Uzbekistan: Natalia Abdullayeva Honored for Efforts To Combat Trafficking In Persons

Posted by Talley Sergent
June 12, 2010
Uzbek Labor Migrants Approach Bus

Every year, the U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons highlights the efforts of individuals from all over the world who work tirelessly to ensure that every person, no matter one's nation of origin or standing in society, is able to pursue a life of freedom. In the days leading up to the release of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report on June 14, 2010, DipNote will share their stories.About of Author: Talley Sergent is a Public Affairs Officer in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Since 2003, Ms. Abdullayeva has been working to combat human trafficking in northwestern Uzbekistan, focusing her efforts on prevention. She has published anti-trafficking advertisements and disseminated them in the markets and buses heading for Kazakhstan, a primary destination point, and she has conducted labor trafficking information sessions on regular private shuttle vans en route to the border. She created a small group of lawyers and volunteers to reach the most remote areas of Karakalpakstan, particularly targeting those segments of the population who are without access to television, radio, and newspapers.

Ms. Abdullayeva has also developed partnerships with the private sector, cooperating with the local cellular phone company to disseminate free text messages with anti-trafficking information and a hotline number to subscribers. Moreover, she has established a cooperative relationship with the regional government, working closely with local officials to address trafficking prevention and repatriation of victims.

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Miloushka S.
Netherlands Antilles
June 13, 2010

Miloushka S. in Netherlands Antilles writes:

Very good to honour those who work hard on the issue, it will encourage others (like myself) to keep it up.

Prevention is always very difficult to focus on as the results are not measurable but it gives the most satisfaction. What she did, because it is disseminated might give others ideas they can use. Thank you.

South Korea
June 17, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Uzbekistan, more aid by AID
near countries. more amount, more fast.

Ulugbek H.
December 13, 2010

Ulugbek H. in Uzbekistan writes:

I'm an insider to the theme, good to see her here honored, good luck


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