CHR humihingi ng mas mabigat na batas vs. child trafficking

Humihingi ang Commission on Human Rights (CHR) ng mas mabigat na batas upang masugpo ang ‘child trafficking’ na talamak ngayong pandemya.

“The Commission welcomes the provision in this landmark bill to include the responsibilities of internet service providers (ISPs) and tourism-oriented establishments to proactively report such cases to law enforcement agencies and to prevent similar abuse,” giit ni CHR spokesperson Jacqueline Ann De Guia.

Punto pa ni De Guia na naitala ang pagtaas ng online sexual exploitation sa mga bata.

“Quarantined online sex offenders are spending more time online and vulnerable women and children are also confined at home, often with their traffickers. We recognize that in times of a health crisis, response to trafficked individuals is even more difficult,” saad pa nito.

Nilahad din nito ang sinabi ng UNICEF na ang Pilipinas ay “the global epicentre of the live-stream sexual abuse trade” kung saan biktima ang mga bata.

“The challenge remains for us to protect the most vulnerable individuals while swiftly prosecuting their abusers,” dagdag pa ni De Guia.

Naghain naman ng proposal si Senator Sherwin Gatchalian sa ilalim ng Senate Bill No. 1974 na mag-ootorisa ng surveillance sa anomang online activities upang mapigilan ang child trafficking.

Sabi pa ni De Guia na kung maisasabatas ito magbigay ito ng ngipin sa Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.

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