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Human trafficking curriculum to be introduced in high schools

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 3:20 PM

The Ministries of Justice and Education have partnered to introduce a curriculum on human trafficking in high schools.



The curriculum was launched today.



The initiative will target students between Grade 7 and 9.



Speaking at the launch Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding said the initiative is to help build awareness among high school students about human trafficking.



Senator Golding emphasised that human trafficking is a serious issue.



He says the government has been ensuring that measures are put in place to stem the problem.



Noting that venerable groups such as children are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking, he said the new curriculum is a part of an overall strategy to build awareness among young people.



The Justice Minister said the inclusion of the human trafficking curriculum in schools will ensure that every child who enters the education system over the coming years will be made aware of human trafficking.



He said this will help to reduce their venerability to becoming victims of the heinous crime.



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