22 December 2016

Hong Kong

Hong Kong lags behind in the battle against modern-day slavery

Date: 16 December 2016
Source: South China Morning Post

Video shows underage workers forced to work up to 19 hours a day at Chinese sweatshops. Hong Kong listed luxury brands are not taking actions to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from their supply chains.

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Hong Kong tightens entry norms for Indian visitors

Date: 13 December 2016
Source: The Indian Express

Hong Kong has tightened the entry norms for Indian visitors before visiting Hong Kong visa-free from January 23, 2017. The move by the Hong Kong government follows a sharp rise in the number of asylum seekers from India, with some cases amounting to human trafficking.

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Hong Kong under pressure over human trafficking

Date: 5 December 2016
Source: Radio Television Hong Kong

The US government is asking Hong Kong to do more to combat human trafficking. This comes after the US lowered Hong Kong’s rating to the Tier 2 Watch List – in its annual Trafficking in Persons report.

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Hong Kong lawyer and family go the distance in Angkor Wat for trafficking victims

Date: 3 December 2016
Source: South China Morning Post

Patricia Ho, a human rights lawyer at Daly & Associates, is trading in the desk for the running track in Cambodia, raising money for some of society’s most vulnerable population.

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Asia

UK condemned for deporting survivors of trafficking back to Vietnam

Date: 20 December 2016
Source: The Guardian

British authorities are failing to identify and protect Vietnamese victims of trafficking who are being deported back to Vietnam without adequate support or protection.

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Global

CNN Heroes: Unique program helps women escape streets, transform lives

Date: 12 December 2016
Source: CNN Heroes

For nearly 20 years, Stevens has dedicated her life to helping women escape prostitution, addiction and trafficking and providing a place for them to heal.

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Inside New York’s bustling but unseen world of human trafficking

Date: 10 December 2016
Source: New York Daily News

Human trafficking cases in New York City are up 50% this year with documented cases totaling 84 in comparison to last year’s 55.

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Brexit could harm fight against modern slavery – charities

Date: 10 December 2016
Source: Sky News

Brexit could harm the fight against modern slavery, making victims less likely to come forward because they fear being sent back to their home country.

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Resources

REPORT : Ranking of 20 apparel and footwear companies on efforts to address forced labour in the supply chain

Date: December 2016
Source: KnowTheChain

In this report KnowTheChain benchmarked 20 apparel and footwear companies on the transparency of their efforts to eradicate forced labor from their global supply chains.

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TOOLKIT : COMBAT Trafficking in human beings in the hotel industry

Date: December 2016
Source: Oxford Brookes University

This toolkit is a new solution for hotels seeking to minimise the risk of human trafficking on their premises. It comprises a raft of practical measures to help hotels minimise the risk of human trafficking.

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NOVEL : Trafficking (Powell Book 1)

Source: Amazon

Read a novel featuring Afina, a young Romanian girl who is tricked into life as a sex slave. Facing a desperate future, she tries to escape…

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Run For STOP wrap-up

Our team was astounded by the generosity and support that was shown for our first year’s Run For STOP!

32 runners altogether managed to raise over HK$800,000! Once again, a massive, MASSIVE, thank you to all of our amazing runners who decided to run for STOP in Cambodia under the scorching tropical sun, and their incredible fundraising efforts over the past several months led to this incredible achievement!

We are very excited to be able to equally distribute the money to our four programs, and witness the positive impact it will have on the people we serve. Run for STOP is our biggest fundraising event – and needless to say it was a HUGE success!