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The International Day for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings is marked annually on July 30th


On the occasion of the International Day for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, various prevention campaigns and seminars, building on the capacity of specialists to counter crime and protect victims, are being implemented in the country today. The activities are part of the National Summer Campaign of the National and the Local Commissions for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, with the main focus being the prevention of trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Within the campaign and in support of the National and the Local commissions, a network of volunteers against trafficking in human beings is involved, mainly focusing their efforts on informing young people and children. The Local Commission in Varna, together with the Municipality of Varna, conducts training of professionals from the LCCJD (Local Commission for Combating Juvenile Delinquency), public tutors, Child Pedagogical Room inspectors from the municipalities of Varna District on the topic of the impact of the Internet and the crime of trafficking in human beings. The Local Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in Plovdiv, jointly with the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and with the support of the Hanns-Seidel Foundation conduct specialized training of police officers from the Security Police Department of the Regional Directorate of MoI - Plovdiv on the topic: "Traffic of humans - risks and consequences. Level 1 identification.”

In connection with International Day for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, especially trafficking in women and children, emphasizes: "It is crucial for countries to invest in long-term solutions to ensure the social inclusion of victims of the crime of trafficking in human beings. This means ensuring that clear procedures are in place allowing victims to access justice and means of protection." Through the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act and implementation of the National Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, the NCCTHB guarantees the protection of the rights of victims of trafficking and provides for their support and social reintegration. In 2018, 29 trafficking victims were assisted in specialized services managed by the NCCTHB in partnership with non-governmental organizations.