DAY 4: #LearnActShare youth summer camp 2019
The fourth day of the summer camp Learn. Act. Share[/blockquote] began with a study of the link between human trafficking and HIV / AIDS.
Today we met with a team from UNAIDS. Experts told us about HIV / AIDS and how this problem is linked to human trafficking. We also discussed what HIV is, how it can be transmitted and what preventive measures need to be followed to avoid infection. We had an opportunity to take a rapid HIV saliva test. It was also very interesting to discuss the problems of stigma and discrimination against trafficked persons in the context of HIV, as well as to hear and discuss the real stories of people.[/blockquote]
The second part of the day was devoted to combating human trafficking in persons and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the UN member states should achieve by 2030.
Today a UNDP representative came to us. He told us in details about the SDGs and how the issues of modern slavery are reflected in goals and objectives. After the theoretical part, we analyzed the real stories of trafficking victims and main factors and causes that led these people into slavery. After this session, each of us realized that in order to counteract trafficking in persons, many other problems need to be solved, and only through joint efforts modern slavery can be prevented.
After this block, Chief of IOM Minsk Mission, Zeynal Hajiyev, visited us. He told us about the activities of the organization, answered our questions. In general, the conversation was very exciting.
The day ended with a screening of the Serbian film “Sisters”, based on real stories of trafficked victims by director Vladimir Paskalevich. Thanks to the UN Global Communications Department, participants had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with this picture, which left no one indifferent.