Join our Fight Against Human Trafficking
The campaign also comes with the slogan, “See it. Know it. Report it”, which is a call to Saint Lucians to educate themselves about the crime of human trafficking, have the capacity to identify it and the will to do something about it if recognized, such as reporting suspected incidents to the authorities.
Report a TIP!
The National Hotline takes tips about potential situations involving all forms of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting to specialized human trafficking task forces, federal authorities, local law enforcement, and service providers throughout the country.
The National Hotline helps to connect community members with opportunities to raise awareness and get involved in local and national anti-trafficking initiatives.
Identifying Types of Trafficking
The Government of St. Lucia, through the Ministry of Home Affairs has increased efforts to identify victims; investigate, prosecute, convict, and punish perpetrators of forced labor and sex trafficking.
In The News
Saint Lucia is a 238-square mile island state in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Like any other country in the world, the island is affected by trafficking in persons, which involves criminal groups deceiving and coercing men, women, and children into sexual exploitation and forced labour.
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons.
Sen. Hon. Hermangild Francis
Home Affairs and National Security Minister Hermangild Francis, at the opening ceremony, said that trafficking in person is an ugly truth, a dehumanizing crime that involves atrocious acts carried out against men, women and children.
“I believe those days of denying or thinking we are immune to this crime (human trafficking) occurring here are long over. I want everyone to sit up and pay attention to this campaign,” Francis said.
What Have We Done
Saint Lucia has taken another step forward in its fight against human trafficking by launching a public awareness campaign that includes a hotline number, 847. Special thanks to all stakeholders and the IOM , for ensuring all necessary resources are available.
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
An accountable Ministry exhibiting good governance thus fostering national security and public confidence in the administration of legal affairs.