Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Baja California government and civil society join forces against human trafficking

TIJUANA.- The Government of Baja California, through the General Secretariat of the Government, has signed cooperation agreements with ten civil society organizations with the aim of combining efforts to combat human trafficking in the region.

The cooperation agreements were signed with the Council of Citizen Organizations Civil Association (COCAC), Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud, the Bar Association Lic. María Sandoval de Zarco, the Playas de Rosarito Lions Club, the Binational Network of Hearts, Talents of the Millennium International, None empty rooms, the State Fire Department Association, the Esperanza Foundation of Mexico and the community center.

Representing the Secretary General of the Government, Catalino Zavala Márquez, the Undersecretary of Institutional Liaison and Social Liaison, Rebecca Vega Arriola, expressed the commitment of the Governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Vila Olmeda, to make visible and combat this crime .

Vega Arriola reported that since the creation of the Law to Combat, Prevent and Punish Trafficking in Persons in the State of Baja California, no progress has been made on this matter; However, in the almost two years of this administration, it was possible to establish the Interagency Commission against Trafficking in Persons (CICTP), the relevant subcommittees, a state program and an internal regulation, and to submit proposals for updating and harmonization to Congress. The Law.

For her part, the Technical Secretary of the CICTP, Gabriela Guadalupe Navarro Peraza, described these advances as essential to work in the community by visualizing, detecting, preventing and protecting victims of human trafficking through joint efforts with civil society.

Navarro Peraza praised the outstanding work that the Third Sector does every day and its commitment to strengthen the fight against this crime through training to prevent and detect its victims.

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