Tue

02

Aug

2016

AMMAN PE MARKS 2016 WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING

The Philippine Embassy in Amman, Jordan, in collaboration with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA), marked World Against Human Trafficking Day at the worker's shelter in POLO-OWWA last 30 July 2016.

 

The commemoration covered brief talks by Ambassador Junever Mahilum-West, Consul Cassandra Sawadjaan and Labor Attache Florenda Herrera on what constitutes the crime of human trafficking and the measures to be taken to combat it. The Passion Freedom film on "Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery" was shown to illustrate the prevalence of human trafficking worldwide.   A number of wards of the shelter later shared  their experiences of being trafficked.

 

In a related event, a meeting was held on 27 July at the Embassy with the Filipino community in Amman to commemorate World Against Trafficking Day, with the same program.