SMKN 1 SLAHUNG – GOI show seriousness to tackle trafficking in persons(human trafficking).Memorandum of Understanding was needed to reduce this case.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with six ministries and institutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to improve the handling of Indonesian citizens (citizen) who are victims of the Crime of Trafficking in Persons (TPPO) abroad.
The MoU includes various forms of cooperation that will be done by the relevant ministries and institutions, on five areas including joint identification, treatment of victims, prevention activities together, data exchange and capacity building of human resources (HR).
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno L. Marsudi P argued that until August this year, the Indonesian representatives had handled about 266 cases TPPO abroad.In fact, he said, over the years there have been increasing numbers of victims of human trafficking abroad.
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“From the data we obtain, from the year 2013 there were 188 cases, in 2014 as many as 326 cases and in 2015 increased to 548 cases. Therefore, this MoU has significance as a form of institutionalization of cooperation and to strengthen the three of them prevent, combat and protecting victims, “said Minister Retno at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building, Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Retno also acknowledged that the outside of the case have been dealt, there are still many thousands of similar cases that indicated and are not reported to the Embassy representation abroad.So through this Memorandum of Understanding is expected to be a momentum to strengthen action and cooperation among stakeholders.
“Through this agreement we will not let the perpetrator escape from the law and also does not leave space for the actors to find new victims. We are committed to providing protection for victims ina coordinated,structured and integrated,” said Retno.
Ministries and Institutions that signed the agreement, among others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Ministry of Social Affairs, the Indonesian National Police, the Attorney RI and the National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers (BNP2TKI).