Three ideas to raise awareness of human trafficking in S'pore get $80k in grants

Three proposals aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking in Singapore will receive a total of $80,000 in grants from the Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP).

The money will be disbursed under the TIP Public Awareness Grant, which was launched in January to help those who want to help combat trafficking "put their ideas into concrete action", said taskforce co-chair Mr Ng Yeow Boon.

The three selected proposals come from volunteer organisation EmancipAsia, a joint submission from the UN Women and Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics, a joint initiative by the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.

The grants will go toward data collection on trafficking, events and exhibitions, and conferences and public seminars that aim to cultivate a better understanding of trafficking here and the preventive measures available.