Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA News) – Lack of family education and poverty are among the main causes of an increase in child and women trafficking cases in Jayapura, a provincial woman empowerment official said.
This fact should make families as the smallest educational unit in society have more concern about their children and to be careful about who they associate with, said Jose Luia, of the Jayapura women`s empowerment office, said here Tuesday.
"In my opinion, trafficking cases in Papua are caused by lack of family educational and by economic problems," he added.
Based on official data, Jose Luis said, human trafficking in Papua is increasing. The government and people should be concerned about the problem while continuous information campaigns must be conducted to inform people about trafficking methods and other related issues to make people understand about this criminal practice.
Such a cautious and alert attitude towards other people was needed by individuals to anticipate trafficking crimes, he added.
"Cautious of our self and good communication in the family are needed to anticipate any criminal act," Jose said.
There were 13 reported human trafficking cases in Papua in 2002 , 46 in 2007 ans 43 in 2008. (*)