10 March 2016 – The Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) has launched a National Approach against TIP, built on the National Plan of Action which guided its anti-TIP efforts from 2012 to 2015.
The National Approach sets out the key strategies and desired outcomes to guide Taskforce agencies and stakeholders in their plans to combat TIP over the next 10 years. The four outcomes are as follows:
- Prevention: A public that is aware of TIP crimes and actively takes steps to prevent, combat and suppress TIP; government officials and stakeholders who are well-trained, competent and professional in identifying and dealing with TIP cases.
- Prosecution: An effective end-to-end criminal justice response to TIP crimes, involving comprehensive investigations and prosecution of all offenders who may be involved in trafficking or the exploitation of victims.
- Protection: An appropriate victim care and support framework that looks after the needs of all victims of trafficking.
- Partnership: A strong ecosystem comprising both domestic and international stakeholders to put forth a whole-of-Singapore response against TIP