Press Release

Measures to fight against human trafficking were held in two regions of Turkmenistan

05 December 2022

  • A training on fighting against human trafficking and the information campaign “Study. Take action. Share” for youth, civil society and government representatives was held in the cities of Dashoguz and Turkmenabat, as well as in the Gyorogly and Chardzhev regions, from November 10 to 18.

The events were organized by the International Organization for Migration within the framework of the "Youth Awareness and Engagement Program to mitigate multidimensional risks and threats associated with the Global Pandemic" jointly implemented by the Government of Turkmenistan and the UN, funded by the UN Trust Fund for Human Security.

The issues of unregulated migration and combating human trafficking are one of the urgent problems in the modern world. The joint program is an example of active interaction between government agencies, civil society and international organizations in the implementation of the tasks of combating human trafficking, as well as raising public awareness on human security issues.

All participants of the events received knowledge about internal and external communication tools to promote issues in the field of fighting against human trafficking and noted the importance of conducting information campaigns.

Campaign “Study. Take action. Share” served as a channel for disseminating information about getting advisory assistance on social, legal and psychological issues.

Jumaniyazova Govher, an events participant noted:

“The problem of human trafficking is unacceptable and incompatible with the fundamental values ​​of our state. Therefore, information campaigns help unite the efforts of the Government and civil society to solve key tasks aimed at preventing and fighting against human trafficking.”

Imam Khudaiberdiev Jorakul:

“It is great to see representatives of all ages participating in information campaigns, from youth to elders. This generational continuity is very important. The youth received knowledge that they will share with the population. As an elderly person, I would like to note the great role of our state, which is taking all measures to reduce the risks of falling into a situation of human trafficking, so there is a need to continue to conduct information campaigns to raise public awareness in this area.”

Dovletgeldi Chariyev

Dovletgeldi Chariyev

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