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Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry. The full scope is difficult to assess. In the light of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, we want to pay tribute to the frontline workers: the people who support and safeguard the rights of survivors of trafficking. We’re therefore honored to give the floor to our partners PAG-ASA, Payoke Vzw and IOM Thailand – organizations committed to assisting survivors of human trafficking – in our new podcast mini-series.
Listen to the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2021 Mini-Series on Spotify – IOM Belgium and Luxembourg | Podcast on Spotify
Meet Among Resi, Programme Officer for the Counter-Trafficking and Migrant Protection Unit at IOM Thailand. Among explains the efforts made by their mission to provide assistance to victims of trafficking and mentions the awareness-raising activities IOM Thailand conducts to eliminate the risk of people falling prey to human traffickers. [available in English]
Meet Anthony Verhasselt, Team Coordinator at Payoke, a non-governmental organization that fights against the trading and exploitation of people. Anthony discusses the high level of resilience victims have and the role of frontline workers in assisting these people. [available in Dutch]
Meet Sarah De Hovre, Director of PAG-ASA, a Brussels-based nonprofit that supports victims of human trafficking. In this episode, Sarah talks to IOM Belgium and Luxembourg on how to detect human trafficking. A difficult task since human traffickers operate under the radar. [available in French]