Victim Oriented Measures under Ethiopian Anti-Human trafficking Law

“Violations of human rights are both a cause and a consequence of trafficking in persons.”

                                      UN human rights office of the High Commissioner, fact sheet 36

 Introduction

Traditionally, People in Ethiopia feel that living abroad is life changing and take it as a privilege. In country sides there is customarily mainstreamed saying that እልፍ ቢሉ፤እልፍ ይገኛል/ Eliff bilu elf yignagal” meaning that if somebody changes a living place she or he will get a decent life counted in thousands. That’s why many peoples in Ethiopia left their home and searching jobs abroad via illegal means and fall in the hands of satanic and barbaric traffickers in turn witnessed dozens of sufferings.

To begin with, trafficking in persons, especially women and children, is increasingly becoming an issue of global concern. It is evident that the fons et origo of human trafficking problem at the international arena at least dates back to the Paris conference on trafficking in women held in 1895.

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