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IOM to conduct second awareness campaign
June 8, 2016, 1:31 pm
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The International Organization for Migration in Kuwait will be launching its second awareness campaign on human trafficking at a series of shopping malls in Kuwait under the auspices of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammed Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

This builds on the previous awareness campaign which was conducted by IOM in September 2015 under the auspices of His Excellency Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs.

The campaign, titled ‘Together Against Trafficking in Persons’ (#TogetherAgainstTraffickingInPersons), aims to familiarize the public with the difficulties experienced by trafficked persons, which includes deception by the recruiter, and abuse and exploitation by the employer.

It also aims to build the public’s ability to identify victims of trafficking, and publicize resources from the Government of Kuwait that are available to victims of trafficking.

IOM Kuwait Chief of Mission, Iman Ereiqat said, “It is important to create awareness among the community, as many people do not know the true extent of the negative impact of trafficking in persons and also the definition of the efforts of the State of Kuwait and humanitarian role and leadership position in combatting this crime which occurs worldwide”.

This positive cooperation between the International Organization for Migration and the State of Kuwait is a reflection of the interest of important and sensitive issues of vulnerable groups of society and its commitment to social responsibility.

The campaign will be held on the following dates and venues:

8 -10 June at Avenues Mall from 8pm to 1am.

11-13 June at Marina Mall from 10:30am to 4:30pm and from 8pm to 1am

14 – 16 June at Souq Sharq from 8pm to 1am

4 June – 5 July at Gate Mall from 8pm to 1am

For more information, contact Mohammed el Zarkani, Programme Manager, at http://melzarkani@iom.int

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