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.
Counter-Trafficking Act of 2010.
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.