Trafficking in Persons –Initiation Project

Project Overview

This project is supporting the Government of Jamaica to develop a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Information System and Database with statistics and reports on Human Trafficking in Jamaica as well as a TIP data-sharing protocol.

At present Jamaica does not have an integrated data collection and information system on human trafficking. This makes it difficult and time consuming for the Government of Jamaica, and specifically the Ministry of Justice’s National Anti-Trafficking Task Force and its Secretariat, to respond to requests for information and prepare reports to the UNODC, the USDC and other entities in a timely manner.

The US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report for 2014 places a number of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries – including Jamaica – on the Tier 2 Watch List. The report’s analysis and recommendations for Jamaica can be found here.

The Trafficking in Persons Initiation project is being implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Justice.

Achievements So Far

  • Consultant hired to develop information system and database
  • Brochure on database and data sharing protocol being drafted

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