
2nd
seminar
San
Gorge Hotel, Giza
54
women
4/12/2013
3rd
seminar
Qalubia
100
(90 women, 10 men)
12/1/2014
4th seminar
Giza
93
17 November 2014
5th seminar
Giza
69
21 February 2015
6th seminar
Sharkia
88
11 April 2015
7th seminar
Sharkia
91
2 May 2015
8th seminar
Sharkia
90
14 May 2015
9th seminar
Qaliobia
150
3 June 2015
The seminars addressed the following issues:
        
Introduction to victims of
sexual exploitation
        
Sex tourism, tourism
marriage
        
Exploitation of children in
media
        
Forced labour
        
Forced marriage for the
purpose of profiteering
        
The exploitation of
children in in hazardous work:
        
Exploitation in drugs
trafficking
        
Exploitation in wars and
armed conflicts, “the recruitment of children.”
        
Working in unsuitable
places for children, such as factories of sand, marble and crackers, glass and
metal.
        
Work in radioactive
materials and petrochemicals.
        
Over-exhausting agriculture
and irrigation works that denying them access to education.
        
Working in places that pose
a threat to children’s health
        
The exploitation of
children in begging.
        
Victims of forced marriages
        
Victims of forced abortion
as a result of exploitation
        
Women who are victims of
exploitation in the practice of immoral or illegal acts
        
victims of human organs
amputation
Seminar addressed anonymous live cases of human trafficking
from among the action鈥檚 beneficiaries or of the organization’s database or of
cases that attracted media interest. Providing live cases had a good impact on
audience as they will have more credibility rather than providing mere
theoretical information. This approach seeks to discuss and analyse common
problem of human trafficking like children labour and girls鈥 early marriage and
derive weaknesses and strengths to be introduced as learned lessons.

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