Human Traffic Watch

Rwanda: Step-Up Fight Against Human Trafficking, Rwandan Tells UN Summit

In Awareness, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on May 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm

A Rwandan diplomat at the Rwandan mission at the UN has asked the world body to devise urgent measures to curtail human trafficking as the crime is on the increase.

Jeanne d’Arc Byaje, Rwanda’s deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, on Tuesday, told the General Assembly meeting on the Appraisal of the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons that the stakes in human trafficking are too high to be ignored any further.

“Since 2009, 130 cases of human trafficking have been recorded in Rwanda. These include cases of victims who have been recovered or intercepted and others that are still in the hands of criminals,” Byaje said.

She said the crime is exacerbated by poverty, unemployment, inequality, social exclusion, marginalisation and racism.

Source: allAfrica

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