$80,000 in grants awarded to three anti-human trafficking proposals

SINGAPORE - The Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking-in-Persons (Tip) has awarded about $80,000 in grant money to three anti-human trafficking proposals.

These are from UN Women, a United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women; EmancipAsi, a Singapore-based non-profit against human trafficking; and Dr Sallie Yea of the National Institute of Education (NIE).

This is the second year the taskforce has awarded such grants, to encourage community stakeholders to raise public awareness about human trafficking.

A total of six proposals were evaluated by members from the Tip Taskforce. The three successful ones cover initiatives, such as a year-long business engagement campaign, photography exhibitions and film screenings for the general public, and a university-accredited module for trainee teachers.

Co-chaired by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the taskforce aims to better combat human trafficking here.

"Last year, we launched the inaugural Tip Public Awareness Grant and saw several successful initiatives," said Mr Alvin Lim, co-chair of the Taskforce and MOM divisional director of workplace policy and strategy. "It is important that we continue to reach out to a wider audience about human trafficking and increase awareness of this issue."

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