By Hani Hazaimeh
AMMAN – HRH Princess Basma on Sunday underlined the important role of religious institutions in combating human trafficking via raising public awareness on the impact of this crime on society.
Addressing participants in a workshop titled “Working together to fight trafficking in persons”, she highlighted the progress the Kingdom has made over the past years in combating this crime.
“Jordan has advanced significantly in addressing trafficking in persons by endorsing the Human Trafficking Law and issuing a national strategy, paving the way for a national action plan that identifies the right approach and tools needed to end this phenomenon and provide protection for the victims,” Princess Basma said at the opening session of the two-day workshop.
However, more work is still needed to reach the aspired objectives, such as introducing the contents of the strategy into the educational curricula, she added.
“Work contracts should also clarify the rights of human trafficking victims and include guidelines to be followed in case they are subject to human trafficking. This needs coordination between all relevant parties in the public and private sectors since trafficking in persons is classified as a trans-border crime and considered one of the worst forms of violations to human dignity,” Princess Basma said. read more
Note: The words ‘human trafficking’ are sort of fashionable, however, instead of clearly and simply mention the real problem in the Middle East, and that is how to treat a ‘domestic servant’ one uses the United Nations big words. Most persons will miss the point and not feel that it concerns them, after all, they legally obtained their ‘domestic servants’ from a ‘legal agent’.