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National Carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ) has today launched its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Policy and Public Awareness Campaign in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC).
The fully endorsed Trafficking in Persons Policy came into effect in January 2023 and outlines the airline’s stand and actions against Human Trafficking.
The Public Awareness and Outreach campaign is designed to educate Kenya Airways staff and the public about the misconceptions, the realities of human trafficking as well as how to identify and report cases of Human Trafficking.
2021 Global Estimates indicate that 49.6 million people are in modern slavery on any given day, according to a 2022 IOM report on Global Estimates of Modern Slavery Forced Labour and Forced Marriage.
Speaking at the launch, Florence Bore Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Labour & Social Protection said, “Due to the global and criminal nature of trafficking in persons, prevention and response efforts require a multi-disciplinary approach within and across sectors and borders. Transport is one of the important sectors in the fight against trafficking.
“The launch of the Kenya Airways Policy on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a clear testament to Kenya Airways’ commitment, as a key player in the airline industry, to strengthen our combined efforts in combatting trafficking in persons in the country and across the globe. It is no doubt that the training and creation of awareness among the KQ airline staff, provided for in the policy, will build their capacity to proactively play their role in the fight against trafficking in persons.”
In December 2021, UNODC combined the expertise of two of its programmes – the Better Migration Management (BBM) Programme and the Airport Communication Project (ARCOP) to organise a specialised inter-agency workshop on combating Trafficking In Person (TIP) at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
This workshop brought together officers based at JKIA from police, immigration, airport authority, customs, prosecutors, and representatives of Kenya Airways.
After four days of interactive sessions, the participants adopted recommendations, including for Kenya Airways to develop actions to prevent and combat TIP.
Speaking on the initiative, Maria Temesvari, Deputy Regional Representative for Eastern Africa at UNODC added, “Following our UNODC training we were impressed by Kenya Airways’ efforts to fight human trafficking. We are honoured to work with Kenya Airways today to educate the travelling public and Kenya Airways, employees.
“I wish to congratulate Kenya Airways on the launch of their policy on trafficking in persons and acknowledge its role to further enhance the Government of Kenya’s capacity in combating trafficking and increasing the number of detections and investigations of this crime.”Google+