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!
Adequate victim assistance and protection serve the interest both of the victim and of prosecution of the offenders. From a law enforcement perspective, poor victim assistance and protection may discourage victims from seeking assistance from law enforcement officials for fear of mistreatment, deportation or potential risks to their personal safety.” – UNODC, Model Law on… Continue reading Victim Protection Enforces the Law; Batons and Raids Do Not
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!)
Shouted at, beaten, scalded by hot water, locked in and a final escape from an abusive employer that landed her in hospital with broken limbs. This is the true story of Maya, a trafficked victim. For the past 2 years, she has been living in the care of HOME. Her experience of being trafficked remains… Continue reading Getting back on their feet: rehabilitation of trafficked victims