Can Tho steps up fight against human trafficking

The Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Can Tho city will join hands with relevant departments and organisations to raise public awareness of the Law against Human Trafficking.

This is among measures to be taken by Can Tho authority as part of effort to prevent human trafficking in the locality, heard a conference jointly held by the department and the Can Tho Women’s Union on September 22.

According to Pham Ngoc Phuong, head of the Can Tho office of Prevention for Social Vices, the city uncovered nearly 30 cases of human trafficking, involving 40 victims in 2015-2017. She recommended that the victims should receive legislative, financial and psychological supports so that they can reintegrate into the communities and soon stabilise their lives.

Vice Director of the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Vung said that his department will work with the women’s union to support former trafficked persons or vulnerable women who are poor and jobless.

Vocational training will be provided for the vulnerable group under the training project for rural labourers until 2020 while jobs will be introduced to disadvantaged women and counseling on human trafficking prevention will be offered to those who want to get married to foreigners. 

The department will set up a foundation and call on donations from domestic and foreign organisations to ensure that former victims of human trafficking have chance to get loans to establish their own production models.

Legislative procedure support will include legal consultancy, household registers, compensation and other related procedures.

Local people should keep a close watch on the situation in their residential areas and promptly report to relevant authorities any traffickers appearing there.


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