STRATEGIES FOR INFORMING THE POPULATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA ON THE PROBLEM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Оксана АЛИСТРАТОВА Молдавский государственный университет
Having entered the global migration processes, from the second half of the 1990s, the Republic of Moldova
faced the problem of human trafficking and became a country of origin for victims of human trafficking. One of the important measures aimed at preventing human trafficking is the awareness of the population, primarily young people, about the risks and consequences of human trafficking. The education system plays an important role in raising citizens’ awareness of the risks and consequences of human trafficking. However, as shown by the sociological study conducted by the author, in the prevention of human trafficking, the majority of respondents do not consider the activities of educational institutions effective and sufficiently effective. Therefore, the curricula of general education and higher educational institutions should include training courses that will provide young people with information regarding legal and illegal migration, human rights, gender issues, and the dangers associated with THB.
Together with all interested state and public structures, educational institutions should support efforts aimed at raising awareness of the most vulnerable groups of the population about the consequences and risks associated with human trafficking. Awareness-raising activities will lead to an increase in the number of citizens who will be confident that they are insured against situations related to human trafficking.
Keywords: human trafficking, public opinion, public awareness, educational institutions, countering of human trafficking.