South Pacific Slaves Put Squid on U.S. Tables
On March 25, 2011, Yusril became a slave; that afternoon he went to the East Jakarta offices of Indah Megah Sari (IMS), an agency that hires crews to work on foreign fishing vessels.
Australia Provides Aid to Indonesia to Combat Human Trafficking
Australia has announced it will give support to Indonesia's fight against human trafficking, aid which will add to programs already being helped by the UN and the US.
MTV Networks in Asia & Pacific and MTV Europe Foundation Launch Youth-Focused Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign
MTV EXIT documentary programs will reach 380 million households with other artists.
Human Trafficking Rate in Indonesia Still High
The commitment of the Indonesian government in handling human trafficking is still considered to be low.
EU and ASEAN Join Hands to Fight Trafficking
Foreign ministers of the European Union and the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) agreed to back the launch of talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two blocs.
Child Trafficking on the Rise in Indonesia
Indonesian authorities are battling a growing trade in child trafficking, including a recent case where hundreds of babies were sold overseas, a report says.
Indonesian Legislature Approves Harsh Bill to Combat Human Trafficking
The House of Representatives has passed a long-awaited bill on human trafficking carrying a maximum 15-year jail sentence and/or a maximum fine of Rp 5 billion for involvement in the human trade.
US State Department Releases 2006 Human Rights Report
The US State of Department has released the 2006 Human Rights Report.
Malaysia Top Destination for Indonesian Victims
Malaysia is the No 1 destination of Indonesian victims of human trafficking, according to the International Organisation for Migration.
Indonesian Government Starts Crackdown on Labor Smuggling Rings
Police have arrested a businessman and an immigration officer at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as part of a crackdown on a human trafficking ring.
Solidarity Center Empowers Vulnerable Workers and Their Children to Fight Human Trafficking in Indonesia
More than 25,000 Boy and Girl Scouts are learning how to keep themselves safe in a part of Indonesia that is infamous for the cruel practice of human trafficking.
Pact Would Protect Indonesian Maids in Malaysia
Malaysia would give Indonesian maids better protection from abuse and might offer education for children of Indonesian workers in their native language under proposed agreements between the countries, reports said. 1 The accord on maids’ rights could be signed by the middle of the year, the national news agency Bernama reported.
Migrant CARE Statement on Elections to the UN Human Rights Council
"A Human Rights Council for Migrant Workers’ Rights" On 9 May 2006 at the UN Headquarters in New York City, elections were held appointing countries to membership in the UN Human Rights Council, a new association formed on mandate from the UN General Assembly in September 2005.
IOM Helping to Repatriate Woman Trafficking Victims from Malaysia
IOM plays an important role in combating trafficking in Southeast Asia.
Managing Migration in Southeast Asia
The incentives to migrate are rising because of increasing demographic and economic inequalities between countries.
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