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House continues deliberates on draft recommendations of Legislation and Strategies for addressing Human Trafficking

Posted on :20 February 2020

27th sitting of the House continued with the deliberation on the recommendations on the review report of legislation and Strategies for addressing Human Trafficking by Social and Cultural Affairs Committee (SCAC).

Yesterday, the SCAC presented the review report and proposed five recommendations to the House for deliberation. The House deliberated on two recommendations that is on the legislation, policy and international convention; and Manpower and funding for Department of Law and Order. The House directed the Committee to finalize the recommendations taking into consideration the comments and suggestions of the members.

Similarly, today the House continued to deliberate on the three remaining recommendations proposed by the Committee which includes sensitization and awareness programmes, Trafficking in Persons Emergency Helpline, and Employment.

While the House supported the recommendation submitted by the Committee on trafficking in person’s emergency helpline, however, members sought clarification on extending sanitization and awareness campaigns at school, drayangs and to the oversea employment agents, identifying lead agencies for creating awareness on human trafficking, standardizing age and qualification for oversea employment, and equally prioritize job creation and skill trainings for unemployed women and men amongst others.

The House directed the Committee refine the recommendations incorporating the suggestions and additional proposals of the Members and accordingly present final recommendations to the House for adoption.

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