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Maid in Singapore – 101 East

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

Trafficking in Singapore

Source control restrictions are obstacles to crime reporting

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

Real life cases of victims

“How do I fight to keep my head above water?” (Case filed on 4 September 2015)

This is an account of the case of Xiao Hui (name changed to protect the victim’s identity) as told by her to HOME. She was flagged as a victim of sex trafficked victim on 4 September 2015 as her case has satisfied 3 strong indicators (shown in bold below) and 2 medium indicators (shown in… Continue reading “How do I fight to keep my head above water?” (Case filed on 4 September 2015)

Trafficking in Singapore

Provide better protection for victims of human trafficking

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

Real life cases of victims

“I can’t believe this is happening to me” (case filed 25 March 2015)

This is an account of the case of Hussein* as told by him to HOME. He was flagged as a victim of forced labour on 25 March 2015 as his case has satisfied 4 strong indicators (shown in bold below) and 11 medium indicators (shown in italics below) according to the indicators by International Labor… Continue reading “I can’t believe this is happening to me” (case filed 25 March 2015)

US Trafficking-in-persons Report

HOME Shadow US TIPs Report 2016

 INTRODUCTION The Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) was established in 2004 to respond to the urgent needs of the migrant community in Singapore. HOME’s founder, Bridget Tan, poured her own CPF money into the creation of HOME. Her work was recognized in 2011 when she received the Hero Acting to End Modern-day Slavery Award from the U.S.… Continue reading HOME Shadow US TIPs Report 2016

US Trafficking-in-persons Report

2016 US Trafficking in Persons Report (Singapore)

Extracted from http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/258881.pdf Singapore is a destination country for men, women, and girls from other Asian countries subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor, and a transit country for Cambodian and Filipino men subjected to forced labor on fishing vessels that transit through Singapore or its territorial waters. Some of the 1.37 million foreign workers that… Continue reading 2016 US Trafficking in Persons Report (Singapore)