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Getting back on their feet: rehabilitation of trafficked victims

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

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Debts and Death Threats: How 2 Sri Lankans Were Made to Work

Selvan and Kalai did not know that they were working illegally in Singapore.  At home in Sri Lanka, they had each paid $3,000 to an agent who promised them high-paying hotel jobs. When they arrived, they were instead made to wash dishes for 12 hours a day. They were not aware that they did not… Continue reading Debts and Death Threats: How 2 Sri Lankans Were Made to Work

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Support victims’ rights – Sign our petition!

MP Mr Christopher De Souza has proposed a Private Member’s Bill dedicated to combating human trafficking which will be presented in parliament in November 2014. In conjunction with the proposed Bill, non-governmental organisations HOME, AWARE TWC2, Healthserve and MARUAH have jointly organized the StopTraffickingSG Campaign. Phase One of the campaign runs from July to December… Continue reading Support victims’ rights – Sign our petition!

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Proposed bill on prevention of trafficking needs to include victims’ rights

HOME commends Mr Christopher De Souza MP and the Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons (“the Taskforce”) on the proposed introduction of dedicated anti-human trafficking legislation (“the Bill”). HOME is hopeful that the Bill is a positive step towards Singapore’s ratification of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially… Continue reading Proposed bill on prevention of trafficking needs to include victims’ rights