80% of human trafficking victims are women

DUBAI — As many as 80 per cent of the human trafficking victims are women and 50 per cent are children, revealed the Dubai Police on the occasion of release of a booklet titled “Stop Human Trafficking”.

By (Amira Agarib)

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Published: Tue 22 Mar 2011, 11:50 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:24 AM

Dr Sultan Al Jamal, Director of Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre, said that as part of the Dubai Police’s keenness to spread awareness on human trafficking crimes and educate community on fighting it, and as per the senior police officials’ instruction, the centre had brought out the booklet in coordination with the United Nations.

The book gives definition of human trafficking, legal aspects and the objective and vision of the human trafficking monitor centre. It also highlights the procedures to be taken to combat human trafficking and the services provided to the victims by the centre.

He said that human trafficking is an international crime linked with organised criminals and international mafia. The booklet sheds light on the volume of human trafficking world wide. The statistics showed that between 600,000 and 800,000 people are being trafficked every year through borders in addition to millions who are being trafficked inside their countries.

He said that International Labor Organization (ILO) estimated the number of people who were forced to work reached 12,300,000 and human trafficking revenues reached 32 billion dollars annually.

Al Jamal stressed the importance of spreading awareness on the targeted categories and also among officers at the entry points and other professionals who provide health and social services and the private sector, who should be trained to fight the phenomena.

He said that the Human Trafficking Crimes Monitoring Centre will issue a manual focusing on the spread of awareness on human trafficking and includes the priorities and function of each department. amira@khaleejtimes.com

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