More efforts to protect victims of human trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR: Five new initiatives will be implemented this year to further protect the welfare of human trafficking victims,

says the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM).

The initiatives include a training module for protection officers, creating an intervention model in shelters and boosting communication services for victims and families, said its strategic planning and policy division, women policy and gender unit assistant secretary Ajanis Ba’i.

“Other initiatives are allowing mothers and children who are rescued together to be housed in the same shelter compared to before when only children under 12 were allowed to be placed in the same shelter with their mother.

“In addition, plans are underway to create shelters in Sarawak, ’’ she said during her appearance on the Bual Bicara talkshow to discuss the topic “KPWKM Initiatives and Policies in Protecting Human Trafficking Victims” aired by Bernama Radio here yesterday.

The efforts were continuations of various initiatives implemented

last year by KPWKM, which heads the Human Trafficking Victims Care and Protection Committee in the Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants, according to Ajanis. — Bernama

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