05 March 2011

Ewaa shelters and Sharjah police partner to enhance services for victims

Major General Humaid Al Hadidi, director general of Sharjah Police, highlighted the UAE?s efforts in enacting and enforcing legislations against human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
??The UAE was among the first countries which early realised the magnitude of the human suffering the victims of such crimes experience,?? he said.
Al Hadidi added that human trafficking crimes, though limited in the UAE, need concerted efforts from all stakeholders to apprehend those responsible for these inhuman crimes and bring them to justice, and at the same time, provide necessary security and care to victims.
He affirmed Sharjah Police?s commitment to implement the Ministry of Interior?s policy for respecting and protecting human rights.
Sara Suhail, executive director of Ewaa Shelters, explained the goals, vision and mission of these shelters to deliver health, psychological, social, legal, professional and educational services to inmates at bar with international best standards.
She said that coordination and cooperation with Sharjah Ewaa shelter would be expanded as per aspirations of the UAE leadership for improving the living conditions of those victims.
The two Ewaa shelters in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah were opened to serve the Northern Emirates. These shelters aim to enhance the UAE?s role in combating the crime of human trafficking and have earned it international recognition.