Social Protection Ministry to launch handbook for TIP victims

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry in collaboration with the Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Ministerial Task Force will be launching the first victims’ rights handbook, in observance of World Human Trafficking Day on July 30, 2016.The handbook is intended to guide TIP victims to realise, understand, accept and demand their rights.Some of the most common violations of human rights are; the right to personal autonomy, the right not to be held in slavery or servitude, the right to liberty and security, the right to be free from cruel or inhumane treatment , the right to safe, healthy working conditions and the right to freedom of movement.Tanisha Williams- Corbin, Coordinator (Ag) Counter Trafficking In Persons (C-TIP) Unit, said that, the Ministry will also be launching a campaign titled “Look Out, Speak Out and Take Down” which will be taken to various hotspots.She explained that the Ministry will be aggressively pushing its awareness campaign to educate citizens about TIP with the aim of preventing, reducing and eliminating the scourge.Some of the activities planned are roadside gaffs, school awareness sessions for community, structured awareness sessions for community leaders, distribution of educational materials and novelties, and sessions with social minority groups inclusive of Sex Workers’ Coalition and Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination SASOD.The Ministry will also be providing counselling services for TIP victims, public assistance and necessary psychosocial support in keeping with the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act of 2005, and provision of technical training and grants and loans for at risk families.last_img read more

Liverpool boss hails last season’s defeat to Man United “best defeat” of career

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rates last season’s 3-0 loss at Old Trafford as the best defeat of his career.The Reds created far more chances against Manchester United in December but the now-departed Raheem Sterling, in particular, found goalkeeper David de Gea, who is set for his first start of the season after signing a new contract after a failed transfer to Real Madrid, in top form.However, the reverse proved to be a catalyst as the Reds went on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league which was only ended by United at Anfield in March.It replicated a pattern which is developing with Rodgers’ teams which has seen them play their best football at the turn of the year.“It was probably the best defeat I’ve ever had,” said the Reds boss.“You never want to lose the game but I saw enough in that day to know we had actually got our identity back.“We should have scored goals but ultimately lost the game because we didn’t defend well enough.“From that moment we then kicked on and had a good spell.” Liverpool 1last_img read more

Confident DeGale predicts ‘explosive’ win

first_imgJames DeGale has promised to produce an “explosive performance” in Saturday’s super-middleweight clash with Dyah Davis.Harlesden’s Olympic gold medallist, 27, will be defending his WBC Silver title against the experienced American at Glow, Bluewater.A victory would keep DeGale on course for a world title shot, which his promoter Mick Hennessy has insisted is in the pipeline.The WBC’s world champion Sakio Bika has been touted as a possible future opponent and DeGale is also a contender to face the winner of this month’s world title showdown between Carl Froch and Hammersmith’s unbeaten challenger George Groves.Hennessy signed DeGale in 2012“I’ve trained extremely hard for this fight,” said DeGale, who won the European title after losing his British crown to arch-rival Groves on a close points decision in May 2011.“When I get past this there are some massive fights out there for me. I’m in the perfect position.“I’m taking Davis seriously but I can’t wait for what’s around the corner and am looking forward to putting on a great performance.“It was a big step up to win the European title and in my next couple of fights after leaving Frank Warren I thought I’d probably be fighting for a world title, but I’m still in a great position.“You’re going to see an explosive performance. The way I’m feeling, I can’t see Davis going 12 rounds. If he does, he’ll have done well.”Hennessy, who signed DeGale following the fighter’s acrimonious split from promoter Warren, says Davis represents a serious test.But the 32-year-old, who was stopped in the 10th round by Bika last year, is very much the underdog.“In my opinion James is already the best 168-pound fighter in Britain,” Hennessy declared.“We’ve got the best of Britain against a top American for the right to move on and fight for major titles. He [Davis] fought Bika and gave a good account of himself.“If James does what we believe he can, then he’s going to be a world champion. This can lead to massive fights with Froch, Groves, [WBO champion] Robert Stieglitz or even Andre Ward.“I think that with the right preparation James can beat Froch or Groves and win in style.“There aren’t many domestic box-office fights out there and for the winner of that fight, who else is box office? James is box office.”Tickets for DeGale v Davis at Glow, Bluewater, on 16 November are priced from £40 and are available from the Hennessy Sports Box Office on 01925 755 222, at or alternatively by contacting or by phone on 0844 888 4402 or via or by phone on 0844 847 2500.  See also:DeGale wants Groves clash at Loftus RoadDeGale to take on American DavisDeGale out to prove a point against DavisInjury-free DeGale determined to impressDeGale given warning by opponent Davis American Davis arrives for DeGale clashTrainer says DeGale is ‘a million per cent ready’ for world title challengeDeGale weighs in ahead of Davis clashDeGale must prove he is ready for world title shot, says promoterUnderdog Davis is determined to cause an upset against DeGaleJames DeGale v Dyah Davis as it happenedYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Congress slams BJP leader in Assam

first_imgThe Congress in Assam has lashed out at BJP minority cell chief Syed Mominul Awal for stating that the Muslim MLAs belonging to the Congress were of Bangladeshi origin.Mr. Awal had on Monday said that of the 25 Congress MLAs in Assam’s 126-member Assembly, 15 have roots in Bangladesh. The Congress had 15 Muslim MLAs, but Mr. Awal excluded one of them — Rekibuddin Ahmed – from his list.Debabrata Saikia, head of Congress Legislature Party, said Mr. Awal was toeing the communal line of the BJP. “He has probably not read history, but he should think before speaking”.last_img read more