By Mike Gwadani
Malawi Network Against Trafficking in Person(MNAT) has called upon Government and all relevant stakeholders to respond to challenges that first responders to human trafficking are facing.
In a statement to mark the world day against trafficking in person(TIP)which falls on July 30,MNAT says the the day will be observed under the theme “Committed to the cause” working on the front line to end TIP”.
The statement says the theme clearly underlines the significant roles the first responders to TIP play in the fight against the vice.
Reads the Statement in Part.
“The front liners in the fight against TIP are people who work tirelessly in different sectors to identify,support, counsel and seek justice for TIP victims”
The statement further says the front-liners are facing numerous challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic, Lack of resources, Access to Justice, no shelters,TIP fund and Porous borders.
Meanwhile MNAT has urged government and all relevant stakeholders to respond to the challenges faced by the front liners by among others recognising their efforts by compensating them,recognising and decorating, speedy judicial process on TIP cases and building safe homes for victims of TIP.
MNAT is a registered member organisation focussed on preventing human trafficking and working to ensure that children and adults who have experienced trafficking and their families get the support and care they need to live safe and healthy lives.