February 15, 2017

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Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day observed in Mandalay

Youths participate in demonstration marking Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day in Mandalay.—Thiha Ko Ko
Youths participate in demonstration marking Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day in Mandalay.—Thiha Ko Ko

Mandalay Region observed Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day on September 13 for the third consecutive year. The event was held at Mandalay City Hall and attended by Region Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Myo Min Aung, Chairman of Region Prevention Committee of Trafficking in Persons U Win Shein, senior region officials, school principles, students, local elders and stakeholders.
Those who had voluntarily taken part in the region’s trafficking in persons enforcement programmes were presented with certificates of honour.
World Vision (Myanmar)’s zone manager Naw Emerald San Min spoke on behalf of the stakeholders and a short video about efforts to curb trafficking was presented. A play titled, “Let’s prevent trafficking in persons dutifully” was staged and a photo exhibition featuring the activities of anti-trafficking in persons was displayed.
Mandalay Region is intensifying its efforts to tackle human trafficking. From January to August this year, educative talks were given on 149 occasions, reaching more than 17,000 students and 15,000 members of the local community. Posters were placed in visible areas in the wards and pamphlets were distributed as part of efforts to raise public awareness.

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