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Activists call on the government to attack human trafficking

Arturo Sanchez Jimenez

Newspaper La Jornada
Saturday May 21, 2022, p. 6

Human rights activists and defenders who participated in a forum convened by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Mexico yesterday called on the Mexican authorities to address human trafficking and emphasized that priority should be given to vulnerable groups. like the migrants.

Alma Tucker, founder and president of the Binational Hearts Network organization, said at the virtual meeting Agents of change: the power to speak out against human trafficking, that the increase in undocumented immigrants on the border between the United States and Mexico has been taken advantage of by criminals and has put these families in a very vulnerable situation, especially the children.

Kenya Cuevas, founder of the civil association Casa de las Muñecas Tiresias, pointed out that a particularly vulnerable group is women. trans. “The State ignores these needs. There is a debt with women transand there are no actions to fully repair the damage.”

The activist Marlen Garrido Nolasco pointed out that it is important that young people know about these issues to prevent child sexual abuse and human trafficking. So, she indicated her, you can be part of a change in life of those who are in danger.

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