Real life cases of victims

“How do I fight to keep my head above water?” (Case filed on 4 September 2015)

This is an account of the case of Xiao Hui (name changed to protect the victim’s identity) as told by her to HOME. She was flagged as a victim of sex trafficked victim on 4 September 2015 as her case has satisfied 3 strong indicators (shown in bold below) and 2 medium indicators (shown in… Continue reading “How do I fight to keep my head above water?” (Case filed on 4 September 2015)

Trafficking in Singapore

Provide better protection for victims of human trafficking

This article was first published on the Straits Times Forum, AUG 3, 2016, http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/provide-better-protection-for-victims-of-human-trafficking With the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons marked last Saturday, there is cause for us to review how well Singapore has done in combating human trafficking. Low-wage migrant workers, who make up 30 per cent of our workforce, are particularly vulnerable to… Continue reading Provide better protection for victims of human trafficking

US Trafficking-in-persons Report

HOME Shadow US TIPs Report 2016

 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 Award from the U.S.… Continue reading HOME Shadow US TIPs Report 2016

Real life cases of victims

Pending Case #1 “I had no choice but to continue” (Filed 25 Oct 15)

Ling  came to Singapore believing that her job would simply involve waitressing and selling alcohol in a pub. In reality, she was shocked to find out that not only did the pub pressurised her into wearing skimpy clothing and performing for the pub clientele, she had to fulfill a monthly sales quota or ‘compensate’ the pub… Continue reading Pending Case #1 “I had no choice but to continue” (Filed 25 Oct 15)

Real life cases of victims

TRICKED AND INDEBTED ON LAND, ABUSED OR ABANDONED AT SEA

Reposted from The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/world/asia/philippines-fishing-ships-illegal-manning-agencies.html LINABUAN SUR, the Philippines — When Eril Andrade left this small village, he was healthy and hoping to earn enough on a fishing boat on the high seas to replace his mother’s leaky roof. Seven months later, his body was sent home in a wooden coffin: jet black… Continue reading TRICKED AND INDEBTED ON LAND, ABUSED OR ABANDONED AT SEA

US Trafficking-in-persons Report

HOME Trafficking In Persons Shadow Report 2015

  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

US Trafficking-in-persons Report

Singapore’s anti-trafficking efforts fall short of international standards

Press Release The Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) agrees with the US State Department’s Tier 2 ranking of Singapore’s anti-trafficking efforts. We are glad that the issues we raised in our submission have been reflected in the State Department’s report. Even though the Singapore government has taken steps to tackle the problem, its measures… Continue reading Singapore’s anti-trafficking efforts fall short of international standards