In March 2015, business leaders and global experts will come together to address the issue of Trafficking in Persons and understand the implications across industries.
[email protected] has been an evolution of various human trafficking campaigns that Singapore Committee for UN Women have championed since 2006. As one of the leading advocates against human trafficking in Singapore, the impact and awareness raised has been crucial in the fight to end trafficking in the region.
The [email protected] 2015 Conference is hosted by Singapore Committee for UN Women, and is supported by the Singapore government’s Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP).
Singapore is a trafficking destination country for men, women, boys and girls from around the region. Attend this conference to find out more about Trafficking in Persons, what the issue means for your business, and what you can do about it.
- Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world with traffickers earning profits of around $32 billion per year.
- The majority of victims of human trafficking are children and women between the ages of 18 and 24.
- Nearly 27 million people from 161 different countries are being trafficked around the world.
- 90% of forced labour victims are exploited in the private economy.
- 1 person is trafficked every 30 seconds.
[email protected] 2015 aims to:
- Foster learning amongst businesses from global industry leaders on how to identify trafficking as well as understand tools and best practices to combat trafficking within their own sectors.
- Create an understanding of challenges faced by different stakeholders on the consequences of trafficking.
- Encourage collaboration amongst industries to create an environment where traffickers are not easily able to exploit private-sector weaknesses for their own benefit.
- Inspire sustainable change through multi-sector pledges to combat human trafficking.
About The Organizers
[email protected] 2015 is hosted by Singapore Committee for UN Women in partnership with the Singapore government’s Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons (TIP).
Singapore Committee for UN Women is a self-funded Singapore-based charity aimed at supporting local, regional, and global programs that provide women and young girls with access to leadership development, economic independence and a life free of violence and abuse. We support the general mission of UN Women throughout the region by raising awareness and funding for Ending Violence Against Women, Economic Empowerment Programs, and Governance and Leadership Programs. Find out more here: http://unwomen-nc.org.sg
The Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons was established in 2010 in recognition of the threat of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in Singapore. Co-chaired by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the Taskforce includes representatives from several government agencies. Recognizing the importance of engaging and educating industries and the public in the identification and prevention of TIP, the Taskforce launched a public education campaign in early 2013, in partnership with civil society organizations. In 2011, the Taskforce started work on a National Plan of Action (NPA) that is a roadmap for concerted action from 2012 to 2015. It will strengthen current policies and systems, as well as develop new ones to address current gaps.