Ministerial taskforce releases action plan on human trafficking fight

In a departure from its usual truculent response to the US annual human trafficking report, which determined that Guyana was still not in full compliance with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (TIP), the local ministerial taskforce on TIP on Friday released its action plan for 2014-2015.

The undated plan, devoid of mention of the leading NGO in the anti-TIP movement, Guyana Women Miners Organisa-tion (GWMO), is said to be based on the ‘4P’ paradigm outlined by the United Nations (UN) TIP Proto-col: prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnership.

At a press conference held to launch the plan, Minister Human Services & Social Security Jennifer Webster deflected questions as to why the GWMO is not part of the taskforce.

Despite its mandate of cooperation, the taskforce is yet to respond to requests by the GWMO to join.  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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