Thrive Together: Trafficking
Presented by WOMANTRA: “𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗮𝘆 for 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗹𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆
On this day we highlight the vulnerable women who are kidnapped, coerced or tricked into sex trafficking schemes.
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘢𝘸 𝘦𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺.
Accountability is a key component in providing any public service but in the fight against Human Trafficking the stakes can be life or death. The 2019 CARICOM Human Trafficking study revealed that there were police officers collaborating with human traffickers. This was evidenced by one of the traffickers interviewed having the contact number for a police constable.
The TTPS and the PCA have a responsibility to investigate these findings and where necessary remove officers found to be colluding with criminals.
While supply and demand locally are not the only drivers for Human Trafficking, civil society must not contribute to the prevalence of Human Trafficking. We encourage folks to be vigilant when hiring recruitment companies to staff your businesses and zess responsibly.
Get informed! Be part of the solution!”