The Portuguese Ombudsman is marking the World Day against Trafficking in Persons
Next Sunday, July 30th, is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, a date to reaffirm the commitment of an entire community for the elimination of the human beings traffic and of the human rights defense.
The human dignity principle presents itself as the common denominator that, in spite of our several differences (linguistic, cultural and religious), nourishes our community life, making unthinkable to sale or exchange people – for several purposes, such as labor or sexual exploitation – as if they were objects.
The Portuguese Ombudsman associates itself to the evocation of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, recalling its commitment to the fundamental rights safeguard. A mission that has no languages and borders and is also carried out internationally in the Migrants and Persons Trafficking Network of the Ibero-‑American Federation of Ombudsmen.