17 Jul 2014

Up to $80,000 Awarded to Three Anti-Human Trafficking Proposals

Grant awarded for the second year running. This year, initiatives reach out to businesses, teachers and students.

             The Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) has awarded up to $80,000 for the TIP Public Awareness Grant to the Singapore Committee for UN Women, EmancipAsia and Dr Sallie Yea from the National Institute of Education (NIE). This is the second year the Taskforce has awarded this grant that seeks to encourage community stakeholders to raise public awareness about TIP.

2.          The grant application was opened from 1 March to 16 May 2014, and a total of six proposals were evaluated by members from the TIP Taskforce. The proposals awarded the grant this year target a wide range of stakeholders through various initiatives, including a year-long business engagement campaign, photography exhibitions and film screenings for the general public, and a university-accredited module for trainee teachers (please refer to Annex for the list of programmes).

3.           Mr Alvin Lim, Co-chair of the Taskforce and the Ministry of Manpower’s Divisional Director of Workplace Policy and Strategy Division, said, “Last year, we launched the inaugural TIP Public Awareness Grant and saw several successful initiatives. It is important that we continue to reach out to a wider audience about human trafficking and increase awareness of this issue. I am heartened to see many creative proposals this year that target groups such as businesses, teachers and other opinion multipliers. We look forward to working with the grant recipients on their initiatives, and hope that more members of public can come onboard and spread the TIP message.”

4.            The grant recipients have been informed of their successful applications. The Taskforce will work closely with the recipients to support these initiatives. We will also continue to collaborate with stakeholders to further enhance awareness of TIP, as this will help improve the likelihood of detection and reporting of TIP-related crimes in the long run.
Issued by Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking-in-Persons

Issued by Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking-in-Persons
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