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
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
This article is written in response to Singapore’s accession to the UN TIP Protoccol on 29 September 2015. It was first published by TODAY, Voices, on 6 October 2015. By Tam Peck Hoon, Campaign Manager, Stoptraffickingsg Campaign, Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) welcomes Singapore’s accession to the United… Continue reading S’pore’s anti-trafficking norms must evolve
Reposted from TODAY, September 29, 2015 Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong, left, deposited Singapore’s Instrument of Accession to the UN TIP Protocol with Chief of the UN Treaty Section Santiago Villalpando, right, at the UN Treaty Event on Sept 28, 2015. Photo: MHA SINGAPORE — Singapore has acceded to… Continue reading Singapore accedes to UN protocol against trafficking in persons
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