Government has called for collective and effective partnership in combating trafficking in persons (TIP) in the country as one way of promoting human rights.
Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security Principal Secretary Samuel Madula said this yesterday when he opened a two-day training for law enforcers and prosecutors in Lilongwe.
He said the malpractice should be discouraged by involving all stakeholders for Malawi to win the battle.
Madula also said his ministry recognises that TIP is an inhumane crime as it violates human rights of innocent people.
“The malpractice devastates victims and survivors, tears apart families and communities and causes fear and insecurity across nations and regions,” he said.
Madula acknowledged support the ministry receives from cooperating partners such as United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Southern African Development Community (Sadc) secretariat on combating trafficking in persons.
UNODC crime prevention and criminal justice officer Samantha Munodawafa said there is need to have evidence-based interventions to combat human trafficking in the Sadc region.n