16 May '11, 8am

Bothered by Singaporean comments blaming trafficked woman for her plight, + racism/misogyny/xenophobia #sgfeminists

Bothered by Singaporean comments blaming trafficked woman for her plight, + racism/misogyny/xenophobia #sgfeminists

Three months ago, Gabriella (not her real name) escaped from the pub she was forced to work at after being repeatedly engaged in sex against her will. The 31-year old Filipino was tricked into prostitution in Singapore under the notion that she was coming here to work as a waitress. On her work permit issued by the Ministry of Manpower, it is listed that she was employed by Dotcom Entertainment Pte Ltd as a Performing Artiste. Police investigations subsequently revealed that this company does not exist. The US Trafficking in Persons 2009 report cited Singapore as part of a group of countries thatare not doing enough to address trafficking. The women illegally trafficked into Singapore usually come from neighboring countries in Asia such as Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and China. According to the United Nations Global Initiation to Fight Human Trafficki...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/05/lured-by-false-promises/

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SIA Cup & KrisFlyer form now available

turfclub.com.sg 16 May '11, 9am

SIA Cup & KrisFlyer form now available Singapore Turf Club Monday, May 16, 2011 The form guides displaying the last eight ...