Beside Central Java, NTT Prone Human Trafficking

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, November 23 2017 - 18:30 IWST

Menteri Pemberdayaan Perempuan dan Perlindungan Anak Prof. DR. Yohana Susana Yembise, Dip, Apling, MA., PhD. bersama Lansia
Menteri Pemberdayaan Perempuan dan Perlindungan Anak Prof. DR. Yohana Susana Yembise, Dip, Apling, MA., PhD. bersama Lansia

INDUSTRY.co.id - Kupang - Minister for Women Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA) Yohana S Yembise said East Nusa Tenggara is in the red zone of "human trafficking" or human trafficking.

"The province of East Nusa Tenggara has always been our special concern about human trafficking because it has entered the red zone," she said in a press statement received by media crews from the PPPA Ministry of Public Relation in Kupang on Thursday (23/11/2017)

This was conveyed during his working visit to Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai regency, in the framework of the campaign "Together Protect Children" (BERLIAN).

She said that related to trafficking in persons, it is coordinating with the local government and law enforcement officers to immediately do early prevention.

In addition, the role of parents and teachers is also needed to prevent trafficking cases by keeping an eye on the movements of their sons or daughters.

"Especially for women and underage girls, they are often the target of irresponsible people," she said.

Yohana has studied various trafficking cases in several Asian countries such as Brunei Darussallem, Malaysia, China and Korea.

According to him there are often cases of sexual violence to minors. Among the victims were children from East Nusa Tenggara who were used as sexual slaves.

In addition to the issue of human trafficking in the spotlight the Minister of Papuan origin is the case of violence against women.

She said NTT is one of five provinces in Indonesia which is included in the list of crimes against women is high.

"The other four provinces are NTB, East Java, Central Java, and West Java, and NTT is in the first place," she added.

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