Al Jazerra reveals the shocking reality of child trafficking and forced labour among domestic workers from Myanmar in Singapore. Girls as young as 15 are brought in to work in our households which not only violates Singapore’s minimum age requirement of 23 for domestic workers, but also constitutes child trafficking if the recruitment of a… Continue reading Maid in Singapore – 101 East
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
This article is written in response to Singapore’s accession to the UN TIP Protoccol on 29 September 2015. It was first published by TODAY, Voices, on 6 October 2015. By Tam Peck Hoon, Campaign Manager, Stoptraffickingsg Campaign, Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) welcomes Singapore’s accession to the United… Continue reading S’pore’s anti-trafficking norms must evolve
This article was first published on Straits Times, 13 September 2015 By Danson Cheong “Ordinary Singaporeans must be aware that they may be complicit in trafficking which carries a heavy penalty” Two dark scars run the length of Indonesian maid Desi Perawati’s forearms. These are reminders of wounds allegedly inflicted by her former employer who,… Continue reading Maid’s case may be TIP of the iceberg – Indonesian alleging abuse may also be victim of labour trafficking, a more serious crime
Dear Sir/Madam, In 2012, the Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) launched the National Plan of Action (2012-2015) to set strategic outcomes and implement plans to combat TIP. The key objectives of the National Plan of Action are to strengthen Singapore’s capabilities along the holistic 4 ‘P’s strategy: a) Prevention of TIP; b) … Continue reading Sign up for Public Consultation on National Approach Against Trafficking in Person (TIP) on 27 May 2015
Dear Supporters, pl send the letter below to your MP to ask her/him to support the key recommendations identified by the StopTraffickingSG coalition for a victim-centric bill. The 2nd reading of the bill is scheduled for 3 November 2014. This short window of opportunity between now to next Monday is crucial to making the anti-trafficking… Continue reading Send a letter to your MP for a victim-centric bill TODAY!
Malaysian students are planning to raise awareness and funds for the fight against trafficking this November. With a series of events around Asia, the “24 Hour Race” is coming to Malaysia for the first time this year, after 4 years in Hong Kong.