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SEF releases awareness campaign for potential victims of trafficking in human beings in São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde

​“DO NOT LET A DELUSION TAKE YOU TO EXPLOITATION" is the motto of an awareness campaign addressed to potential victims of trafficking in human beings released, today, by the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), in partnership with the Migration and Borders Service of São Tomé and Príncipe, under the project RIMM (Reinforcement of Integrated Migration Management).

This campaign has the purpose to raise awareness of potential victims of trafficking in human beings for the dangers of illegal immigration, with origin in three countries of the Portuguese-speaking Africa: São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde.

In an appeal to the regular channels for migration, the purpose of this project is to alert, in the countries of origin, for the risks associated to illegal and unprotected immigration, by the broadcast of key messages by the characters Uri, Alice, Edson, Naim, Katya and Anna, giving voice to the several ways of violence on victims, such as sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, domestic servitude and physical and psychological violence.

The material used for the campaign, audiovisual (TV and radio) and written, is available in the Portuguese language and in the Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau Creole, and will be broadcasted in international and local channels, ensuring a wider reach and understanding of the main message of this project.

It is an initiative under project RIMM, financed by support funds to development of the European Commission and by the Portuguese State budget.

RIMM project has the purpose to contribute for the regulation of migration flows between the European Union and third countries and beneficiaries (São Tomé and Príncipe as partner and Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau as beneficiaries), and the prevention of trafficking in human beings for labour, sexual exploitation purposes, in particular the minors.

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