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.
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
Study sheds light on sex trafficking in Singapore By Toh Yong Chuan And Janice Tai First Published on The Sunday Times, Feb 10 2014 http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/study-sheds-light-sex-trafficking-singapore?page=0%2C1#sthash.4GBsXcsm.dpuf It found that victims from the Philippines were lured to Singapore by friends and acquaintances on the pretext of jobs such as waitressing and hostessing, before ending up in… Continue reading Who are the women trafficked into sex work in Singapore?