Homosexual acts are illegal regardless of whether they were consensual and done in private in Barbados, with a life sentence; however, the law is rarely enforced. The law is currently in effect, but under review. However, unlike Belize, Barbados' Constitution contains a "savings clause", which protects laws inherited by the former British Empire from constitutional review, even if these laws run counter to fundamental human rights. Because of Barbados' small population, many LGBT Barbadians choose to remain in the closet in fear that coming out would expose them to the entire country. Same-sex and different-sex anal and oral sex known as buggery or sodomy are criminalised in Barbados. Chapter , Section 9 of the Sexual Offences Act criminalises buggery, regardless of whether the act was done in private and consensual.
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Human trafficking in Barbados
Barbados is a source and destination country for men, women , and children subjected to trafficking in persons , specifically forced prostitution and forced labor. Researchers identified patterns of transactional sex within families, most often by adult male caretakers such as step-fathers, as well as child prostitution outside the home. Women from the Dominican Republic , Guyana , and Jamaica voluntarily enter Barbados as illegal migrants, and some expect to engage in prostitution. Some of these women are exploited in forced prostitution subsequent to their arrival.
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