The Awareness and Community Service Department which handles communication, marketing, and raising community awareness about the human trafficking crime through social media channels, audiovisual media, participation in conferences and conducting workshops. It is also the department concerned with receiving local and international delegations
wishing to exchange knowledge and experience with the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children in protecting and caring for victims of human trafficking.
Groups most vulnerable to human trafficking:
Within the framework of the great efforts made by the various authorities
in the UAE to combat the crime of human trafficking, and in light of the
great interest the leadership takes in this issue, DFWAC prepared an
integrated awareness program titled " Raising the Awareness of the Most
vulnerable groups to Human Trafficking" in 2015 and is still ongoing. This
program was approved by the National Committee to Combat Human
Trafficking with the aim of educating the most vulnerable groups of
trafficking such as; women in beauty salons, waitresses in restaurants,
workers in massage centers, and domestic workers to familiarize them
with the crime of human trafficking, its types, methods of protection and
prevention and in cooperation with various governmental and non-
governmental agencies. More than ten awareness leaflets were prepared
in several languages, and the number of leaflets that were distributed
since the launch of the campaign until the end of 2021 reached nearly
DFWAC won Chaillot Prize in 2019
Dubai Foundation for Women and Children received the Chaillot
Prize in 2019 for the “Awareness Program for the Most
Vulnerable Groups to Human Trafficking” and for enhancing
human rights in the GCC.
Campaigns and Forums:
Violence Against Women Campaign
The campaign runs annually in November in line with the global
agenda of the United Nations’ "International Day for the Elimination
of Violence against Women", which is known as the Orange Day.
An annual campaign is carried out to raise awareness on how to
reduce violence against women and how to report any violations
they are exposed to by broadcasting awareness videos,
educational infographics, talks and workshops. The first campaign
was launched in 2015 and was followed by several campaigns that
were well received by community members and decision makers.
The campaign highlights different topics each year, tackling
different types of abuse, and highlights the importance of a
woman’s wellbeing and mental health.
Annual Media Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking
The media campaign coincides annually with the International Day
against Human Trafficking on the 30th of July. The Foundation's
campaign this year focused on the issue of child exploitation,
especially sexual exploitation and forced labor in the labor
market. The Foundation participated in raising awareness by
publishing three awareness videos that reflect the scale of this
exploitation globally and its consequences on children.
Justice and Women's Issues Forum “For Justice"
In December 2021, the Foundation organized the Forum on Justice
and Women's Issues with the participation of a number of experts
and specialists in the legal, social and security fields with the aim of
reflecting the reality of women's issues in Dubai Courts,
understanding the progress of justice in various women's cases,
and discussing ways to expedite the resolution of these cases. The
forum came up with a number of recommendations, the most
important one is to reduce procedures and dates of attendance by
activating the role of the judge of urgent and temporary matters and
activating the one-day court.
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