With the unanimous vote of 21 directors, Guayas Provincial Council approved the first reading of an ordinance draft for the prevention of human trafficking, with emphasis on sex tourism in the Guayas.
This resolution was adapted Thursday morning, August 29, at the regular meeting held in the auditorium of the Prefecture led by Jimmy Jairala prefect and the vice prefect Luzmila Nicolalde.
It was Nicolalde who presented the topic and subsequently stated that the proposal was drafted for six months, she said making the Guayas Provincial Government pioneer in this type of social policy for the defense of priority groups, which is permitted in the Organization Code of Territorial Organization, Autonomy and Decentralization (COOTAD).
“We need to strengthen the legal basis of the Provincial Governments for the protection of priority care groups…” said Nicolalde in her introduction, where she mentioned the responsibilities and powers granted to the Provincial Governments COOTAD within the framework of the promotion and guarantee of Good Living.
The creation of this legislation has been produced with input from agency and local governments involved in the socialization of the proposal.
Nicolalde indicated that “human trafficking is a hidden form of violence against vulnerable groups: children, kids, youth, migrants and women who are abused in this province. Human trafficking is nothing more than a very clear violation of rights.”