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
We have seen a lot of Indonesian workers working more than eighteen hours. We wish the hours were shorter. Maybe because our language skills are not so good, they use us like machines. (Human Rights Watch) Human Rights Watch (HRW) published the “Made to order” to study the situation of human trafficking among foreign domestic… Continue reading What would you do if your boss made you work 18-hour days all week without overtime pay?
Domestic servitude is not a well understood form of trafficking in Singapore. The recruitment of Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) does not involve organised crime syndicates but takes place within legal channels involving ordinary interactions between employers and employment agencies. The perpetrators in this form of trafficking do not realise that they are complicit in trafficking… Continue reading Domestic Servitude in Singapore
I am a Filipino domestic worker. My life in Singapore was a living nightmare filled with perpetual abuses by my employer. This is my story. It began in August 2011 when I was hired by a family with three young children, all of whom I patiently cared for. On top of doing household chores, my… Continue reading My employer pulled down my underwear: the case of a trafficked FDW