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.
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… Continue reading HOME Trafficking In Persons Shadow Report 2015
First published in The Business Times on 18 April 2015 Trafficking can only be combated comprehensively within a broader framework of seeking to eliminate extremely abusive and exploitative practices in general. By John Gee Last November, Singapore’s Parliament passed the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act. While it contains provisions for the prosecution of traffickers and the… Continue reading Rallying businesses against trafficking
The Act needs to be amended to make it more comprehensive. The Inter-Agency Task Force should implement the Act in ways that uphold these rights. Only then will Singapore make real progress towards meeting international anti-trafficking standards. By Vivienne Wee and Goh Li Sian The recently passed Prevention of Human Trafficking Act has been lauded… Continue reading Anti-trafficking law: Singapore can do better
It is to be hoped that there will be a strong degree of cooperation in monitoring the implementation of the PHTA between all concerned. Furthermore, there needs to be a determined effort by all concerned to conduct education on trafficking, so that an informed and concerned public is mobilised to counter it. This article is… Continue reading The Anti-Trafficking Act: Looking Ahead
The passing of the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act yesterday in Parliament has raised questions and concerns regarding its effectiveness in combating the scourge of human trafficking. It is our contention that the Act does not have sufficient measures to ensure the protection of victims’ safety, livelihood and sustenance that would empower them to report,… Continue reading Singapore’s new anti-trafficking Act does not go far enough