Slavery is not merely a historical relic. It was issue not only in early times (eg ancient Egypt, ancient Rome, Greece, China …) but also in the 21st century even in the world’s most developed countries.
“Modern slavery” is used as an umbrella term covering practices such as forced labor, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. Read more
Recently Anti-trafficking working group (WG) members had a meeting with an international expert Liliana Sorrentino. The main purpose of her arrival was to evaluate the efficiency of combating against human trafficking and exploitation and to see what challenges Armenia has in near future.
On July 28, 2017, a press conference was held at Henaran Press Club dedicated to the proclamation of Anti-Trafficking World Day by the decision of the UN General Assembly (July 30). Vahram Kazhoyan (Head of Anti-trafficking Working Group, head of International Organizations Department of RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Eleonora Virapyan (Representative of RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, President of Commission on Identification of Trafficking Victims and Exploitation), Read more
White slavery of 21st century-trafficking, exists nearly in every country. Millions of women, men, and children are exploited every year, deprived of their basic human rights: freedom, movement, voice….
Trafficking victims are subjected to sexual and labor exploitation, involved in begging and sale of organ. No one is secured of becoming a trafficking victim, as traffickers do not take into count on sex, age, religion, nationality or social status. Read more
Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. US State Department annually publishes Trafficking in Persons report which is comprehensive resource about the measures for preventing and disclosing trafficking cases around the world. Read more
Fourth year constantly “ART Sight studio” together with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of RA implements “Youth awareness campaign against human trafficking” project. The project seeks to reduce the risk of human trafficking and migration, educate youth on the themes of human rights with the help of trainings and an interactive computer game. The program implements in the youth capital of the current year of RA. This year’s training and game was held in Charentsavan (Youth Capital 2017).
On May 13, “Art SIGHT” studio cooperating with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs launched the “Anti-Trafficking Measures” program, which consists of 2 phases: training and competitive game.
The training was held in Charentsavan (Youth Capital 2017 of RA). The aim of the meeting was to inform and educate youth on the themes of human trafficking, human rights, migration and history/culture of Charentsavan.
The meeting started with the mutual greeting, afterwards the organizers, experts and participants presented themselves. Read more
On April 21 and 22, the American University of Armenia (AUA) organized and hosted a conference on the empowerment of girls and women in Armenia. The two-day event brought together students, faculty, civil society representatives, successful female entrepreneurs, community leaders and members of the public and private sectors. Over 50 speakers from Armenia and around the world offered a holistic perspective on the status and role of girls and women in Armenian society, including in the military, workplace, healthcare society, and society at large. Read more
Various factors and approaches should be included in human trafficking coverage and awareness campaigns. The multilayered problem itself commands the need of various forms of behavior of the involved parties. The adoption of incessantly updating working tools has a clear targeted explanation-prevent trafficking through raising awareness campaigns by predicating the features of actions of recruiters and traffickers. Read more