On 15 Oct 2014, the StopTraffickingSG coalition emailed Members of Parliament (MPs) to request for a meeting with regards to the Prevention of Human Trafficking bill. To our surprise, the taskforce replied. A copy was also released to the press. Pl see http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/only-a-minority-of-labour/1437834.html StopTraffickingSG expresses our views on this unusual development and our concerns for… Continue reading The Interagency taskforce answers our letter to Members of Parliament
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!
Channel News Asia (CNA) in their article published on 21 Oct 2014 “Protecting victims’ rights the key to human trafficking Bill’s success: Activists” quoted MP Christopher De Souza who said that the trafficked victims he spoke to did not want to work which explained his reluctance to include the right to work in the anti-trafficking… Continue reading Victims do not want to work – StopTraffickingSG responses to this claim
The Straits Times’ report on the StopTraffickingSG press conference rightly pointed out that the Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill is only “a very good first step’ but not comprehensive” because it does not address the critical needs of trafficked victims that will empower them to report their cases and testify against their traffickers. StopTraffickingSG calls… Continue reading Media Digest: “Beef up Bill to better aid trafficked persons” – Straits Times, 24 Oct 2014
StopTraffickingSG Press Conference The message by the coalition of 6 NGOs behind the StopTraffickingSG Campaign is clear: Without a victim-centred approach, the bill will not be effective in combating human trafficking in Singapore. Jolovan Wham, Executive Director, HOME kicks off the press conference, by stressing the importance of the right to work for trafficked victim… Continue reading Draft bill does not empower trafficked victims to report
The full text of the critique of the draft Prevention of Human Trafficking bill delivered at a press conference on 21 October 2014: Prevention of Human Trafficking Bill StopTraffickingSG Campaign recommendations About the campaign: The StopTraffickingSg campaign is a joint initiative of AWARE, HOME, MARUAH, Project X, the Singapore Committee for UN Women, and TWC2.… Continue reading The full story of our recommendations for the Prevention of Human Trafficking bill (before it passes into law!)
MP Mr Christopher De Souza has proposed a Private Member’s Bill dedicated to combating human trafficking which will be presented in parliament in November 2014. In conjunction with the proposed Bill, non-governmental organisations HOME, AWARE TWC2, Healthserve and MARUAH have jointly organized the StopTraffickingSG Campaign. Phase One of the campaign runs from July to December… Continue reading Support victims’ rights – Sign our petition!