[ ‘SHARE’ Mar-Apr 2015 ] FOCUS ~ MINISTRY
Written by> Lisa Chai (Senior Programme Officer)
It is estimated that globally about 20.9 million are affected by forced labours and among them, 4.5 million (22%) are victims of forced sexual exploitation. Many of the 20.9 million are also victims of human trafficking. During the course of my serving as a project officer in the past 19 years for CEDAR, I have the opportunity to read documents, review proposals, talk to field partners and hear from community members about human trafficking issues. It is an issue that everyone wants to tackle and stop.
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[ ‘SHARE’ Mar-Apr 2015 ] STEP INTO THE WORLD
“One day, a staff of ours saw a group of bewildered-looking Lahu girls loitering at the bus stop,” Pastor Prasang, head of Thai-Lahu Foundation (TLF), CEDAR’s partner, told us, “so the staff stopped a woman who appeared to be the contact person and asked where the girls were heading. The woman only knew that she was supposed to take them to an unknown destination, and she did not know what they were taken there for.”
Continue reading Help Protect Northern Thailand’s Ethnic Minorities from Human Trafficking
[ ‘SHARE’ Mar-Apr 2015 ] JOIN HANDS JOIN HEARTS
Development of children in China has improved significantly as the economy soars, and many UN Millennium Development Goals are reached before the target dates. However, urban-rural and east-west inequality and disparity are still huge, which means it is harder for some children in the western or rural areas to get proper education and hygiene services. The Lisu hill tribe children living along the mountainous border of Yunnan are an example.
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[ ‘SHARE’ Mar-Apr 2015 ] TAKING ACTION
Interviewer >Jojo Poon
Many think that modern slavery and human trafficking happen only in third world countries. However, if you look beyond your closest circles, you might realise that these issues are just at your doorsteps.
Continue reading Slavery and Trafficking Next Door – Interviewing Harmony Baptist Church