‘Trafficking in persons is detrimental to survivors and society’

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Kathmandu: The second batch TOT in Conceptual Clarity and Effective Investigation into Human Trafficking Cases organized for the investigating officers of Nepal Police kicked off here yesterday. The main objective of the TOT is to enhance the capacity of investigating officers of the Nepal Police to combat trafficking in persons (TIP) in a more effective way.

Dan Bahadur Malla, Superintendent of Police, encouraging the participants said that evidence should be collected not created.

Anjan Kumar Dahal, President of Center for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd) said that traffickers have been using newer ways and means to traffic people, mostly girls and women and TIP cases are getting complex.

“TIP is a complex and multi-dimensional issue with multi-faceted impacts on survivors but also on our society. Therefore, a crime of this magnitude demands a collaborative and integrated response from all stakeholders,” said Zainab Akther, Chief of Party of Winrock International’s Hamro Samman Project.

Facilitators delved into different aspects of human trafficking including its definition as per domestic and international laws and discussed many practical cases in relation to TIP.

It was discussed that human trafficking forms one of the three major transnational crimes after weapon and drug smuggling.

A total of 21 police personnel selected from across the country are participating in the TOT. Supported by USAID, the TOT is being organized jointly by Hamro Samman and its implementing partner CeLRRd.