Qatar Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking (QFCHT) is preparing grounds for the establishment of an alliance against human trafficking in the framework of the implementation of the Arab initiative to build national capacities in combating the malaise.
This was announced during a consultative meeting on Qatar’s national strategy for combating human trafficking organised by the Qatar Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking (QFCHT) on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by specialists from 27 governmental, non-governmental and civil society bodies, who discussed various approaches and elements related to the strategy.
Member of the QFCHT board Judge Hessa al Sulaiti gave a speech on behalf of QFCHT Chairman Dr Abdullah al Mal in which he noted the grave challenges the human trafficking phenomenon were posing to the society. He said that the meeting would discuss issues that would help enhance the national strategy of QFCHT for confronting the challenge. He said that the Gulf region could be vulnerable to threats posed by human trafficking and its consequences if no steps were taken to check it.
Dr Mal called for renewed efforts to confront the threats, noting Qatar has the expertise in this regard. He said that Qatar’s hosting of the Arab initiative on combating human trafficking was the best example of the country’s efforts to address the issue. He said that the country’s role in this regard included the setting up of various organisations concerned with human rights and human trafficking issues, the passing of law no 15 of 2011 on combating human trafficking and the national strategy for combating human trafficking that complies with the National Vision 2030, and the National Strategic Plan 2011/ 2016.
QFCHT Director-General Maryam al Malki said that the trend was increasing drastically and posing a threat to humanitarian, social and economic aspects in many societies. She stressed the need to set up a new strategy that would be in line with international standards, new developments in the region, Qatar’s National Vision 2030, the Arab initiative to combat human trafficking, the human trafficking law and national development strategy.
She said that Qatar was on the verge of a crucial developmental phase with the hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup which would require the setting up of a long term strategy to confront human trafficking. The meeting was also addressed by Abdel Wahid Karini, an expert in the field.
source: Qatar Tribune
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