ALL JAMAICANS - BEWARE OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY
also known as "Trafficking in Children"
or "Trafficking in Persons"
Trafficking is when persons, especially women and children,
are fooled up or forced into being taken from one part
of Jamaica to another, or from Jamaica to another country,
where they are forced to work, usually in prostitution.
In some cases children's body organs (such as heart,
liver, kidneys) are cut out in an operation, and sold.
Pilot Project on Trafficking Focuses on Prevention
With funding from USAID, PACT (People's Action for Community
Transformation) operates an Educational and Skills Training
Project which targets young people who may be at risk
from, or already victims of sex trafficking. The Project
offers youth, especially young women aged 14 - 24 years,
the opportunity to re-order their lives through educational
improvement, upgrading of literacy skills and an introduction
to marketable skills training. It is based on the principles
of dignity, self-esteem, respect, acceptance without
judgement or prejudice, and a belief that people who
listen to each other learn from each other.
is an innovative and successful coalition of 24 community-based
organisations and non-governmental organisations which
work mainly in the inner-city areas of eastern Jamaica.
However the Educational and Skills Training Project
is an islandwide one, with outreaches in Negril, Montego
Bay, Spanish Town and Kingston.
Beware of the Lies and Traps
Is somebody offering you any of these things?
of money and great things
fabulous new life
easy way to go abroad
job that will make you rich soon
and care if you go away with them.
are some of the LIES a Trafficker
uses to trap children and young people.
will trick you by going on 'nice' - but they really
want to SELL you into slavery!
If somebody tries to persuade you to do something suspicious
or out of the ordinary:
NO and keep far
NOT get into a car with them
NOT let them persuade you to get into go-go dancing
is ILLEGAL in Jamaica and most other countries
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