World anti-trafficking day observed Monday

 


As the world gets ready to commemorate World Day Against Trafficking in Persons in July 31st, officials are spreading the word against the issue of trafficking in persons in hopes of preventing future trafficking cases.

Susan Knowles, chair of the ministerial committee told media at a press conference that women and children are the most vulnerable.

Assistant Director in the Department of Social Services Synobia Coakley Knowles told Eyewitness New, that the ministry has encountered many foreign victims who have had their travel documents withheld for various reasons.

The Bahamas has maintained its tier one status for trafficking of persons for the past four years meaning that efforts are continuously being taken to promote anti-human trafficking by freeing victims and bringing traffickers to justice.