Costa Rican NGO Wins Award for Fighting Sex Trade

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    Costa Rican NGO, Fundación Rahab, dedicated to combating human trafficking and sex trade, won second prize for the 2012 Vidanta Foundation Award “Contributions to the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

    This award has the support of the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General (SEGIB) and involves institutions, organizations and individuals from across Latin America, the Caribbean, Andorra, Spain and Portugal.

    Having completed all the formalities and procedures laid out in the rules Vidanta Foundation Prize, and after due consideration of the nominations and deliberation thereon, the jury decided to award Fundación Rahab with second place for their fight against human trafficking and the sex trade in addition to its contribution to the awareness and training of civil servants, judges, prosecutors, police, teachers and students from schools and public and private schools, the general public and its model of care to victims and potential victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation, and their families.

    Mariliana Mrs. Morales, founder and executive director of Rahab Foundation, received the award from Mr. José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Mexico City.

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