Media Advisory: Launch of UNICEF/Terre des Hommes “Action to Prevent Child Trafficking in South Eastern Europe: A Preliminary Assessment”
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Tuesday, 22 August 2006
Preventing Child Trafficking In South Eastern Europe
WHEN: Tuesday, 29th August 2006, 9.45am to 11am
WHERE: UNICEF UK, Africa House, 64-78 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NB
WHO: Maria Calivis, Regional Director, UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Christian Hafner, Vice-President of the Terres des Hommes Board
Mike Dottridge, Report Author
Andrew Radford, Director of Communication and Programme for the UK National Committee of UNICEF
WHY: The number of children trafficked in South Eastern Europe is difficult to quantify – child trafficking is an underground activity and gathering accurate data is not easy. What can be said, though, is that there are countless children who are potential trafficking victims. It is time to stop trafficking before it starts and work to prevent children from falling into the hands of traffickers.
Prevention as part of anti-trafficking efforts in South Eastern Europe lags behind other key components (awareness-raising and prosecution). This is due, in part, to the fact that it requires that the root causes of trafficking to be addressed, a task that involves a much greater commitment to understanding the processes of trafficking than currently exists in the region.
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