By Tam Peck Hoon, Campaign Manager, Stoptraffickingsg The following is a response to a letter by the Taskforce Against Trafficking in Persons in Singapore, http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/measures-in-place-to-help-trafficked-victims We thank the Taskforce for affirming its commitment to fighting human trafficking in the letter, “Measures in place to help trafficked victims” (18 August 2016). Though it is acknowledged that… Continue reading Source control restrictions are obstacles to crime reporting
This article was first published on the Straits Times Forum, AUG 3, 2016, http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/provide-better-protection-for-victims-of-human-trafficking With the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons marked last Saturday, there is cause for us to review how well Singapore has done in combating human trafficking. Low-wage migrant workers, who make up 30 per cent of our workforce, are particularly vulnerable to… Continue reading Provide better protection for victims of human trafficking
Violence has different forms: debt bondage and threats are as coercive as physical assaults. It is quite unreasonable to give undue weight to former and neglecting the latter.
Singapore’s new National Approach Against Trafficking In Persons (2016-2026) is finally ready. Presented at a closed door session with stakeholders on 10th March 2016, four key areas were delineated: prevention of human trafficking, prosecution of offenders, protection of victims, and working in partnership with stakeholders domestically and internationally (See Annex for details). While the news… Continue reading New National Approach – Hits & Misses
A public consultation to obtain feedback on the national approach against human trafficking in Singapore was organised by the trafficking in persons taskforce on 22 October 2015 . The Stoptraffickingsg team commends the approach for its long term objectives but it lacks specific milestones, actions and corresponding timelines to combat trafficking. By Stoptraffickingsg The Public… Continue reading National approach against human trafficking needs clear, specific actions
This article was first published on 2 October 2015 on TWC2’s website, http://twc2.org.sg/2015/10/02/singapore-accedes-to-the-un-anti-trafficking-protocol/ Statement by Transient Workers Count Too On 28 September 2015, Singapore acceded to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (UN TIP Protocol), often known as the Palermo Protocol. This is the key international… Continue reading Singapore Accedes to the UN Anti-Trafficking Protocol
Reposted from TODAY, September 29, 2015 Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong, left, deposited Singapore’s Instrument of Accession to the UN TIP Protocol with Chief of the UN Treaty Section Santiago Villalpando, right, at the UN Treaty Event on Sept 28, 2015. Photo: MHA SINGAPORE — Singapore has acceded to… Continue reading Singapore accedes to UN protocol against trafficking in persons