The draft of the proposed Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill was finally released to the public yesterday after the first reading of the bill. See http://www.parliament.gov.sg/sites/default/files/Prevention%20of%20Human%20Trafficking%20Bill%2039-2014.pdf Our response to the draft is as below, “On behalf of the six non-governmental organisations that have organised the StopTraffickingSG! Campaign (HOME, AWARE, Maruah, Project X, Singapore Committee for… Continue reading Stoptraffickingsg coalition responses to the draft Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill
Last week, a Singaporean sex worker reported that she was threatened by the Singapore Police Force when she tried to report someone who sexually assaulted her. She dialled triple nine when a guy groped her breasts and her crotch and then refuse to apologize when confronted. Thankfully, she managed to get a picture. When the… Continue reading Where Human Rights is Lacking, Sex Trafficking Thrives
Study sheds light on sex trafficking in Singapore By Toh Yong Chuan And Janice Tai First Published on The Sunday Times, Feb 10 2014 http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/study-sheds-light-sex-trafficking-singapore?page=0%2C1#sthash.4GBsXcsm.dpuf It found that victims from the Philippines were lured to Singapore by friends and acquaintances on the pretext of jobs such as waitressing and hostessing, before ending up in… Continue reading Who are the women trafficked into sex work in Singapore?
Conducting research on sex trafficking in Singapore is a difficult task. Among the many conclusions a researcher can result to, the confusing legislation that is used to “regulate” the sex industry and the blind eye society turns to the sex workers and their problems are probably the two significant ones. Legislation on sex work in… Continue reading A Researcher goes into the dark alleys of Geylang to report on sex trafficking in Singapore