First China-Myanmar Border Liaison Offices Meeting on Anti-trafficking and Joint Border Visit
According to the bilateral cooperation framework agreed between China and Myanmar police and the expansion of the Border Liaison Offices (BLO) to include human trafficking, the first local cross-border meeting and joint border field visit to combat human trafficking were taken place from February 6 to 8, 2007 in Ruili, China and Muse, Myanmar.
ILO Efforts to Combat Forced Labour in Burma Unrealistic
Thai labour experts and non-governmental organisations are sceptical that a recent memorandum of understanding struck between the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Burmese junta enabling victims of forced labour to seek redress will deliver results.
US State Department Releases 2006 Human Rights Report
The US State of Department has released the 2006 Human Rights Report.
Southeast Asian Government Officials Discuss Treaty to Provide Better Protection for Women Migrant Workers
In Bangkok senior government officials from Southeast Asia will discuss ways to help give better protection for women migrant workers in Asia through the establishment of an international treaty.
Burmese Court Sentences Woman to 12 years for Human Trafficking
A Burmese court has sentenced a woman to 12 years in prison for selling two young Burmese women into prostitution in Malaysia. The court in Tachileik, opposite the Thai town of Mae Sai, sentenced Nang Aye Naw, 41, on 3 October 2006 under the anti-trafficking in persons law, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported.
Official Launch Ceremony of the Regional Training Programme to Combat Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region
Official launch ceremony of the Regional Training Programme to Combat Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region was held at the Mekong Institute at Khon Kaen University on 28 August 2006.
Vital Voices Makes Resources Available from "Civil Society and Government Collaboration to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Greater Mekong Sub-region" Conference
Vital Voices Global Partnership has made resources and information available on their web site about the "Civil Society and Government Collaboration to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Greater Mekong Sub-region" Conference, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 22-24 May 2006.
Final Statement from “Civil Society and Government Collaboration to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Greater Mekong Sub-region" Conference
A Final Statement is made at the end of a successful, regional conference.
Mekong Governments Demonstrate Concrete Action Against Human Trafficking
The six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Governments (Cambodia, China, Laos, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam) concluded a three day meeting beginning on 12 May 2006 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Two Agreements Pledging US $1.8 million to COMMIT Process
On 4 May 2006 an agreement was signed between the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP, in which the Norwegian Government pledged to contribute a total of 6,800,000 Kroner (about US $1 million) to combat human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).
Managing Migration in Southeast Asia
The incentives to migrate are rising because of increasing demographic and economic inequalities between countries.
Difficult Lives of Child Beggars
What brings these children to a different country to beg.
Thailand, Burma Sign Regional Pact in Malaysia to Fight Transnational Crime1
Thailand and Burma joined eight other Southeast Asian countries in signing an agreement to strengthen cooperation against cross-border crime.
Burma Enacts Anti Trafficking in Persons Law
Burma has banned the practice of trafficking and made it punishable by life in prison.
Child Beggars in Thailand: A Lucrative Business
A study carried out by the Mirror Foundation (Mirror Art Group) of Thailand's beggars has revealed a business built on children trafficked from Cambodia and Burma, who make nothing from their takings and are sometimes beaten.
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