The chairman of the Guangxi Women’s Federation, Jiang Peilan declared that from hereon Guangxi would further strengthen its interaction and cooperation with all the countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, in the field of opposing trafficking.
It will also crack down on the increasingly rampant trend of trafficking in women and children, in order to contribute as much as possible to the safeguarding of the legal rights and interests of women and children in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
According to her presentation, since 2001 the Guangxi Women’s Federation, the UNICEF, UNIAP, Save the Children in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and the World Bank have been cooperating to develop a project to safeguard women’s legal rights and interests. They have secured assistance from nineteen domestic and foreign organizations for 36 initiatives, in addition to 261,794 Renminbi of free economic aid. The project will include, amongst other initiatives combating the trafficking of women and children, opposing domestic violence and guarding against AIDS, it covers 14 cities and 50 counties, nearly 300,000 people will benefit from the project.
To combat trafficking Jiang Peilan appealed for cooperation between departments and border managers, an increase in financial investment and for trafficked women and children to be given the necessary humanitarian assistance. At the same time cooperation with the relevant organizations and institutions must be strengthened, together they will build a defence line to prevent trafficking in women and children and eradicate this terrible phenomenon.
Adapted from: Zhongxin News Agency, Nanning. 11 October 2006.
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