The Vietnam Women Union, the UN Women, and the northernmost province of Ha Giang on May 7 jointly hosted a workshop on preventing human trafficking, which is warned to have grown complicated recently.

Representatives from foreign embassies and UN offices in Vietnam as well as ministry officials heard that uneducated girls from families hit by economic difficulties are often targeted by human traffickers, especially in the case of workshop hosts Ha Giang.

Since 2011, the province has received 751 trafficked women and children from Chinese authorities. Some rescued victims have then regrettably turned to be accomplices in trafficking rings.

According to UN Resident Coordinator Pratibha Mehta, Vietnam has step by step refined legal documents designed to fight traffickers and help victim reintegration.

She, however, raised a concern about increasingly sophisticated tricks used by traffickers in the country.
Participants visualised what human trafficking could grow and sought effective experience from other countries.

They pledged to closely coordinate to efficiently combat the problem.-VNA