MHA co-leads the Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) with MOM. This is the central body for the formulation and coordination of national policies and programmes to prevent and combat human trafficking.
Our efforts against human trafficking are guided by our National Plan of Action, which was first launched in 2012. This is the roadmap for whole-of-government action and comprises 31 discrete initiatives to be undertaken from 2012 to 2015. One significant outcome is the passing of the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act, which was drafted by MP Christopher de Souza and introduced in Parliament in November 2014. Other initiatives include the introduction of a Public Awareness Grant to raise public awareness on human trafficking, training of officers to raise competency and partnerships with regional and international bodies to better combat this transnational crime.
The Taskforce has launched the National Approach against TIP in March 2016. With the initiatives under the first NPA completed, the National Approach will build on the success of the NPA, and set out the key strategies and the desired outcomes to guide the Taskforce and stakeholders when developing their work plans to combat TIP.
TIP Public Awareness Grant
The TIP Public Awareness Grant is aimed at encouraging public education initiatives that would help raise awareness of TIP crimes, so that such incidents can be detected early and reported to the authorities.
Applications are now open from 27 November 2017 to 15 January 2018.
If you're interested, the Taskforce would like to invite you to submit proposals that aim to increase public awareness on TIP and shape public attitudes about their roles in combating TIP. You can refer to the application form for more details.
How to submit?
- Download and fill up the application form.
- Submit the original copy and supporting documents to:
TIP Taskforce Secretariat
Workplace Policy and Strategy Division
Ministry of Manpower
18 Havelock Road