Wednesday, August 10, 2022

On July 30, Blue Symbolises No To Human Trafficking

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Press Release:-  The Department of Home Affairs and National Security is issuing, the annual invitation to the public to wear blue on July 30, 2021 in a clear stance   against Trafficking In Persons (TIP). July 30 marks the worldwide observance of the fight against this global scourge.

This year’s theme ‘Victims’ Voices Lead the Way’ puts victims of human trafficking at the center of the campaign and will highlight the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. 

Many victims of human trafficking have experienced ignorance or misunderstanding, in their attempts to get help. Saint Lucia continues to promote a victim centered approach. 

Under Saint Lucia’s Counter – Trafficking Amendment Act, care services are to be made available to victims of trafficking and dependent children accompanying the victims.

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These include appropriate housing, taking into account the person’s status as a victim of crime, safe conditions for sleeping, food and personal hygiene; psychological counseling in a language the victim can understand; medical assistance in a language the victim can understand; employment, educational, and training opportunities; and legal assistance or legal information in a language the victim understands.

 Meantime, the Department of Home Affairs and National Security wants to take the opportunity to draw attention to minors who are subjected to transactional sex with adult males.

This crime though often times hidden is known to take place in the society and more disturbingly with the awareness and other adults. 

The Department National Security is calling on adults particularly males not to take advantage of impoverished young girls.

The public is being admonished to please report any information on such illegalities to the Police at telephone number 45 – Crime.

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