Major focus being placed on human trafficking

Human Trafficking has once again been trusted into spotlight stance. However this time it comes in the form of an observance of awareness as officials try to sensitize the public on this illegal practice.

Speaking on yesterday’s edition of ZDK’s Open Forum Superintendent Atlee Rodney discussed the prevalence of the practice in Antigua and Barbuda.

He gave some of the signs to look for when identifying victims of the practice.

The trafficking in Persons (TIP) Prevention Committee along with government officials from key ministries launched a week of activities to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking.

The Week of Activities which began on Friday will run until October 8th and will be celebrated under the theme “Human trafficking affects us all, let’s be on call”.

Superintendent Rodney then gave a rundown of the activities planned for the week.

Human trafficking in recent times has been a major concern of the government and citizens alike and has brought the country under the international microscope.

As a result, the superintendent gave a word of advice to persons engaged in the practice.

The initiative will culminate on Observer radio’s Big Issues programme on October 9th.

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