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Australia-Asia program to combat trafficking in persons
Phuket Gazette - 27 January 2015 - Thailand’s criminal-justice response to human trafficking received a boost from the Australian government yesterday, as an ...
IOM urges Thailand, Asean to block repeat of migrant crisis
Bangkok Post - 1 December 2015 - Southeast Asian countries were urged on Tuesday to treat migrants landing on their shores humanely and avoid a repeat of this ...
UN and Myanmar spar over Rohingya at migrant talks
Al Jazeera - 29 May 2015 - Seventeen nations attend summit in Bangkok on Southeast Asia crisis but talks not being attended at minister level.
Why you should be wary of statistics on ‘modern slavery’ and ‘trafficking’
Washington Post - 24 April 2015 - Human trafficking — or, as some prefer, “modern slavery” — is a largely hidden crime, so data are relatively scarce. Note ...
Fair recruitment initiative
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a global “Fair Recruitment Initiative” (ILO-FAIR) to: - help prevent human trafficking - protect the ...
Child trafficking: ‘worst form’ of child labour, or worst approach to young migrants?
Open Democracy - 13 July 2015 - Child trafficking is often used synonymously with child labour migration. This framing does a disservice to many child ...
20 foreign women rescued from trafficking syndicate
Free Malaysia Today - 15 January 2016 - The Indonesian and Cambodian women, aged 17-40, were found locked in a room on the premises.
Forced labour and human trafficking: A policy position paper of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers
As part of the employers’ component of the ASEAN Triangle project an Action Plan to fully engaging employers’ organizations in ASEAN processes was developed ...
Thousands of Nepali migrants lose farms in debt bondage
Reuters - 24 March 2015 - Thousands of Nepali farmers have fallen into debt bondage and lost their land after paying exorbitant fees to agents for jobs abroad, ...
PM to unveil new plan for traffickers
Bangkok Post - 3 April 2015 - Fixing forced labour to get top priority
Regulating labour recruitment to prevent human trafficking and to foster fair migration: Models, challenges and opportunities
This working paper presents the role of international labour standards in regulating recruitment and provides a preliminary overview of national laws, ...
Migration experiences of Lao workers deported from Thailand in 2013
"Migration experiences of Lao workers deported from Thailand in 2013" draws on a data set collected at the Wang Tao–Chong Mek border crossing in 2013 involving ...
US renews call for Thai crackdown on fishing abuses
Bangkok Post - 26 March 2015 - The US government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its ...
Rise in human trafficking reveals poverty of our response to Nepal earthquake
The Guardian - 6 May 2015 - Opportunists are pouncing on the chaos in Nepal to force vulnerable people into slavery. It’s not a new problem – but one we ...
Fifteen Years of the UN Trafficking Protocol
Anti-Trafficking Review, No 4 (2015): Fifteen Years of the UN Trafficking Protocol. 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, ...
Domestic worker from Myanmar rescues sister from a decade of slavery
The Straits Times - 18 November 2015 - When Ms Aye Than Dar and her little sister Hla Thidar Myint paid a broker in Myanmar's Mon state to smuggle them to ...
ILO welcomes drive to end trafficking
Bangkok Post - 14 January 2015 - Narong claims efforts are only for show
AFP investigating record number of human trafficking cases in Australia
Sydney Morning Herald - 31 October 2014 - Federal police are investigating a record number of human trafficking cases in Australia, involving sex slavery, ...
The need for a gendered approach to exploitation and trafficking
Open Democracy - 14 August 2015 - Victimisation of women is still dominant in policies and discourse on trafficking. Could a gendered approach that accounts ...