Trafficking in Singapore

Source control restrictions are obstacles to crime reporting

By Tam Peck Hoon, Campaign Manager, Stoptraffickingsg The following is a response to a letter by the Taskforce Against Trafficking in Persons in Singapore, http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/measures-in-place-to-help-trafficked-victims We thank the Taskforce for affirming its commitment to fighting human trafficking in the letter, “Measures in place to help trafficked victims” (18 August 2016). Though it is acknowledged that… Continue reading Source control restrictions are obstacles to crime reporting

Trafficking in Singapore

Reality bite: victims face challenges accessing help

“Singapore has an integrated support system. Victims can approach multiple access points, such as the police or Family Service Centres, for help” http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/only-a-minority-of-labour/1437834.html We were curious to learn of the ‘multiple access points’ for victims of trafficking. A quick check of the Ministry of Family Service website and the Family Service Centres websites reveals NO… Continue reading Reality bite: victims face challenges accessing help

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Media Digest: “Beef up Bill to better aid trafficked persons” – Straits Times, 24 Oct 2014

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