Baku, July 30, AZERTAC
July 30 marks the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This year, the IOM mission in Azerbaijan launched a public information campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking on the occasion of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
The awareness campaign targets both vulnerable groups and the general public in Azerbaijan, in the sense that not only those at immediate risk of trafficking will be targeted with direct prevention messages, but also the general population.
Posters and promotional videos in Azerbaijani and English that were posted on the Mission’s social media pages were designed with the aim of raising awareness about human trafficking, preventing vulnerable people from becoming victims of trafficking and to encourage people to report their concerns to the specialized police service by announcing the telephone number of the Main Department for Combating Human Trafficking.
Currently, as part of the campaign, large posters are displayed on the streets of the Azerbaijani capital, in public places and on social media pages illustrating different types of human trafficking that pose a threat to society.
The campaign, which addresses both sexual and labor exploitation as a widespread form of modern slavery, is part of IOM’s ongoing initiative to help governments, labor organizations civil society, international organizations and the private sector to combat human trafficking in Azerbaijan.
IOM works with the Azerbaijani government to help prevent human trafficking, prosecute traffickers, and assist survivors of trafficking and their families. With funding from USAID, IOM is supporting three civil society shelters in Azerbaijan to help vulnerable women and children, including survivors of domestic violence, exploitation, and human trafficking.
IOM Azerbaijan Launches Public Information Campaign Dedicated to World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
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