Two of the Bureau of Gender Affairs’ panel discussions on human trafficking have been rescheduled.
The meetings will now be held on Wednesday, June 13, at Queen’s Park Steel Shed, the City, and Wednesday, June 27, at St. James Secondary School, Trents, St. James, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Officials from the Bureau of Gender Affairs and the Immigration Department, among others, will address the audience.
The title of these sensitisation sessions is Not Again: Trafficking in Persons – Modern Day Slavery. They are designed to expose the public to this rapidly expanding global phenomenon which is said to have many faces, including domestic servitude, forced labour and sexual slavery.
Human trafficking is a crime in which persons profit from the exploitation of individuals who are lured to places where they can be controlled, while being promised a better life and good jobs.
Government has enacted the Transnational Organised Crime (Prevention and Control) Act, 2011-13; set up a 13-member National Task Force for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons; and stepped up the Bureau’s sensitisation programmes in an effort to eliminate any semblance of human trafficking in the island.