Abu Dhabi sets up new centre for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking

The Abu Dhabi Shelter and Humanitarian Care Centre (Ewa’a) will replace the Ewa’a Shelter for Women and Children

Police caught 77 traffickers in 2018 and rescued more than 50 victims. Satish Kumar / The National
Police caught 77 traffickers in 2018 and rescued more than 50 victims. Satish Kumar / The National

A new centre for victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking has been set up in the capital.

The Abu Dhabi Shelter and Humanitarian Care Centre (Ewa’a) will replace the Ewa’a Shelter for Women and Children.

The new organisation will be affiliated with the Department of Community Development.

The centre will provide care, shelter and refuge to victims of violence.

It will also develop programmes to rehabilitate them in the Emirates or their home countries.

Officers of the organisation will follow-up on the progress of the victims even after they have left the shelters.

The centre will also help victims understand their legal rights and options, provide counselling services and assist them in fighting their cases in courts.

Anti-trafficking programmes and campaigns will also be rolled out to help the victims.

Updated: July 16, 2020 09:38 PM

SHARE

Editor's Picks
NEWSLETTERS
Sign up to:

* Please select one