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National plan to address trafficking launched

The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) has launched its National Plan of Action 2019-2023 to address new forms of human trafficking, including surrogacy and sex trafficking at nightclubs that have emerged through the permeation of the internet. NCCT secretary of state Chou Bun Eng said ...

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Sar Kheng asks officials to identify root causes of human trafficking

The National Committee for Counter-Trafficking yesterday told government officials to identify and address the causes of human trafficking in the Kingdom in order to have Cambodia removed from the US government’s Tier 2 Watch List. Interior Minister Sar Kheng, who is also chairman of the NCCT, ...

Taing Vida

Thailand needs neighbors' help to crack down on slavery at sea: activist

Thailand’s crackdown on exploitation and slavery in its multi-billion dollar fishing industry will only succeed if its neighbours step up and adopt anti-trafficking laws, said a labour rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Thai fishing vessels are increasingly registering in nearby countries to avoid scrutiny ...

Nanchanok Wongsamuth

Myanmar: Women, Girls Trafficked as ‘Brides’ to China

The Myanmar and Chinese governments have failed to stem the trafficking of ethnic Kachin women and girls as “brides” to families in China, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Keep reading ...

ASEAN’s human trafficking woes

As most human rights defenders are already aware, Southeast Asia faces a problem when it comes to human trafficking. The United States (US) State Department’s latest annual Trafficking in Persons Report doesn’t paint a prettier picture either. Dubbed by the US State Department as the ...

Children in sex industry of ASEAN cry for implementation of legally binding agreements

A report by ILOs in 2017 estimated that 152 million children are involved in child labor worldwide, of which 73 million are in hazardous work, including situations where they are engaged in child prostitution. Addressing child prostitution is an important part of addressing child labor. Keep ...

Business can join trafficking fight

The recent upgrading of Thailand’s status to Tier 2 of the US Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) is a positive development that will be welcome by many. While Thailand has yet to fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the report recognises the ...

RDC and Mekong Club Collaborate to Eliminate Human Trafficking

Regulatory DataCorp, Inc. (RDC), the global leader in compliance screening, today announced that it has partnered with the Mekong Club as well as enhanced its screening platform to help eliminate a critical social blight and one of the fastest-growing sources of financial crime – human ...

Thailand reports progress in tackling human-trafficking and illegal fishing

Thailand has reported progress in its efforts to tackle human-trafficking and illegal fishing activities. On Wednesday, a government-appointed committee, tasked with steering the reform of public administration and chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon, was presented with a report on progress ...

Thailand tells illegal workers to leave

Thailand’s Labour Ministry has warned that all migrant workers who missed the March 31 deadline to register must return to their home countries, according to a Myanmar embassy official, who expressed concern that thousands of Myanmar workers might be affected by the order. Keep reading ...

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