BUTUAN CITY, July 23 (PIA) - The Regional Inter-Agency Committee Against Trafficking - Violence Against Women and Children (RIACAT-VAWC) Caraga has once again lined-up activities for this year's celebration of the World Day Against Trafficking (WDAT) on July 30, 2019 with the theme "Isang Bayan, Isang Paninindigan Laban sa Trafficking ng Mamamayan" (One Nation, One Affirmation Against Trafficking in Persons).
"The committee has agreed to conduct series of activities to show a unified approach of solidarity with the victim-survivors and awareness raising initiative to fight trafficking in person (TIP) in the entire Caraga region," said Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga regional director and RIACAT-VAWC chair Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim.
Lim bared that members of the committee from various government agencies will convene on July 24-26, 2019 for the conduct of Multi-Disciplinary Training on handling/managing Trafficking in Persons (TIPs) and Victim Protection in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur.
On July 30, 2019, different sectors will also join the committee in the Advocacy Walk scheduled at 4:00 a.m. from the Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol Ground going to Guingona Park, Butuan City, where the program will also be held. On this day also, the public could witness the launching of the Quiz Bowl for Barangay VAW Desk Officers.
"Aside from that, the committee will also recognize the focal persons and centers providing services for TIPs, and awarding of service providers/duty bearers. In the evening, an advocacy concert will also be held with various local performers," said Lim.
The lady director also revealed that in time with the charter day of Butuan City on August 2, 2019, the members of RIACAT-VAWC will be visiting the Home for Boys and Gesu Eucharistic in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte for a Gift-Giving activity.
A total of 37 boys and girls will benefit from the activity.
Lim is hopeful that more Caraganons will be aware of the said campaign and would advocate in their respective communities to prevent TIPs. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)