As the first collaboration project of Religions for Peace Japan and Religions for Peace Indonesia, Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) is pleased to announce that we will hold the online shelter visit webinar to raise public awareness of labor exploitation issues in Indonesia on Saturday, March 26th, 2022.
According to the 2016 report by International Labor Organization, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage.
Out of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labor, 16 million people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work, construction or agriculture; 4.8 million persons in forced sexual exploitation, and 4 million persons in forced labor imposed by state authorities.
Also, ILO reported that women and girls are disproportionately affected by forced labour, accounting for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry, and 58% in other sectors.
Each national chapter of ACRP discusses the challenges of Human Trafficking faced in their countries and implements the project from multiple approaches to tackling the issues.
Since the first online symposium with RfP Philippines, RfP Japan has decided to continue learning Human Trafficking issues from ACRP chapters. This seminar is the second online bilateral joint project, and they launch this seminar with RfP Indonesia.
In this online shelter visit, we will learn about the current situation of labor exploitation and discuss concrete actions to be taken in the future, with the cooperation of the Rumah Harapan GMIT (Gereja Masehi Injili di Timor), a support organization addressing labor exploitation in the Indonesia, in collaboration with the WCRP/RfP Indonesia.
Rumah Harapan GMIT is a religious organization of the Protestant Church in Indonesia. In response to the high incidents of human trafficking an d violence against women and children in the region.GMIT organized Rumah Harapan to work with the police, govenrment agencies, churched, and communities since February 2018. The organizers’s main initiative agains human trafficking in dedicated to the prevention, protection and support of victims of gender-based violence (women and children)We look forward to a fruitful learning exchange grounded in our joint mission of advancing common action for peace.
Theme: “Learning from Indonesia on Prevention of Trafficking in Person~”
Date/ Time: Saturday, March 26th, 2022 from 3:00 PM~5:00 PM (Japan Standard Time)
Program Highlight: ・Introduction of Rumah Harapan
・Overview of labor exploitation issues
・Shelter Visit (video)
・Personal Sotries of Victims of Trafficking in Person (video)
MC:Ms. Enko Komiyama (Catholic)
Member of the Task Force for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons, RfPJapan
Languages: English and Japanese (*simultaneous translation will be provided)
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