Ling came to Singapore believing that her job would simply involve waitressing and selling alcohol in a pub. In reality, she was shocked to find out that not only did the pub pressurised her into wearing skimpy clothing and performing for the pub clientele, she had to fulfill a monthly sales quota or ‘compensate’ the pub… Continue reading Pending Case #1 “I had no choice but to continue” (Filed 25 Oct 15)
28 April 2016, Bangkok, Thailand Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainable Development Press Release Thai Union Group Public Company Limited (TU), the world’s largest shelf-stable tuna processor and owner of a portfolio of leading global seafood brands, announced today that it will eliminate recruitment fees for all workers in its factories and processing plants, effective… Continue reading Thai Union leads in opting for zero recruitment fees policy – a major step towards eliminating potential abuses of labor and human rights welcomed by migrant rights group
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
Reposted from The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/world/asia/philippines-fishing-ships-illegal-manning-agencies.html LINABUAN SUR, the Philippines — When Eril Andrade left this small village, he was healthy and hoping to earn enough on a fishing boat on the high seas to replace his mother’s leaky roof. Seven months later, his body was sent home in a wooden coffin: jet black… Continue reading TRICKED AND INDEBTED ON LAND, ABUSED OR ABANDONED AT SEA
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