About the Human Rights Initiatives Unit

The Human Rights Initiatives Unit was set-up in 2020 following the widening of the Human Rights Directorate Portfolio to include reforms on human trafficking, prostitution, and cannabis. These reforms were initiated under the responsibility of the Office of the Prime Minister until the re-assignment of Ministry portfolios in January 2020.
The Unit is responsible in coordinating the reforms on human trafficking, prostitution, and cannabis, which includes consulting the relevant stakeholders, gathering of information, drafting of policy proposals, and streamlining existing structures and services, amongst others. Another responsibility of the Unit is to raise awareness among the general society on the topics.