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Human beings 'not for trafficking'

Manama, May 10, 2014

A key seminar was held in Bahrain to raise awareness on the issues related to human trafficking including forced labour, organ trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children.

Human Beings are not for Trafficking' was the topic of St Christopher's Cathedral annual dinner held last night at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa.

The main speaker this year was Saudi Princess Madawi Abdulrahman Al Saud, who is involved in seeking to bring change in attitudes, policy and legislation towards human trafficking in the GCC, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

Princess Madawi is the founder of Ibtissam Foundation in Abu Dhabi, which is involved in a hands-on way in responding to the needs of victims of trafficking.

Migrant Workers Protection Society volunteers gave a presentation at the event.

Princess Madawi gave a short speech on the state of human trafficking in the GCC, drawing on her experience and study of the field, said the report.

She is seeking to raise awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking, its forms and victims throughout the GCC.

Princess Madawi graduated from the Westminster University in London before completing her Masters in International Law at Sorbonne University and has now moved onto her PhD at Brunel University where she is focusing on human trafficking.

Reflecting on sex trafficking, labour trafficking and organ trafficking, she focused on forced labour and sexual exploitation of women and children.

Moreover, she highlighted the lead taken by the UAE government within the region in recognising the problems and seeking to deal with them.-TradeArabia News Service
 




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