A joint Conference between Dasatt and JPIC of Irish ofm Province.
VENUE: Franciscan Friary, 4 Merchants Quay – Dublin 8
DATE: Saturday 29th October
REGISTRATION: 09.30 a.m.
INCLUDED: Refreshments & Lunch
FEES: 20 Euro + Concessions
CONTACTS: Giorgia Fioravanti email: email@example.com – mobile no: 085 8300810
Gearoid for JPIC email: firstname.lastname@example.org – mobile no: 0876543022
THE NEED FOR THE CONFERENCE
The work of DASATT with ethnic highland villages and with poorer fishing villages in Vietnam is revealing the neglected realities of poverty as a primary push factor in Human Trafficking.
The Conference will expose the factors that contribute to this poverty and that are driving vulnerable people into the maws of criminal traffickers.
Official estimates from Vietnam report 1000 persons a year trafficked. At present there are 10,000 women and children missing in Vietnam.
Last year the Guardian Newspaper reported 3000 Vietnamese boys trafficked into the UK and possibly Ireland for their exploitation in cannabis grow houses and in the sex trade.
Dasatt has also worked with some of these prisoners in partnership with the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland to get recognition of their trafficked status. Irelands prisons has at least 20 Vietnamese found in Ireland’s illegal grow houses and convicted on the drug manufacturing offences with scant attention to their trafficked status.