Monday, August 15, 2022

Workshop on ‘combating child trafficking’

A sensitisation workshop as part of the “combating child trafficking” campaign in commemoration of “World Day against Human Trafficking” under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” was held on August 1, in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner (DC) Kiphire.
According to a DIPR report, the workshop was organised by the National Commission for protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) with the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) and Kiphire district administration.
At the workshop, resource person, senior superintendent of police (SP) Kiphire, Muthasuyi spoke on the topic, “preventing child trafficking” and highlighted the major problems that lead to child trafficking.
Cautioning that uneducated parents are easily convinced by conmen, the SP asserted the need to create awareness and educate the parents and urged the civil society organisations to start reaching out to the parents.
Muthasuyi said many children from the marginalised community also become victims of substance abuse which could lead to trafficking for which he said there was a need to create proper awareness on the subject.
Earlier, in a welcome address, DC Kiphire, T Wati Aier thanked the NCPCR for initiating the programme and requested the officers and various NGO leaders to disseminate information on child trafficking in every village and also to educate them.
Highlighting the main objectives of the campaign, NCPCR official, Kapil Sharma said the objective was to sensitize the key stakeholders on basic indicators to identify children at risk, vulnerable children, and to combat child trafficking in the bordering district of India.
He stated that NCPCR was organising 25 days campaign in 75 bordering districts of India as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India.
The programme ended with the way forward and summed up by DCPO Kiphire.

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