Fighting Human Trafficking Workshop in Grenada

Trafficking in persons (TiP) is a modern-day form of slavery and a violation of basic human rights involving not only coercive sexual exploitation, but also forced labor, involuntary servitude, and child soldiers, among others. The Department of Public Security (DPS) of the Organization of American States (OAS), with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), has been organizing training programs for police, immigration officials, prosecutors, and judges from 13 English-speaking Caribbean countries in order to increase awareness and support the efforts of law enforcement agencies in combating human trafficking.

The training is going on this week in St. George’s, Grenada. The program—“Strengthening Capacity of Law Enforcement Officials, Judges, and Prosecutors in the Caribbean to Identify and Combat Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children”—aims to increase the exchange of information between agencies involved in combating human trafficking in the Caribbean region and strengthen the capacity of law enforcement officers to protect victims.

For full articles, see http://www.svgtoday.com/?p=1643 and http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/news-22479–32-32–.html

Image from http://www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/trafficking-93715.aspx

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