29 Nov '11, 1am

HOME to set up anti-human trafficking centre in S'pore #Humantrafficking

SINGAPORE: Plans are underway for a one-stop resource and help centre for human trafficking in Singapore. Led by the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME), the initiative marks another step towards Singapore's effort to address the problem. Last year, the Singapore government set up the Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons (TIP). By mid-2012, the taskforce will come up with a National Plan of Action against human trafficking. The plan of action will cover four areas: Prevention of TIP; Prosecution of offenders; Protection of victims; and Partnership with other countries, NGOs, embassies and private sector. The plan will guide the government in taking steps to establish the required processes to fight TIP and raise awareness on the problem. As an open and cosmopolitan city, Singapore has become a convenient point of transit and destination for...

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