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Panel looks at human trafficking

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Panel looks at human trafficking

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WOMEN in religion and young people are better able to spot the signs of human trafficking as a result of a seminar and panel discussion last Saturday at the Carrington Wesleyan Holiness Church.
Held as part of the activities to commemorate International Women’s Day, the seminar was themed: The Church As A Change Agent For Freedom From Human Trafficking.
Chairman for the Caribbean Women’s Commission for the Evangelical Association of the Caribbean, Jenifer Johnson, explained the seminar was held to raise the awareness of members of the church on the topic of human trafficking and its indicators, as well as what members could do to eliminate the practice.
“It (human trafficking as a subject) is not touched on by the church really and that is why we are doing this first session and we are going to do two follow-up sessions,” she explained, adding that another session was held on Friday night which involved young people and human trafficking.
The day’s proceedings brought together participants from the Salvation Army, the Wesleyan Holiness Church, Nazarene Church, Church of God and other denominations.
The day’s events also included a panel discussion featuring chairperson of the Task Force on Global Human Trafficking, Christine MacMillan, and moderated by Nalita Gajadhar, programme officer of the Bureau of Gender Affairs.