Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking; some children under 18 are pressured to engage in sex acts in exchange for money or gifts; foreign workers may experience forced labor and are particularly vulnerable when employed by small, foreign-owned companies; adults and children are vulnerable to forced labor domestically, especially in the agriculture sector.

 

This country does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so; the government for the first time acknowledged a trafficking problem, launched an anti-trafficking public awareness campaign, and conducted anti-trafficking training for law enforcement, immigration, and labor officials; in 2014, authorities initiated three trafficking investigations, two of which were ultimately determined not to be trafficking cases, and did not prosecute or convict any trafficking offenders; the government did not identify or refer any potential trafficking victims to care (2015).

 

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Capital: Kingstown
Population (estimates, 2017): 110,000
Area (km2):  389
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $) 2016: 11,456.8
HDI Rank (2015): 99 of 188
Personal remittances, estimate received in 2016: USD1,620,929
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020): -5.4 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015): 4.2%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015): 51.1%