Soroptimist International (SI) Scarborough in observance of International Women's Day 2012 hosted a Seminar on Promoting Awareness and Response to Human Trafficking last Thursday at the Tobago Hotel & Tourism Institute at Blenheim.
The Seminar was facilitated by a team of activists working against the trafficking of all persons in the Caribbean.
Robert Payne- the main presenter outlined the dynamics of human trafficking and the devastating effect that this can have on the lives of individuals and also on their families. Other presenters shared real-life experiences of individuals who have been trafficked into T&T. In her address to the audience, Secretary for Health and Social Services Claudia Groome-Duke who has responsibility for Gender Affairs, indicated that women and girls aged eleven and upwards are in the high-risk group.