MANILA, Nov. 20, 2012?As the issue of human trafficking still a grave problem, especially in Asia, Caritas Asia in coordination with Caritas Philippines – National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace is holding a three-day workshop to come up with concrete action plan to fight the illegal trade.
Zar Gomez, Caritas Asia Regional Coordinator said that after reviewing their regional anti-trafficking program, they will produce a solid action plan to further strengthen and reinvigorate their agenda against human trafficking.
“Trafficking is still a big issue in Asia, and as such we deem it necessary to further hone our capacities as a Caritas confederation in the region, particularly in responding to the problems and issues brought about by the numerous cases of trafficking in our region,” Gomez said.
He added that the 2012 Caritas Asia Regional Meeting and Planning Workshop on Anti-Trafficking of Women and Children will open opportunities for the participants to learn from one another and gain more competence and capacity in responding to trafficking and migration issues.
“…so that we may be able to assess where we are now, after several years of holding the program, and see how else to proceed and better ourselves from our present standing. The event is also aimed at beefing up and adding more teeth to our existing initiatives in our respective countries regarding the trafficking/involuntary migration issues in our region,” said Gomez.
The three-day meeting and planning workshop on Anti-Trafficking of Women and Children is being held at the CBCP-NASSA BEC Development Center in Tagaytay on November 21-23. [SocialActionNews]