26 October 2013

Abu Dhabi expands support on offer to victims of human trafficking

Ewa?a, which means ?to shelter?, was established by donations received from Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the chairwoman of the UAE General Women?s Union, the Family Development Foundation and the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. 


As part of a national action plan, the UAE has also set up the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, which works with ministries and non-governmental organisations.

?It is important that Taqa has joined us in this project,? said Sarah Shuhailm, the executive director of Ewa?a.

?Its support will, of course, help with the daily running of our work, but it will be especially valuable to this project to be able to call on Taqa?s experience in community projects internationally.?

Ewa?a partners with several Abu Dhabi organisations to support victims by providing shelter, rehabilitation, education and helping them return to their countries of origin.