World Vision, within its new ‘Together against Trafficking in Persons’ project funded by the United States Department of State, supported the launch of the new awareness raising campaign to combat Human Trafficking and Exploitation initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Armenia.
The campaign launch event hosted US Embassy to Armenia Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Lia Miller, Advisor to Human Rights Defender Sergey Ghazaryan, First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Justice Kristinne Grigoryan and other officials.
Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Tatevik Stepanyan stressed that the campaign will portray survivors of as key actors in the fight against human trafficking and will highlight the importance of listening to and learning from them.
Guest speakers presented the activities carried out by the Government and international and non-governmental organisations to fight against human trafficking and exploitation in Armenia.
“World Vision’s strategy aims to improve the wellbeing of the most vulnerable children, and within our daily work with ultra-poor families we witnessed how poverty makes them highly vulnerable towards trafficking and exploitation. By supporting Armenian Government to combat trafficking World Vision aims to ensure that systems and mechanisms guarantee prevention of trafficking, and in case of need, provide quality support for rehabilitation”, said ‘Together against Trafficking in Persons’ project Manager Gayane Martirosyan․
More on the ‘Together against Trafficking in Persons’ project coming soon!