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    Preventing Human Trafficking, Don't Want to Immerse Fantastic Salaries!


    BANDUNG - To prevent Human Trafficking (TPPO), the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil advised that the public would not be tempted by the lure of a fantastic salary job.

    "To the women, if there is someone who lures with a job that looks fantastic in their salary, I must be suspicious. Because in this world it is impossible to get extraordinary income without any skill, there must be something," said Emil, greeting familiar with Ridwan Kamil when he was a guest speaker at the Japri program (West Java Has Information) in the backyard of Gedung Sate, Jl. Diponegoro City of Bandung, Thursday edition (10/1/19).

    "Especially if you want to be moved far from your hometown. Those two points," he added.

    Recently, the West Java Provincial Government through the Women's Empowerment and Family Planning Empowerment Office (DP3AKB) together with the West Java Regional Police picked up three trafficked girls from Nabire, Papua, on Friday (4/1/19). Two 15-year-old victims and an 18-year-old who were all West Java residents, came from Bandung City and Bandung Regency.

    This pickup started from a parent report from two victims to the West Java Child Protection Agency (LPA) on December 21, 2018, regarding the whereabouts of their children in Nabire, Papua. The West Java LPA then coordinated with the Bandung District Government and the West Java Provincial Government regarding the information. After coordinating with the Bandung Polrestabes and Nabire Regional Police, on December 31, 2018 the three victims were successfully secured to be taken home to West Java.

    The three victims received treatment (treatment) before returning to their respective regions and families by DP3AKB West Java Province, Integrated Service Center for Women and Children Empowerment (P2TP2A) Bandung City and Bandung Regency.

    The return of the three trafficking victims as well as the series of handling after they arrived in Bandung was the result of collaboration between DP3AKB of West Java Province, DP3APM of Bandung City, DP2KBP3A of Bandung Regency, UPT P2TP2A of Bandung City, West Java Regional Police, West Java LPA and West Java Moving.

    According to Governor Emil, the human trafficking case occurred because of economic factors. In addition, the lack of knowledge of the victims is another factor in trafficking in persons.

    "If we look at the human trafficking case we see first there is an economic lure. Unknown to that they are also sexually enslaved, something that is horrible and worrying," Emil said.

    For this reason, the West Java Provincial Government renewed its committees and tightened its ranks so that the TPPO figures could be suppressed by various West Java Champion programs such as Sekoper Cinta, Mesra, One Village One Company, Jabar Quick Response, Masagi, Bumdesa Juara, and others. In addition, collaboration with various parties such as law enforcement officials, Child Protection Institutions, NGOs, and other parties was also carried out as a step in the synergy of prevention and handling of TPPOs in West Java.

    "Therefore, the first fundamental is that we make sure the West Java economy is strengthened, it cannot be tolerated," Emil explained.

    "It is expected that with strong economic strong villages, there will be no more mothers who are forced to become migrant workers. There are no more forced children - no information, no activities lured, lied to, cheated," he continued.

    Emil added, his party also continues to encourage harmony and family resilience in West Java through various programs, one of which is the Sekoper Cinta program which was launched some time ago by the Minister of Empowerment and Protection of Indonesian Children.

    "In addition to the economy, his family must also be harmonious. His mother must be able to tolerate, his children are also obedient to parents. So the Women's School program Reaches Dreams and Dreams (Suitcase of Love) we launch," said Emil.

    "In it there is a program to strengthen family resilience, family harmony, and also the economy. So, first we do prevention and we are very responsive," he added.

    Crime of Trafficking in Persons according to the law is defined as the activity of recruiting, transporting, accommodating, sending, transferring, or accepting people for the purpose of exploitation or making the person exploited in certain ways qualified as TPPO.

    According to data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 2011, West Java, West Nusa Tenggara and East Java are the largest sending areas for female and child TPPO victims, whose numbers are estimated to reach 74,616 to 1 million people per year. Among these provinces, as many as 80% of victims of TPPO came from West Java.

    West Java P2TP2A noted that in 2018 there were 17 cases of TPPO, with a total case handling from 2010 - 2018 totaling 245 cases.

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